National Security and Strategic Studies
Water Security in India

Niti aayog in 2018 came out with a significant report titled 'Composite Water Management Index Report' which very clearly stated that India was facing the worst water crisis in its history impacting millions of lives and livelihood. The report emphas

Role of Defence Diplomacy in Shaping Favourable Strategic Neighbourhood

(The following is a summary of the talk given by the Director VIF at National Defence College, New Delhi on 04 Sep 2023)

Paris Mastermind: Abu Oud or Ibn Taymiyyah?

French intelligence has named Abdel-Hamid Abu Oud, a Belgian national, as the mastermind behind the Paris carnage. He was killed later. Four of the seven attackers who perished in the process are French. Fifth, the first woman bomber of Europe, later

Bharat’s Counter-Terrorism Cooperation in Neighbourhood— The Maldives

कश्चित् कस्यचिन्मित्रं, न कश्चित् कस्यचित् रिपु:। अर्थतस्तु निबध्यन्ते, मित्राणि रिपवस्त�

Artificial Intelligence-assisted Terrorism: A New Era of Conflict

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has witnessed remarkable advancements in recent years, revolutionising various industries and transforming societal landscapes. AI encompasses developing computer systems capable of performing tasks that traditionally req

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

India, currently, does not have a standalone law on data protection. The Information Technology Act, 2000 regulates the use of personal data. In the year 2017, Committee of Experts on Data Protection, chaired by Justice B. N. S

India and the Semiconductors’ Scenario

These are exciting times. The world is in a scramble, trying to secure the ‘CHIP’ for itself. CHIP- that tiny wafer which controls all – from satellites to aircrafts, from weapons to telecommunications, from computers to

Oppenheimer, Bhagwad Gita and the Bomb

The Controversy
On 21 July 23 a Hollywood film, ‘Oppenheimer’, was released in India[1], which as per its makers is a biopic on the life of Julius Robert Oppenhe

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