Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: Warfare

Cyber threats now sit alongside nuclear ones – India needs a formal national strategy

Despite speculation of rising cyber attacks after India-China border clash, we seem to prefer the ostrich approach – ‘nothing has happened’.

BJP betting on Mithun Chakraborty betrays desperation

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Turkey wants to tie-up with Pakistan to make fighter jets, missiles & access Chinese tech

Turkey sees Pakistan as a strategic ally & potential partner in building its Siper long-range missile-defence project and TF-X fighter jet.

India’s defence needs money. If Budget can’t provide it, we need to change how we fight

India’s Service chiefs or retired senior officers need to tell hard facts to the government. Can we actually fight a two-front war?

Pakistan fighting war in India’s hinterland without weapons. That’s sixth-generation warfare

Pakistan Army needs one more coup or mutiny. This time for its reforms.

The one job that will disappear by 2062 — the job of fighting wars

In 2062: The World That AI Made, Toby Walsh writes about the dangerous scenario of lethal autonomous weapons getting to decide who dies and who lives.

As battlefields become digital, democracies like India face the test of transparency

Some authoritarian governments have adapted to the changing nature of digital battlefield and developed tools to manipulate and discredit oppositions.

NATO likely to declare space a war zone. This is how it could pan out

At an upcoming summit in early December, NATO is expected to declare space as a ‘warfighting domain’, partly in response to new developments in technology.

Indian Army’s approach to electronic & cyber warfare is nowhere as evolved as China’s PLA

New Delhi’s information warfare capacities are fragmented and lack a clear command structure.

Balakot shows India needs to take its technological military edge beyond Pakistan’s reach

Pakistan has bridged the gap as far as relative technological edge is concerned, and India’s numerical edge will be in play only in long-duration war.

On Camera


RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.