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2+2 SUMMIT MEETING AND BEYOND  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, accompanied by Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, met with India’s Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, at New Delhi on September 6, 2018, in what was dubbed the “two plus two” summit. Three months have passed since that meeting. The ongoing trade war between the USA and China and recent development in Quad have critical bearing on the ...Read more >

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ARMED FORCES: AN ANALYSIS   By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Today is the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The current period of rapid, simultaneous and systemic transformations driven by advances in science is reshaping industries, blurring geographical boundaries, challenging existing regulatory frameworks and even redefining what it means to be human. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the software engine that drives the Fourth Industrial Revolution. AI is creating targeted marketing, safer travel through self-driving cars, smarter weapons ...Read more >

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THE PLA’S DEVELOPING CYBER WARFARE CAPABILITIES AND INDIA S OPTIONS  By By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Chinese President Xi Jinping has made it clear that his objective for China 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 of largest number of ‘netizens’ in the world. It also hosts some of the world’s most vibrant and successful technology companies. It also remains ...Read more >

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EMERGING WORLD SECURITY ENVIRONMENT AND ROLE OF INDIA  By MAJ GEN PK MALLICK, VSM (Retd)

Expanding and increasingly integrated global economy combined with continued tech revolution, particularly in the areas of IT and Bio Technology will put the forces of globalization into high gear. This flattening of the world is not simply about how Govt, business, org and people communicate and interact, it is about emergence of completely new social, political and business models. These changes will alter the way in which Govts apch conflicts. Example What’s App. ...Read more >

20 Pages
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WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING?  

An emerging computing paradigm where data and services reside in massively scalable data centers and can be ubiquitously accessed from any connected devices over the ...Read more >

19 Pages
2.33 MB
CYBER SECURITY IN THE ARMED FORCES : DEFENSIVE AND OFFENSIVE ASPECTS  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes, and conducts activities to direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks, and prepare to, and When directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations, in order to, Enable actions in all domains, ensure U.S./Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to ...Read more >

56 Pages
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EMERGING WORLD SECURITY ENVIRONMENT AND ROLE OF INDIA  By MAJ GEN PK MALLICK, VSM (Retd)

An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian ...Read more >

62 Pages
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EVOLUTION OF CYBER WAR AND ITS PRESENT STATUS  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

26 April-13 May 2007, coincided with decision to relocate WWII Russian monument. Early attacks on Govt Web sites, then newspapers…some bank ...Read more >

112 Pages
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CYBER AND SPACE STRATEGY FOR INDIA  By MAJ GEN PK MALLICK,VSM (RETD)

Increased public focus on the SSF indicates its growing prominence in the PLA and the priority of its assigned missions. China successfully launched 16 of 18 space launch vehicles (SLVs), orbiting some 31 spacecraft, including communications, navigation, ISR, and test/engineering ...Read more >

40 Pages
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ARMED FORCES- AN ANALYSIS  By Maj Gen PK Mallick VSM, (Retd)

Today is the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The current period of rapid, simultaneous and systemic transformations driven by advances in science is reshaping industries, blurring geographical boundaries, challenging existing regulatory frameworks and even redefining what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the software engine that drives the Fourth Industrial Revolution. AI is creating targeted marketing, safer travel through self-driving cars, smarter weapons ...Read more >

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LAND WARFARE DOCTRINE 2018 OF INDIAN ARMY – A CRITIQUE  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Doctrine provides guidance for all aspects of a service’s activities, including training, organization and force structure. In the absence of a clearly articulated doctrine, a service may have a difficult time maintaining a coherent approach to its preparation for future war. Paying attention to military doctrine is important for following ...Read more >

21 Pages
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2+2 DIALOGUE AND INDO U.S. RELATIONS  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

There has been significant advances in the U.S.-India relationship over the years. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, met with their counterparts, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at New Delhi on 6th September 2018, in what was dubbed the ‘twoplus-two’ summit. This comprehensive dialogue aimed to combine foreign and defence policy issues and deal with ...Read more >

39 Pages
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US-CHINA TRADE WAR: ANALYSES OF DEEPER NUANCES AND WIDER IMPLICATIONS  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

On March 8, 2018, the US President Donald Trump announced imposing additional tariffs on China’s export of steel and aluminium to USA. On March 22, 2018, President Trump announced plans to enact sanctions against China over its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policies that negatively affect the US stakeholders. These sanctions included raising tariffs by 25 percent on selected Chinese products valued at $50 billion to $60 billion. On April 1, China announced that it had retaliated ...Read more >

47 Pages
2.72 MB
WARGAMING AND STRATEGIC MILITARY DECISION MAKING  By MAJ GEN P K MALLICK, VSM (RETD)

The popular game chess dates back to ancient India where it was called chaturanga The game, a simulation of war involving warfighting functions and formations of its day, helped rulers and their advisors visualize and describe military problems while practicing new schemes of maneuver. The Persians picked up the game and it spread throughout the world often paralleling the conquests of early Islamic kingdoms and ...Read more >

28 Pages
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SELECTION OF ARMY CHIEF  

With the announcement of Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, present Vice Chief of Army Staff to be the next Army Chief there has been lot of discussions on this issue as the traditional method of seniority has not been followed by the present Government. Two other General Officer Commanding of Eastern and Southern Commands are senior to Lt Gen Bipin Rawat. It is still not clear whether Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or Permanent Chief of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) will be appointed and who will get ...Read more >

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