Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: intelligence

China has an intelligence gathering architecture unlike any other

The US agencies have caught and convicted several Chinese spies who had been mobilised through LinkedIn, the professional networking platform owned by Microsoft.

Calling LAC conflict ‘intelligence failure’ is lazy. It ignores India’s real problem

Both India’s political and military intelligence would have picked up signals of the change in China’s stance. Only, if we prioritised China as much.

To check China’s hostility, India, Taiwan and Japan need an intelligence-sharing alliance

By targeting the One China Policy with a Taiwan alliance, India will be proactively watching the Chinese and amping up the stakes.

Indian intelligence failure again? Heroism at Galwan must lead to reforms

India was napping in the 1950s when a strategic highway was built in Aksai Chin. Then again in 1999 at Kargil, and now in Ladakh.

An ancient trick makes maths simpler & a wildlife friendship warms hearts

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

RAW needs to become more like CIA, and move away from IAS & IPS

RAW should open its recruitment avenues and engage individuals from different backgrounds with diverse skills and education.

Home-grown terror is India’s bigger challenge, and no one’s talking about that

We are today more vulnerable to indirect attacks by indigenous terrorists than direct attacks by terrorists from Pakistan.

Intelligent people are also more helpful

Insightful self-interest guides us to become effectively good citizens.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.