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AI 144 emergency: A mirror to serious sectoral issues
Without a course correction, the Indian civil aviation industry, which grows at a staggering 18 percent per annum and is projected to carry 293 million passengers by 2020, may just crash completely.
 
Asian Security Dynamics
 
India, Israel and the Gaza war
Rajesh Rajagopalan
17 July 2014
India can leverage its traditional closeness to the Palestinians as well as its current friendly ties with Israel to help advance the peace process, even if in a small way. But this requires care and finesse, which is unlikely to be found in the parliamentary din.
 
Border infrastructure: Time to put rail tracks on track
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
10 July 2014
The slow pace of rail track construction in India is a total contrast to the development across the border. China has already built a 1142 km-long electrified railway line from Golmud to Lhasa. Now it has plans to extend it to Shigatze and Yatung, reaching almost Nathu La pass.
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Space Security
 
Is there anything in domain name?
Mahima Kaul
15 July 2014
Shakespeare wondered what was in a name, but then again, it was a time before Top Level Domains, global brands with billions of dollars riding on them, and internet governance bodies like ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) existed.
 
EU courts support for Space Code of Conduct
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Daniel A. Porras
15 July 2014
While there has been progress over the last few years in terms of garnering greater support for the EU space code, there appear to be a few outstanding issues that need further elaboration and alteration to make the code more appealing.
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Indian Defence
 
Seeking nuclear legitimacy
Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
11 July 2014
The sanctity of "NPT-signatory" is laughable because that is a crude way of assessing a country's nuclear non-proliferation record. China has signed the NPT but has flouted every single idea behind the treaty. On the other hand, while India is not a signatory, it has upheld all the principles.
 
Defence: Not really an ideal Budget
P K Ghosh
11 July 2014
Modi Govt's defence budget will only sharpen the divide between an increasingly assertive China and the Indian security establishment trying hard to cope up with the Chinese military modernisation programme. China's 2014 military budget is of $132 billion while Indian budget is of approximately US $ 37 bn only.
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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
 
India's Solar Mission: Make it work for the economy class not just the business class
15 July 2014
Praveen Kumar Kulkarni

India has been doling out subsidies to the solar Industry that includes cheap land, infrastructure, capital subsidy, income tax holiday,

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National
Kashmir rail
2 July 2014
C. Raja Mohan

That China is now preparing to extend its railway into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir should stir PM Modi to

 
The #NaMo wave yet to translate into effective governance
1 July 2014
Samir Saran

In government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to disrupt the lethargy of the Lutyens communication machinery by

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International
Development of Northeast and Modi's policy with its neighbours
26 June 2014
Joyeeta Bhattacharjee

Along with proposing new measures and initiatives, the Narendra Modi government should focus on completing

 
Panchsheel blues
26 June 2014
C. Raja Mohan

While rhetoric is common in diplomacy, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, when travelling to Beijing this week,

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Security
Indo-US cyber dialogue should include hardware security
03 July 2014
Jennifer McArdle

Much like the Indo-U.S. strategic partnership, Indo-U.S. cyber engagement appears to have plateaued and could benefit from a tailored reset.

 
Beyond net neutrality
02 July 2014
R. Swaminathan

Internet of Things ensures that all data cannot be treated as equal. The principle of net neutrality needs an overhaul

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Economy
Modi's energy literacy tested by challenges of introducing 'rainbow vision'
24 June 2014
Manish Vaid

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a tough challenge in balancing cost-optimisation for ordinary people while mitigating environmental risks,

 
Rise of the Eurosceptics could hurt Indian interests
21 June 2014
Jayshree Sengupta

The recent European Parliamentary election shows the rise of the extreme right wing parties.

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