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Drones are welcome, but where's the policy framework?
The Delhi police proposal to use drones for day-to-day law and order activities is bound to fail unless it is accompanied by a regulatory and manufacturing ecosystem for unmanned aerial vehicles
 
Asian Security Dynamics
 
The European Union as a security actor: View from India
Samir Saran
15 January 2015
The central division between the EU and India is the tyranny of grammar. Europe and the EU pursue their interests under the grammar of values, which is sought to be achieved through ideological underpinnings. India has sometimes also couched many of its strategic interests in its own grammar of ethics.
 
The year ends, but the chaos may just be beginning
Rajesh Rajagopalan
31 December 2014
2014 by far has been the most chaotic year in international politics, since the end of the Cold War. The Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East threaten to upturn borders settled for close to a century. Europe is in the throes of an unexpected tussle with Moscow. In the South and East China seas, China's aggressiveness is too clear now to be ignored.
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Space Security
 
India's cyber and space security policies
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
02 January 2015
While many countries still regard cyber security and space security as 'future challenges', or issues that will need to be dealt with in the coming years, India is already tackling them today.
 
We need intelligence upgrades
Vikram Sood
11 December 2014
Granted that the US normally goes for the overkill and in comparison our systems are in kindergarten stuff, there is no denying that we need upgrades. Intelligence and intercepts post-event, as in the recent Uri case, are of academic interest.
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Indian Defence
 
Pak boat operation exposes intel gaps again
Manoj Joshi
06 January 2015
There are several problems with the story as it has been put out and many of these have been listed in the internet or in newspapers. But what the incident does seem to bring out is the continuing dysfunction of our intelligence system and the high levels of incompetence in matters of national security.
 
Army modernisation alone not enough
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra
06 January 2015
Several developments over the last few months have made clear that the Army modernisation programme, at least, is turning into a train wreck. This is not to say that all is well with the modernisation of the Air Force and the Navy, but just that the Army modernisation programme stands on far shakier ground, with minimal scope for results.
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Procurement & Self Reliance
 
Why India’s defence procurement is problematic?
Deba R Mohanty
10 April 2012
A country that spends 15 per cent of its Central expenditure on national defence (armed forces and DRDO) and 23 per cent on national security (armed forces and all other security forces like para-military, police) must explain to its citizens as to whether its spending on security is justifiably utilised or not.
 
From MIC to NSIC
Deba Ranjan Mohanty
11 October 2011
Nomenclature notwithstanding, the evolution of an Indian National Security Industrial Complex (NSIC) must be watched with interest and caution.
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Non-Traditional Security
 
Moves to enhance response to CBR attacks
Astik Sinha
27 December 2011
The recent Indian government’s decision to equip 800 police stations in 80 cities with radiation monitors is a clear indication of how serious the threats posed by chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) weapons is being taken.
 
Winning the aerospace tech battle
Deba R Mohanty
29 August 2011
India had recently decided to partner Russia in a joint project known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). A project like this is a rarity, like Brahmos, that India can ill afford to lose. Prudence would demand employment of a realist strategy of engagement by India in convincing the Russians to expand the scope of involvement.
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
Auctioning Coal: Will it Clean the Stable?
23 January 2015
Lydia Powell,

In a recent interview on coal block auctions, the Minister of State for Coal has said that he had 'inherited a mess' and that his mission was to 'clean the stable'.

 
Over-Supply in Global Coal Market is an Opportunity for India
23 January 2015
Ashish Gupta,

Rising import of coal is a cause for concern especially on account of increasing current account deficit.

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International
Global nation
08 January 2015
C. Raja Mohan

PM Narendra Modi's interest in the diaspora is about recognising India's possibilities as a "global nation" that is not defined in narrow territorial terms.

 
Sushma Swaraj's visit to South Korea and the way ahead
08 January 2015
K.V. Kesavan

For both India and South Korea, cooperation in the civilian nuclear sphere is a subject of great importance.

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National
Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity
12 January 2015
C. Raja Mohan

As a new government led by Maithripala Sirisena takes charge in Colombo,

 
Curtains down for Planning Commission, but challenges remain
05 January 2015
Manoj Kumar

The history of the Planning Commission suggests that it was always an extension of the government's attitude towards the economy.

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Sri Lanka
Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity
12 January 2015
C. Raja Mohan

As a new government led by Maithripala Sirisena takes charge in Colombo, New Delhi has a valuable opportunity to arrest the drift in bilateral relations over the last few years.

 
Sri Lanka's new Govt, and India and China
09 January 2015
N Sathiya Moorthy

Sri Lanka's poll results have shown that President-elect Sirisena's victory was made possible by the overwhelming vote of the minorities, particularly the Sri Lankan Tamils.

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Terrorism
Pak boat operation: Was there any other option with Coast Guard?
08 January 2015
Vikram Sood

No one really knew what had happened on the high seas off Porbunder on the New Year Eve, yet everyone had an answer within hours.

 
Pak boat operation exposes intel gaps again
06 January 2015
Manoj Joshi

There are several problems with the story as it has been put out and many of these have been listed in the internet or in newspapers.

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