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BECA: A Need Indeed for Better Military Operations

BECA: A Need Indeed for Better Military Operations

Shantanu K. BansalNovember 8, 20208 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) is the fourth and final “foundational” understanding the US has with India. Under the BECA, the two countries can exchange maps, nautical and aeronautical charts, commercial and other unclassified imagery, geophysical, geomagnetic and gravity data. The BECA will give India access to classified…

With Biden Coming, Russia Receding and China Flexing: The Fall of International Order is Eminent

With Biden Coming, Russia Receding and China Flexing: The Fall of International Order is Eminent

Shantanu K. BansalNovember 7, 20206 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The present voting trends in the U.S. provides clear way for Biden to the President’s house. The historic 2020 US elections were not just a test for the future of US rather the very future of the world politics. Besides the President’s Trump extreme efforts to put the house in…

Upcoming Opportunities and Challenges for AD Systems Around the Word

Upcoming Opportunities and Challenges for AD Systems Around the Word

Shantanu K. BansalNovember 1, 20205 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The Air Defence (AD) concept is moving towards more transparent airspace, the new detection technologies like the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radars for countering 5th Generation aircrafts, ELINT systems to identify the source of electronic signals and space-based C4ISR satellites plus with the upcoming big data computing power and AI…

Understanding How Modern AD Systems Work

Understanding How Modern AD Systems Work

Shantanu K. BansalOctober 31, 20208 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The concept of ground-based Air Defence (AD) was neglected especially from the starting of this century due to rapid advancement in aerial platforms, especially due to inception of Low Observation Technology or as we call it the 5th Generation aircrafts but its importance was re-realised with the time. The debut…

Backgrounder: Understanding the 4 Foundational Agreements between India and US

Backgrounder: Understanding the 4 Foundational Agreements between India and US

Shantanu K. BansalOctober 27, 20203 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal On October 26, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, defence secretary Mark Esper arrived in India. Soon after their arrival the Raksha Mantralaya made a press release clarifying that India is going to sign the BECA with the US.   The Basic-Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) is considered as final…

Reform the CBI: Let the Caged Parrot Out!

Reform the CBI: Let the Caged Parrot Out!

Shantanu K. BansalOctober 23, 20208 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The then Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi in 2019 said that the “CBI had not been able to meet the standards of judicial scrutiny in a number of high-profile and politically sensitive cases… Why is that whenever there are no political overtones to the case, the CBI does…

The Threat from “Swarm of Drones”

The Threat from “Swarm of Drones”

Shantanu K. BansalOctober 22, 20204 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal As per Science Direct, a swarm or fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is a set of aerial robots i.e., drones that work together to achieve a specific goal. In each swarm, every drone can have dedicated data collection and processing tasks with sufficient computing capability to execute these tasks in real-time. In addition, thanks to advance…

Police Reforms: 4 Decades and Still Waiting

Police Reforms: 4 Decades and Still Waiting

Shantanu K. BansalOctober 22, 20205 min read

Article Edited and Compiled by Shantanu K. Bansal “The police force is far from efficient, it is defective in training and organization, it is inadequately supervised, it is generally regarded as corrupt and oppressive, and it has utterly failed to secure the confidence and cordial cooperation of the people” – A.H.L.Fraser, Chairman of the Second…

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