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China: Daily Scan, December 29, 2022

Xi Jinping makes important speech at meeting of criticism and self-criticism of Political Bureau: Xinhuanet December 28, 2022 The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting of criticism and self-criticism...

US-China Tech Rivalry: Pentagon Report on China’s Emerging Technology Strategy

On 29 November 2022, the US Department of Defence released the 2022 annual report on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” in which “China’s drive to dominate emerging technologies” figure prominently. Though...

Science and Technology (S&T) Digest, 01-15 November 2022, Issue 1

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Sonar Systems Developed for the Indian Navy Five Make II Projects for the Indian Army Approved DRDO Conducts Flight-Test of Phase-II BMD Interceptor AD-1 Missile Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles (EV)...

Protection of National Critical Information Infrastructure

India is in the next phase of digital transformation. The digital presence of economic and national security infrastructure is growing in the country at a rapid pace. All critical infrastructures are dependent and have integrated cyber technologies...

Drone swarms - a grave threat. Where are we?

Mass swarms of dozens or hundreds of drones guided by AI are increasingly being touted as the new lethal threats in the modern battlefield. The world got a taste of this emerging military technology in May 2021 during the 11-day conflict between...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: November 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized two think tank interactions and two expert group meetings through webinars on events and topics in the month of November 2021. The think tank interactions were with premier counterparts in USA and in...

Compulsions behind Japan Arming Itself

Japan’s security posture seems to be heading for a dramatic overhaul as it feels compelled to respond to the emerging challenges in the altered security environment in its neighbourhood. China’s belligerence in territorial issues and North Korea’s...

Transcending Social Media: Facebook to Meta amid Controversies

October was not good news for the social media giant Facebook and family including WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. It came under serious criticism when on October 4, a whistleblower named Frances Haugen who had earlier leaked documents of...

Social Media in Violent Conflicts – Recent Examples

… the very technology that is cause of the problem, can be used to correct it too .. Artificial Intelligence can help social media platforms spot lies, identify doctored videos and photographs and track the dissemination of falsehoods by domestic...

Vimarsha: "Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges", by General BipinRawat, Chief of Defence Staff.

Under the Vimarsha series of lectures organized by the VIF on 07 April 2021,General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff spoke on 'Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges'. It was...

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