The 4th Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue, Kabul, Nov 25, 2018
The 4th “Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue” co-organised by Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and United Service Institute of India (USI) was held at the AISS Kabul on November 25, 2018. The theme of this dialogue was “Experience of Afghanistan and India in the F ield of Counterterrorism.”
USI hosted a Five Member Delegation from Institute for Defence International relations (IDIR) on 27 Nov 2018
A five member delegation from Institute for Defence International Relations (IDIR) visited USI on 27 Nov 2018. he presentations were made on three dominant themes: security environment in East Asia, evolving strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific, and the US-China Strategic competition and implication for both India and Vietnam.
Will Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Remain a “Corridor of Faith” or Will Become A “Corridor of Instability”
Brig Narender (Retd) writes, eagerness of Pakistan and especially the Pak Army Chief to open the Kartarpur Corridor from Gurdaspur District to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan must be viewed with scepticism
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
Rohit Mehrotra says:The menace of abuse of social media and other internet related communications by various extremists and terror groups for fostering their ideology and showcasing their exploits is on the rise.
Sanjeev Relia states that 1400 passengers were grounded on 21 June 2015 at the Warsaw Chopin airport after the Polish Airways announced that hackers had breached its ground computers, which are used to issue flight plans