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DECODING RUSSIA’S ‘MISSING’ CYBERWAR AMID WAR IN UKRAINE  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Predicting future war is difficult. It was envisaged that cyber operations would take a very big lead in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Before Russia started invasion in Ukraine on February 24, experts predicted cyber attacks to play a crucial role in the conflict. Despite Russia’s strong cyber capabilities, however, there has been relatively little visible action against Ukrainian systems via cyberattacks. The Ukrainian Army’s command-and-control communications systems is ...Read more >

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INDIA’S OPTIONS AGAINST CHINA’S DEVELOPING CYBER CAPABILITIES  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

If countries go to war, cyber-attacks will be a part of it. Cyber operations are a new way to exercise national power. How countries will use cyber operations is determined by their existing strategies, larger interests, risk tolerance, experience and institutions. China is increasingly using cyber capabilities including cyber espionage, attack and influence to seek political, economic and military advantage over its adversaries. Like the internet, cyberspace and the ...Read more >

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DECODING RUSSIA’S ‘MISSING’ CYBERWAR AMID WAR IN UKRAINE  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Predicting future war is difficult. It was envisaged that cyber operations would take a very big lead in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Before Russia started invasion in Ukraine on February 24, experts predicted cyber attacks to play a crucial role in the conflict. Despite Russia’s strong cyber capabilities, however, there has been relatively little visible action against Ukrainian systems via cyberattacks. The Ukrainian Army’s command-and-control communications systems is ...Read more >

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INDIA’S OPTIONS AGAINST CHINA’S DEVELOPING CYBER CAPABILITIES  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

If countries go to war, cyber-attacks will be a part of it. Cyber operations are a new way to exercise national power. How countries will use cyber operations is determined by their existing strategies, larger interests, risk tolerance, experience and institutions. China is increasingly using cyber capabilities including cyber espionage, attack and influence to seek political, economic and military advantage over its adversaries. Like the internet, cyberspace and the ...Read more >

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SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND SISTER NIVEDITA: PIONEERS OF INDIAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

The contribution of Swami Vivekananda in nation-building is well known. Vivekananda s idea was that a true exchange should take place between India and the Western world, where the latter would learn from Indian spirituality while India would benefit from the West s material advancement. He emphasised the need to educate the women and the poor of India. What is generally not known is Swami Vivekananda s ideas about education and scientific research. A visionary, he realised the ...Read more >

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NONETHELESS, WE NEED TO MANEUVER  By Gal Perl Finkel

In his article “Whoever Flees from Maneuver Warfare Will Not Win” (special publication, Institute for National Security Studies, December 23, 2021), Ofer Shelah, a former Knesset member and company commander in the paratroopers, argued that “fast and decisive maneuver is a necessary condition for shortening – and not prolonging – the campaign: whatever the definition of the achievement is, it is reached more quickly when all ...Read more >

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UKRAINE IS WINNING THE INFORMATION WAR AGAINST RUSSIA ON SOCIAL MEDIA: BUT EXPERTS SAY IT IS FAR FROM OVER !!  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

In all military conflicts of the last decade, especially in Estonia and Georgia involving Russia, one thing has come out loud and clear― Information Warfare will precede conflict and it will continue during the conflict. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is no exception. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been labelled as the first "TikTok War," with photos and videos from soldiers and civilians alike spreading and proliferating in real time.1 The war has become content, ...Read more >

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RUSSIA UKRAINE CONUNDRUM  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Ukraine has always played an important part in the global security order. Today, it is in the middle of a renewed great-power rivalry that may dominate international relations in the decades to follow. Ukraine was a cornerstone of the erstwhile Soviet Union. It was the second–most populous and powerful of the fifteen Soviet republics, after Russia. Ukraine was home to much of the union’s agricultural production, defence industries and military including the Black Sea Fleet and ...Read more >

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AI: DEFENCE APPLICATION S  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

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AI: DEFENCE APPLICATION S  

PRIO Organised conference on AI and the transformation of ...Read more >

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CHINA’S DEVELOPING CYBER WARFARE CAPABILITIE  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Chinese President Xi Jinping has made it clear that China’s objective is to emerge as a cyber superpower . China wants to be the world s largest nation in cyberspace and also one of the most powerful. The information technology revolution has produced both momentous opportunities and likely vulnerabilities for China. China is home to the largest number of netizens in the world. It hosts some of the world s most vibrant and successful technology companies. It is also a ...Read more >

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INDIAN SPACE ASSOCIATION (ISPA): INDIA ON THE MOVE IN SPACE DOMAIN  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 11 October, 2021, launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA), an industry body comprising various stakeholders of the Indian space domain.The Prime Minister said, “ISpA is a premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry. It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with ...Read more >

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