Technological and Scientific Studies
Building Indigenous Missile Capability - An Imperative

When the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was sanctioned way back in 1982-83, Agni Missile was not even a part of the four missile Projects in its development agenda which included the Prithvi Short Range Surface-to-Surface Mis....

The Expanding Chinese Smartphone Market in India

The recent news of ‘One Plus’ investing Rs.1,000 crore in Hyderabad for research and development which would focus India-centric features while also working on globally standard features1 is a testament to the fact that global companie....

To the Moon and Beyond: Time for India to Strengthen its ‘Space’ Muscles

Lunar exploration missions date back to the very beginning of space exploration itself. In over a year’s time following Sputnik, the advances in aerospace technologies were made to enable forays into our closest neighbour in outer space. The desire....

Research and Development in Cyber Domain and Indian Perspective

… India has to develop its own technologies, an electronic manufacturing base, R&D infrastructure and a highly skilled human resource… talented professionals available in the cyber eco system have to be brought in for research on indigenization o....

CDS Appointment: An Opportunity to Streamline Defence Acquisitions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day announcement from the ramparts of Red Fort to create Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) constitutes a major milestone in the history of India’s defence reforms1. The appointment of CDS was one....

5G Infrastructure for Global Digital Economy: US and China in Race to Redefine the World Order

5G Key Features
5G is the next generation of wireless technology. ‘Generations’ are technically defined by their data transmission speeds and in encoding methods, or ‘air interfaces’. These promise greater speed (to move more data....

Shaping Strategies for Space Encounters - An Assessment

Brief Premise
This article flows out from the following three developments that took place in the recent past”:-
  1. On 27 Mar 2019, India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti satellite missile test destroying a live satellite in L....

A Look at the Boeing-Bloomberg’s Bloomer on 737 Max Aircraft

A Bloomer!
In claiming that cheap Indian coders brought down the plane, here is the actual Bloomberg headline: ‘Boeing’s 737 Max Software Out-sourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers’(https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boein....

What Can India Learn from China’s ‘Indigenous Innovation’ Policies

In recent years, ‘indigenous innovation’ has become the buzzword in China’s industrial paradigm for promoting the development of Chinese domestic standards and technologies. Outlined in the 2006 National Medium-and Long-Term Program for Science....

27 मार्च 2019 का ए-सैट परीक्षण

भारत ने आखिरकार उपग्रह रोधी प्रौद्योगिकी (ए-सैट) का परीक्षण कर ही लिया। भारत की क्षमता दर्शाने क....

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