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USI-IISS Joint Workshop on “Defence Deterrence and Stability in Southern Asia”

The USI, in collaboration with International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, organized the Second Joint Nuclear Workshop on “Defence Deterrence and Stability in Southern Asia” on 11 November 2014. The Workshop was Co-Chaired by Lt Gen P K Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Director USI and Mr Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS.

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Threat of Drones with WMDs: Why India Should be as Concerned as the Pentagon

The Pentagon has put out a Request For Information (RFI) for new technologies that could counter commercial drones armed with chemical, biological or highly destructive weapons. It is high time Indian military equip itself not only with the most sophisticated drones but also with technology to shoot down hostile UAVs entering our airspace.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

The Handshake Says it All!

Some called it a historic handshake. But the gesture by the two leaders seemed to be an attempt at negating itself, an unwilling attempt at conducting a formality between the two most important members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, with little warmth or vigor in it.