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India/Maritime Security Coordination/Defense – Understanding India’s Maritime Security Coordination Needs (Delhi Policy Group)

Commodore Lalit Kapur (Retd.) writes for Delhi Policy Group: Media reports on July 13, 2021 spoke of the Government of India appointing a National Maritime Security Coordinator, with the post being tenable by a retired or serving Vice Admiral.  This generated considerable debate, particularly in social media, tinged with the belief that keeping this post outside the ambit of theatre commands being considered simultaneously would weaken them.  The belief was based on an inadequate understanding of the need or what the job actually entails. 

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China/India/Defense – China’s Type 003 Aircraft Carrier and India’s Options (Delhi Policy Group)

Delhi Policy Group writes. Even as a motivated debate about the utility of aircraft carriers continues in India, reports based on satellite imagery showed that China was moving full speed ahead with construction of its third ship of the type.  Having commissioned Liaoning (Type 001) in September 2012 and followed with Shandong (Type 002) in December 2019, China is now building the much larger Type 003, an entirely new design.  Reports also indicate that construction of a second ship of this class expected to start later this year, to be followed by the nuclear propelled Type 004

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India/Cyber Deterrence Strategy – Towards a Cyber Deterrence Strategy for India (Delhi Policy Group)

Lt. Gen. Deependra Singh Hooda (Retd.),PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM & Bar writes: In 2013, Thomas Rid wrote a book titled Cyber War Will Not Take Place. He argued that an offensive act has to meet certain criteria in order to qualify as an act of war: it has to be instrumental; it has to be political; and, most crucially, it has to be violent, or at least potentially violent.” He stated that there is no cyber offense that meets all three criteria.”

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