Deconstructing Pakistan's Doctrine for Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Development towards production of Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) by Pakistan has increased much tension in South Asia. Experts from around the world have been recognizing and highlighting the risks that come along with the introduction of TNWs. The difficulties that the US and the former Soviet Union had in managing these weapons have been well established. When examined in the South Asian context, studies have accepted that these difficulties only worsen and have recommended that Pakistan should do away with these weapons, if stability is to be realized in the region.

Technological Developments and Border Security in India's North East - Part 2 of 2

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Vivek Mishra, Doctoral Candidate at the US Studies Programme, Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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The New Government’s Promise

 

Technological Developments and Border Security in India's North East - Part 1 of 2

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Vivek Mishra, Doctoral Candidate at the US Studies Programme, Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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The Armed Forces Long-term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) is a composite document that reflects the vision for the modernisation of the Indian Armed Forces and hence an enhancement of the technologies being used by the institution. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) cleared the LTIPP, which lays out the acquisition road map for the armed forces over the next 15 years (2012-2027).

Perspectives and Imperatives of India-China Border Disputes - Part 4 of 4

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R. N. Ravi, strategic affairs analyst, was in charge of India's land borders in the Home Ministry (IB) for over twenty years.
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An Unprepared India versus a Belligerent China

 

Perspectives and Imperatives of India-China Border Disputes - Part 3 of 4

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R. N. Ravi, strategic affairs analyst, was in charge of India's land borders in the Home Ministry (IB) for over twenty years.
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Colonial Intervention in Border Resolution and its Implications

 

Perspectives and Imperatives of India-China Border Disputes - Part 2 of 4

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R. N. Ravi, strategic affairs analyst, was in charge of India's land borders in the Home Ministry (IB) for over twenty years.
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The Politics of Cartography and Border Settlement in the Western Sector

 

Perspectives and Imperatives of India-China Border Disputes - Part 1 of 4

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R. N. Ravi, strategic affairs analyst, was in charge of India's land borders in the Home Ministry (IB) for over twenty years.
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Changing Face of Privacy in India: An Analysis

The revelations of Edward Snowden have opened up the case of snooping and the vulnerability of India in the realm of cyber security. According to reports, in 2013 India stood at fifth place in terms of cyber attacks; it was one of the most actively targeted in Asia by the US National Security Agency (NSA) that amassed 13.5 billion bits of information and 6.2 billion bits of metadata (Saxena, 2013). According to experts, the entire account of an individual’s professional and personal life can be assembled by analysing metadata.

Lessons from BRICS: Developing an Indian Strategy on Global Internet Governance

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In between headlines of a BRICS bank and other successes at Fortaleza, Brazil in July 2014, there was another aspect to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech that had special relevance to cyber analysts. Addressing the conference, he said, “…while cyber space is a source of great opportunity, cyber security has become a major concern. BRICS countries, should take the lead in preserving Cyber Space, as a global common good. I am happy we are cooperating on this through our National Security Advisors.”

Achieving Human Well-Being - A Control System Framework

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'Security'implies the state of being free from danger. Therefore, national security should mean that the nation state is free from any danger or threat. However, the state is not only the physical manifestation of land borders, but comprises of its people, for whom the state exists. Hence security of the society, groups and individuals from both military and non-military threats is paramount.