Bringing Down The Unmanned Machine: A Formidable Challenge and Suggested Way Ahead

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is as much an attackers’ delight as it is a defenders’ nightmare. In that, while the attackers are celebrating many a virtues of the unmanned phenomenon (long range, tremendous endurance, precision kill, all weather all-terrain employability and above all teaming with manned aircrafts in joint operations and more), the defenders are at their wits in finding new and innovative ways of bringing down the unmanned machines.

Muddying the waters

Yopa mayatanam veda ayatanam bhavati
He who knows the source of water, becomes established in his Self
-- from Taithreeya Aranyakam (1.22) of Yajur Veda

Water, the life resource, appears to be draining out of our very being.

The recurring monsoon failures in India have delivered us one of the worst droughts in 30 years, blighted the

earth, scorched the crops, spelt ruin and death for the farmers who nourish us, and threatened our water and food security.

सैन्य मामलों में लंबित परिवर्तनः भारतीय सेना

इतिहास साक्षी है कि, उन्नत हो रही प्रौद्योगिकी और बदलती रणनीति ने युद्ध लड़ने के तरीके में क्रांति ला दी है। हालांकि, प्रौद्योगिकी ने जितनी तेजी से सूचना और संचार प्रौद्योगिकी (आईसीटी) एवं मीडिया के क्षेत्र में व्यापक रूप से अपनी पैठ बनाई है, पहले कभी भी प्रौद्योगिकी का व्यापक और प्रभावी रूप में इतना तीव्र विकास नहीं देखा गया। इनकी मदद से वैश्वीकरण के जरिये दुनिया आपस में करीब आई है और ये आर्थिक विकास के वाहक बन रहे हैं। इसने न केवल एक नया सुरक्षा प्रतिमान गढ़ा है, बल्कि युद्ध लड़ने के तरीकों में भी व्यापक बदलाव ला दिया है। आज, शक्ति के नए मानकों के रूप में सूचना एवं प्रौद्योगिकी ने युद्धक्षेत

Awaiting RMA: Indian Army

Throughout history, advances in technology and strategy have revolutionised the way wars are fought. But never before has the spread, influence and penetration of a technology been so rapid and wide spread as the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Media. These have brought the world together through globalization and have become the drivers for economic growth. Not only have they created a new security paradigm but have greatly revolutionised the way we conduct warfare.

Delhi Air Quality Challenges & Action Plan

The ambient air quality has been monitored in Delhi since 1984 by the Central Pollution Control Board formerly known Delhi Pollution Control Committee. The collected data and analysis shows there is deterioration in air quality of Delhi. The air pollution has been a matter of concern because it is impacting environment and health. To combat the air quality problem it is important to understand the reason of problem to implement successful robust action plan in time frame.

Putting an end to Pedestrian approach to Landslide Disaster Mitigation in India

The Indian calendar of Landslide disasters is literally dotted with catastrophic events, most of which, by hindsight, look self imposed and probably avoidable. If landslides could plead their cases in the courts of law, a great majority of them will come out unscathed, after convincingly proving that the boot is on the other leg. It is we who have flouted the basic rules of slope safety by one hand, while turning over the pages of the landslide calendar, by the other hand, without remorse.

Modi’s Prescription for Rejuvenating DRDO should be Taken Seriously

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has left none in doubt that his commitment to the Indian defence self-reliance is “unquestionable and uncompromising”. Modi was right in his criticism of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for its failure to deliver on strategic projects on time. It is in the fitness of things that Modi pulled up DRDO with a suggestion to complete the projects without time and cost escalation. For long DRDO has been in news for its poor handing of projects that paved way for an inordinate delay and steep cost escalation.

Disaster Management in India - The Urgency of Fresh Thinking

Swami Vivekananda once visited a great sage of our country, a very holy man and wrote: “We talked about our revered book- the Vedas, of your Bible, of the Koran, and of the revered books in general. At the close of our talk, this great sage asked me to go to the table and take-up the book; it was a book, which, among other things, contained a forecast of the rainfall during the year. The sage said, Read them. And I read out the quantity of rain that was to fall. He said, now take the book and squeeze it. I did so and he said, why my boy, not a drop of water comes out.