April 10, 2021

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CHARTING A NEW COURSE FOR INDIA AND NAVIGATING POLICY CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY IN THE REALM OF DEFENCE, SECURITY AND RELATED ISSUES. THIS EXCLUSIVE SECTION WILL SERVE AS A GUIDE FOR VARIOUS POLICY CHALLENGES WHICH INDIA FACES BY COLLECTING EXCLUSIVE OPINIONS BY RENOWNED EXPERTS FROM BOOKS, RESEARCH PAPERS, CONFERENCES, JOURNALS, WEB ARTICLES ETC. WITH REPUTED ACADEMIC RECORD. HENCE, IT IS A UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION IN BUILDING INDIA’S STRATEGIC CULTURE. THE SECTION NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF IADN.

Listing the Requirement of Night Vision Devices (NVDs) in Armed Forces

Listing the Requirement of Night Vision Devices (NVDs) in Armed Forces

Shantanu K. BansalApril 8, 20214 min read

Night Vision Devices (NVDs) are lacking both in quantity and quality in the armed forces particularly in the Army. In recent years, transgressions by the Chinese have doubled and face-offs…

Focus on Counter Drone Technology

Focus on Counter Drone Technology

Shantanu K. BansalApril 1, 20212 min read

Counters to UAVs (C-UAV) have evolved. Detection requires combination of radar, Radio Frequency (RF), Electro-Optical (EO), Infra-red (IR), and acoustic sensors. Interdiction would be through direct bullet firing, jamming RF…

India’s Trade Deficit With China: Stats Provide Grim Picture

India’s Trade Deficit With China: Stats Provide Grim Picture

Shantanu K. BansalApril 1, 20216 min read

India’s exports to China have risen and imports have fallen over the last few years. But a closer look at the items traded between the two countries shows the unequal…

Terrorism and Advancing Technologies

Terrorism and Advancing Technologies

Shantanu K. BansalMarch 21, 20212 min read

A synopsis from book “Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists” by Prof. Audrey Kurth Cronin noted 1,291 reported bombings, the vast majority occurred within…

India must allow armed forces to raise own finances. Defence budget will never be enough

India must allow armed forces to raise own finances. Defence budget will never be enough

Shantanu K. BansalMarch 13, 20216 min read

Ever since the confrontation with China in the mountains of Ladakh, and the threat of escalation to war, retired armed forces officers have been calling for an increase in capabilities…

Should India Continue With Nuclear Power for Electricity Generation?

Should India Continue With Nuclear Power for Electricity Generation?

Shantanu K. BansalMarch 10, 20215 min read

Questions are often raised about why India should continue to invest in nuclear power when even after 60 years of having been in the fray, it contributes only 2 per…

Smart Bullet: A New Dimension

Smart Bullet: A New Dimension

Dr. Biplab RathMarch 1, 20212 min read

A bullet is a kinetic projectile and a component of firearm ammunition that is expelled from a gun barrel during shooting. It is in an unguided form with no directional…

The End of the Fighting Generals and the importance of Junior Rank personnel in fighting wars

The End of the Fighting Generals and the importance of Junior Rank personnel in fighting wars

Shantanu K. BansalFebruary 10, 20218 min read

The U.S. military uses the term “strategic corporal” as shorthand to capture the growing battlefield responsibility held by leaders of junior rank. That responsibility has become both immense and increasingly…

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