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BOOK REVIEW : LT GEN JOHN RANJAN MUKHERJEE, ‘A SOLDIER FOR LIFE – MY STORY’, VIJ BOOKS INDIA PVT LTD, DELHI, 2021, PAGES 396, RS 995/-, ISBN: 978- 93-90917-72-3  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

This is a story of the experience of one of the most illustrious General Officers of the Indian Army of recent time: the experiences in the Assam Regiment, India-Pakistan 1971 War, India’s North East, Jammu & Kashmir and India’s Tibet Border. The author has written the book encompassing his life experiences based on 44 years in uniform in a profession that he “enjoyed, loved and sometimes found ...Read more >

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MILITARY CIVIL FUSION IN CHINA  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Military-Civil Fusion (MCF) is an aggressive national strategy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCI) pursues its MCF Development Strategy to fuse its security, economic and social development strategy integrated national strategic system and capabilities. The Party’s leaders see MCF as a vital element of th China to become a “great modern socialist country” which includes developing a “world-class” most advanced military and becoming a world leader in science and technology (S&T). To ...Read more >

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CHINA S CYBER ESPIONAGE OPERATIONS  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

In the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community published on February 7, 2022, it is stated that "We assess that China presents the broadest, most active and persistent cyber-espionage threat to U.S. Government and private sector networks. China s cyber-espionage operations have included compromising telecommunications firms, providers of managed services and broadly used software, and other targets potentially rich in follow-on opportunities for intelligence ...Read more >

27 Pages
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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 >

23 Pages
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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 >

31 Pages
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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 >

27 Pages
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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 >

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

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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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SAM MANEKSHAW- A LEGEND  By Col PK Mallick

The recent media reports of illness of field marshal SAM manekshaw, MC the most famous, charismatic, flamboyant and successful soldier the indian army has produced, caused anxiety to all concerned. the field marshal is well into 90s. We all hope and pray that the living legend crosses century and continue to be an icon for all serving and retired soldiers. It will not be out of place here to highlight some interesting anecdotes and facets of his ...Read more >

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GREY ZONE WARFARE – USE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES BY STATE AND BAD ACTORS  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

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SCOPE FOR USE OF AI IN SECURITY : OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES  By Maj Gen PK Mallick,VSM(Retd)

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CYBER, COMMUNICATIONS, EW & TECHNOLOGY (C2ET) DIGEST  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Microsoft released its second annual Digital Defense Report, covering July 2020 to June 2021. This year s 134 pages report is quite detailed, with sections on cybercrime, nationstate threats, supply-chain attacks and Internet of Things attacks. The report includes security suggestions for organizations with remote workforces. It has a section describing the use of social media to spread disinformation. The report is a compilation of integrated data and actionable insights from across ...Read more >

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