Visit of 37-member Myanmar National Defence College Delegation on 06 Nov 2018
A 37-member Myanmar National Defence College (NDC) delegation visited USI on 06 Nov 2018. The delegation was headed by Maj Gen Myat Kyaw, Commandant of NDC, Myanmar. The welcome remarks were made by Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd), Deputy Director (Research) and Head of Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation, USI.
Brig Narender writes, drones are emerging as new weapon for use at tactical level having operational and strategic implications. Use of drones by state and non-state actors will increase in the future since it gives leverage to cause collateral damage, act as target designator for smart bombs, carryout surveillance and act as a platform for electronic warfare.
The annual USI National Security Seminar was held on 01-02 November 2018 at the United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. The USI National Security Seminar has focussed on the Indo-Pacific Region since 2009 and this was the 10th edition of the Indo-Pacific series. The theme for this year’s seminar was “Evolving Geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects”. The seminar brought together varying perspectives on strategic challenges, and prospects for cooperation in the security and economic domains
USI Organised Scholar’s Presentation by Prof Gautam Sen on the Topic “Cyber Security & Cyber Space In International Relations: A Roadmap For India’s Cyber Security Policy” on 5 Nov 2018
USI organised scholar’s presentation by Prof Gautam Sen on the topic “Cyber Security & Cyber Space in International Relations: A Roadmap for India’s Cyber Security Policy” under the Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee Chair at USI.
USI team delivered lectures for Afghan diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute on 22 October 2018
The USI team delivered lectures at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) under the first Indo-China joint capacity building programme for Afghan diplomats on 22 October 2018. The programme was launched with statements from Indian Foreign Minister and dignitaries from China and Afghanistan.
USI organised a seminar “Kashmir Imbroglio: A Reality Check and Way Forward” on 24 September 2018 at USI
USI organised a seminar “Kashmir Imbroglio: A Reality Check and Way Forward” on 24 September 2018 at USI. The overall objective of the seminar was to discuss the evolving socio-political & security scenario and building enduring peace and stability, so as to throw up new ideas.
Anindita writes how the surging poppy cultivation and opium production has got embedded in the socio-economic structure of Afghanistan, and how it creates multiple challenges for the country . Opium economy is is not just fuelling the Taliban Insurgency but has also become the backbone of the rural economy.
India is fast attaining the know-how of developing strategic missile systems indigenously with very little or negligible equipment being imported from outside the country for them. In fact, the defense research agency DRDO […]
In a classic case of intelligence blowback for Pakistan, six top leaders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan that seeks to destroy Pakistan and Afghanistan and convert them into a so-called Sharia-compliant Islamic state, […]
As the gravy train of loose monetary policy is brought to an end the resilience of global economic recovery is being tested. Can the global economy sustain itself without the life support provided by central banks?