The USI team participated in a week long National Security Seminar organised byNational Police Academy (NPA) for senior police, central police, military, intelligence and civil services officers. The major themes of the seminar were National Security a macro view, internal security, external security challenges .border management, cyber security, maritime security, nuclear security, economic security, energy security, media security, Pak China Strategic Nexus.
Subhasish writes, one among the six foreign companies that have submitted preliminary design proposals to assist Taiwan in making it submarines is a mysterious Indian Group. Mysterious because nothing much has been mentioned in the news piece about this group. It is qualified by only one sentence – “The Indian team has experience with the diesel submarines in service in the Indian Navy”. It is definitely not clear as to which is this Indian team, with experience with diesel-electric submarines in the Indian Navy, that has submitted the preliminary proposal.
Shaman writes, as Pakistan prepares for general elections for 342-seat Pakistan National Assembly in a week’s time, it is clear that the powerful Pakistan Army has joined hands with other two strong institutions of the country i.e the Judiciary and the Election Commission to benefit Imran Khan’s PTI and other extremist political parties – Lashkar-e-Taiba supported Milli Muslim League (through Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek), Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan and ultra-conservative Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal, all of which have entered the electoral arena this year seeking to benefit from the discrediting of the PML-N and PPP, with adequate propping up by Rawalpindi.
USI conducted an internship programme for the students of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar and O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) from 04 June to 03 July 2018 at USI. A selected number of students from Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia and Miranda House, University of Delhi also participated in the programme.
Brig Narender writes, The US has given China a reason to build anti US trade alliance that may include Russia, some members of EU, ASEAN nations and Iran. Is it that Trump has given a platform to China to build a transregional trade alliance? Giving an adversary a chance to build an alliance is a bad strategy.