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Dynamics of Indian Defence Technology- “Indianisation-Indigenisation-Industrialisation-Integration”
The philosophy of approach in military technology is based on concept of purpose, vision of intent, potency in performance, relevancy in role, efficient effectiveness in execution and purposeful in performance. Being maturely Indian in content is what needs to be added to the above.
Dynamics of Indian Defence Technology- “Indianisation-Indigenisation-Industrialisation-Integration”
The philosophy of approach in military technology is based on concept of purpose, vision of intent, potency in performance, relevancy in role, efficient effectiveness in execution and purposeful in performance. Being maturely Indian in content is what needs to be added to the above.
‘The Game’ in Gilgit-Baltistan
According to some observers, “The significance of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in terms of geo-strategy only seems to be rising given the fluidity of strategic equations in South Asia”.1 The Chinese ‘strategic patience’, Indian ‘reticence’, Pakistani ‘opportunism’, political ‘activism’ of the indigenous people of the area and economic ‘imperatives’ abetted by ‘relative decline and dysfunctional politics’ of the ‘super powers of yesteryears’ define the current geo-political scenario in the area.
Reforming The Electoral System
Under Article 326 of the Constitution elections to Parliament and to the Legislative Assemblies is on the basis of adult suffrage and any citizen of India who is not less than eighteen years of age or is not otherwise disqualified under the Constitution or under any law on the grounds of non-residence, unsoundness of mind, criminal or corrupt or illegal practice is entitled to be registered as a voter and to cast his vote in an election. There are no educational or other qualifications prescribed for this purpose.
India Must Hold Its Ground on Iran
Mounting Iran-West tensions have implications for India’s energy security, transit to Afghanistan, the India-US “strategic relationship”, India’s ties with the Gulf countries as well as its international role as a rising power.
Development, The Wealth of The Nation and Equity
There are certain stark realities of India which must form the background against which this paper is written. The first is that in the year 2010-11 as against a GDP growth rate of about 8 percent the growth of employment was 0.3 percent, that is, less than one-third of one percent. GDP growth showed a very healthy rate of increase, but this did not lead to an equivalent rate of growth of employment. Where has the extra money gone?
Electronic Voting – Election Commission Must Do A Rethink
The Election Commission may have won the legal battle vis-à-vis the efficacy of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in view of the recent judgement of the Delhi High Court1, but it has a lot of work to do if it wishes to remove the prevailing scepticism about the efficacy of these machines.
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