This issue of Biz@Inida, talks about various challenges that lie ahead of the Indian armed forces and how it has been progressing. The magazine throws light on Indian army’s weapons, 70 pc of which are now obsolete. We also see how governments have tried to boost indigenous manufacturing of defence products. India is also looking at automation of its war machinery, including acquisition of drones, not only for surveillance but also the armed drones for carrying out attacks. India is also trying to develop its own versions of cybersecurity. We also look at internal security, which is a big challenge. With the development of new technology products for internal security, including drones, armoured vehicles, better surveillance cameras, the Indian homeland security can indeed get a leg up in the continuous battle against home-grown threats. Another threat is from natural disasters. There are also numerous rail and road accidents as well as industrial mishaps, which means India’s civil defence teams need better equipment and training.
The world has expended USD 1,739 billion in the military segment in 2017, amounting to 2.2 pc of the global GDP according to SIPRI. However, this rise of spending – including all expenditure items – is not uniform and the weight of military spending is shifting away from Euro-Atlantic region towards Asia-Oceania and Middle East … Continue reading The Rise of Asia-Oceania and Middle East →
Technological advancements have made the defence sector more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber warfare is the most dangerous threat of today. In the past decade, the defence industry changed dynamically. With the advanced technological innovations in defence, countries might get busy fighting wars on cyberspaces and not on border areas or at the sea. The … Continue reading Electronic Warfare →
Even though mass killing of human beings is not a new feature of warfare, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) pose an unparalleled constellation of challenges to peace and security. As India is becoming a major player in the world economy, it needs to have security mechanisms of its own. As there is an unconventional battle … Continue reading Weapons of Mass Destruction →