China’s Protest of Indian PM’s Arunachal Visit Exposes Its Hypocrisy of “Peaceful Rise” Theory
Nihar writes, recent protest by China regarding PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal, and the border violation attempts may seem to be normal and routine. However the tone and tenor of recent protests, combined with the increased frequency of transgressions (according to official statistics, there were 415 border violations in 2017 with 216 of them leading to face-offs between the troops) tells a different story and arguably reveals that, these are deliberate and well thought out strategy being adopted by Beijing as part of their three warfare strategy.
Army ‘Hammering and Bleeding’ Pakistan Forces along LoC: Government Sources
Narender writes, Tthere is no wisdom in fighting hybrid and irregular war with regular forces. Hybrid must be fought by hybrid resources and irregulars could be fought with hybrid resources. Soviet Union lost Afghan war because they fought irregulars with regulars and that resulted in one of the biggest military reversals in the 20th century.
A Joint USI – DPG Event: North Korea and Strategic Issues in the Asia-Pacific By Professor Hideya Kurata, Head of Strategic Studies, National Defence Academy, Japan
A Joint USI – DPG Event, “North Korea and Strategic Issues in the Asia-Pacific” by Professor Hideya Kurata, Head of Strategic Studies, National Defence Academy, Japan was organised at USI on 13 February 2018.
Subhashish writes, India Chain will be the country’s largest blockchain network. It will be linked to another existing platform called IndiaStack. IndiaStack is a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow government organisations, businesses, startups and developers to develop applications for presence-less (by using Aadhar), paper-less (Aadhar eKYC, E-sign and digital locker), cash-less (single interface to bank accounts and wallets such as UPI) and consent (to enable people to securely provide consent for the data flow between data providers) service delivery
National Initiatives on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Subhashish writes, the Government of India has started addressing the need to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is a welcome move considering the development made by China in this field. On 20 July 2017, China’s State Council released “A Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan” that dwells on the national blueprint for development of AI capabilities with broad goals till 2030 by when it intends to “lead the world”.
Naga Boycott: Centre Must Come Clean On the 2015 Framework Accord
Narender writes, Naga tribes of the North East had high aspirations from the Framework Agreement and if the talks breakdown on election issue it will be a set back to the entire peace and development process in the North East. Danger is that it will also have adverse impact on future negotiations and conflict resolution efforts of the government with other parties to the conflict.
Gaurav writes, China now seeks to help Thailand in one of its grand projects of building the Kra canal – a long-envisioned channel through the country’s southern isthmus that would connect the Indian and Pacific Oceans and dramatically shorten East-West shipping routes.
Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War In Africa
Narender writes, Africa is facing one of the most critical periods in the history where Islamic Jihad ideology is causing instability in oil rich 22 North African nations and there is a scramble to control resource rich Sub Sahara region. The race to control natural resources has gained momentum and US and its European allies are being challenged by Russia and rising China.
USI conducted a Strategic Panel Discussion for Iraqi and Syrian Diplomats Undergoing Special Course at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), New Delhi on January 22, 2018
USI conducted a Strategic Panel Discussion for Iraqi and Syrian diplomats undergoing special course at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), New Delhi on January 22, 2018 . The aim of Strategic Panel Discussion is to provide an opportunity to participants to understand and analyse dynamics of ISIS as a transnational threat and its growing footprints in Eurasia.
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, […]