Commentaries & Articles
Geopolitics of Cyber Attribution
(Abstract)
With the world witnessing a full-scale offensive as a part of the Russia-Ukraine conflict it now seems inevitable that all future conflicts will have a cyber component.
The Unbroken Guru-Sishya tradition and The Continuity of Bharatvarsha
Bharatvarsh, the nation that is today Bharat, has an antiquity dating back to the Vedic period -- at least 3500 years before. There is no land and people on this earth who have been aligned like Bharatvarsh and Bharatiyas. Their alignment has an antiquity which as Swami Vivekananda said, history dares not peep. The undated and undateable Sanatan Indian civilisation has an astonishing continuity and durability which history seems to have denied to its contemporary civlisations.
Bangladesh in 2022: Year-End Review and Way Forward
The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus was threatening the world at the beginning of 2022, and the impact was more severe in developing countries like Bangladesh. The pandemic impacted overall growth and dented the economy to a great extent. Most of the countries in South Asia, including Bangladesh, have suffered losses in its aftermath. Meanwhile, the ongoing economic crisis and the Russia-Ukraine war halted Bangladesh's economic growth as it was about to emerge from the problem posed by COVID-19.
US Critical and Emerging Technology Strategy
As a part of the wider modernisation agenda, the US Department of State announced on 3rd January 2023 the establishment of a new Office of the Special Envoy for Critical and Emerging Technology.
From the Global South to G20, with despair and concern
India at 75 is not what it was during the Cold War, striving to preserve autonomy of national action between two hostile politico-military blocs. Those blocs are gone. At the World Economic Forum in Davos recently, captains of industry and helmspersons of major economies were seeking silver linings in the overcast global economic scenario. But the dominant message from political leaders was that it is geopolitics that will shape the future course of globalisation.
India China Border Dispute Packets of Information to Continuous Spectrum
China Factor: A Seven Decades Old Dispute Debated on Packets of Information
In recent times - especially after the Galwan incident of 15 June 2020, Sino Indian border dispute is the most intensely debated topic in Indian media. The contents and the tone of media debates at times provide misleading perception due to digitised nature of information that forms the basis of debates in general.
Yudh Abhyas 22: Another Step Further in Deepening Indo-US Strategic Ties
Yudh Abhyas, a joint military exercise, held between the Indian Army and the US Army is one of the critical aspects of the defence cooperation between the two countries. This exercise takes place at the Battalion level with its joint planning at the Brigade level. It provides an opportunity for both armies to enhance interoperability through the exchange of some of each other’s best practices and techniques in combat, counter-terrorism, counter-ambush, rescue, and other missions.
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December 30, 2022
China: Daily Scan, December 30, 2022

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January 31, 2023
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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
January 20, 2023
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January 17, 2023
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 January 2023

DEFENCE 63rd National Defence College (NDC) Course commences. India and Pakistan exchanged the list of nuclear...

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Science and Technology
January 19, 2023
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest, 01-15 January 2023, Issue 5

In this Issue I. Defence and Security DAC Approves AoN for Three Capital Acquisition Proposals Keel Laying of the Two...

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January 16, 2023
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Myanmar Round Up
January 9, 2023
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As the country proceeds with the election year 2023, the military and its part Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) are...

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West Asia Round Up
January 16, 2023
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