May 17, 2021

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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…

Need for Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA)

Need for Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA)

Shantanu K. BansalFebruary 5, 20213 min read

Bottom-line: A lot has been said on Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) but now we should also focus on the Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA). Globally, the MDA is largely surface-driven and…

Changing the nature of naval missions with ‘Swarming Boats’

Changing the nature of naval missions with ‘Swarming Boats’

Shantanu K. BansalJanuary 20, 20213 min read

In Picture: 56 small unmanned boats operating in the South China Sea. Swarming essentially involves a group of drones (vehicles) that act autonomously within themselves, but as a whole are remotely…

Making DRDO Another DARPA Has Many Policy Loopholes

Making DRDO Another DARPA Has Many Policy Loopholes

Shantanu K. BansalJanuary 15, 20214 min read

Enormous challenges exist for India to become a net-exporter of arms because of lethargic DPSUs, absence of a spirit of innovation and a lack of institutional motivation in the production…

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