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MSMEs In Defence and ISIS Threat to India

SMEs – The Real Backbone Of Indian Economy

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Author: Puneet Kaura

Countries such as China, Israel and South Korea, which recognised the potential of SMEs in upgrading domestic Defence R&D and manufacturing base and encouraged their incubation through conducive policy and financial support, have successfully transformed themselves as net arms exporters today.

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MSMEs Can Play A Vital Role

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Author: Rajinder Bhatia

Defence production needs long-term and large investment, cutting-edge technology with low economies of scale. The government on its part did realise the importance of this and launched the novel idea of Technology Development Fund. However, the same has not yet been operationalised. Similarly, no concrete developments have taken place on the separate R&D fund set up by the MoD in 2011 to outsource R&D to Indian companies, including MSMEs.

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Strengthening Defence Industrial Base

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Author: Col HS Shankar VSM (Retd)

Strengthening of the Defence Industrial Base is an essential pre-requisite to achieve the larger objective of Make in India. Make in India for domestic requirements and for exports is a national vision. To achieve this, enhancement and strengthening of MSME sector in Defence must be taken up as a national mission.

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MSMEs In DPP 2016

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Author: Ganesh Raj

MSMEs are our best bet in bringing technology, flexible as they are and having a capability to adapt quickly. A well-structured and tiered network of MSMEs, mid-level industry to be the Tier 1 and 2 and then the large integrators, is the order of the day.

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MSMEs Strengthening The Defence Potential

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Author: N Ramachandran

For the MSMEs the Defence sector will be a sunrise industry for many years to come. The environment is positive and helpful and hence the chances of success are greater than before.

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know the chief

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Archana Ramasundaram IPS Director General SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL

Smt Archana Ramasundaram is currently posted as Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) wef February 3, 2016. SSB is presently mandated to guard Indo-Nepal (1,751 kms) and Indo-Bhutan (699 kms) borders and also declared the Lead Intelligence Agency for these two borders. She is the first women Police Officer to head a para-military force in India. She is a decorated officer with President’s Police Medal for her Meritorious and Distinguished Services in 1995 and 2005 respectively. Smt Archana Ramasundaram, an IPS Officer of 1980 batch, is a post graduate in Economics from the University of Rajasthan where she also worked as a Lecturer before she was appointed to the Indian Police Service and allotted to Tamil Nadu Cadre and served as Assistant Superintendent of Police in Coimbatore, Madurai and Salem. Consequent to her promotion, she worked with distinction in several posts such as the Superintendent of Police, Nilgiris District, AIG Headquarters and also as AIG (Technical Services). She is an MSc in Criminology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. She was selected among the best international Students for having secured the highest Grade Point Average of 4.0. She has worked as the SP (Prohibition Enforcement Wing), Vellore Zone where she took strict action against a large number of bootleggers and prohibition offenders. She was also the SP (Vigilance and Anti-corruption) at Chennai. She was promoted to the rank of DIG in 1995 where she worked in various capacities such as DIG, Headquarters, DIG (Civil Supplies) and DIG (Training) and DIG of Police, Vellore Range. The officer has served as DIG in the CBI from 1999-2006 and handled several important cases efficaciously. She was later promoted to the rank of the Joint Director in 2002. Smt Archana Ramasundaram, after completing her tenure successfully in CBI, went back to Tamil Nadu in May, 2006. Soon after that, she was promoted as the Additional Director General of Police where she served in various capacities such as ADGP (Economic Offences Wing), ADGP (Admn), ADGP (Crime Branch, CID) and ADGP (Training) etc. She also held additional charge of the TN Police Housing Corporation. She was promoted to the rank of DGP in November, 2012 and posted as the DGP/Chairperson, Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board. In May, 2014 she came on central deputation for the second time and joined as the Additional Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). In June 2015, she was promoted and posted as the Director General, National Crime Records Bureau at New Delhi.

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Restructuring Indian Defence Industry

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Author: Prakash Panneerselvam

Mechanism to harness the technological capability and making advancement in manufacturing is a key to achieve self-reliance in Defence sector. Both, State-owned enterprises and private sector have a leading role to play in Defence production.

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How It Needs To Be Countered In India

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Author: Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain PVSM, UYS M, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR (Retd)

In practical terms what counter-radicalisation methods can work in India? Most analysts and social scientists point to counter narratives against those of the radicals. Beyond the clichéd ones of successful democratic and secular credentials of India, it is time for a more professional outlook towards the problem which may be affecting States in central and southern India more than the northern or eastern States. That is partially due to the larger ratio of presence in the diaspora from these regions as well as greater penetration of internet.

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Cyber The Next Great War 26 Is India Ready?

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Author: Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Retd)

Hope India is not waiting for a digital Pearl Harbour. Who will declare when the nation is under attack? Who will authorise offensive action? How will the action be graded? When will Cyber Command be in place? These are questions that need answers.

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Role Of Intelligence Keeping It Relevant And Effective

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Author: Vikram Sood

Any government that wishes to be served by a smart Intelligence agency must help it to remain relevant and allow it to plan now for the anticipated nature of threats and means used by the adversaries.

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ISIS A Clear And Present Danger to India

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Author: Manvendra Singh

No IB, no police, no other agency, can perform its tasks without diligent cooperation from society. For society knows more than anyone else. At every level society must be made to feel a part of the solution.

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Countering The Islamic State

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Author: Capt SB Tyagi

Islamic State’s Sri Lankan outreach is well documented. In recent months, there has been growing evidence of actual and attempted outreach by the Islamic State into Sri Lanka, presently struggling to recover from a three-decade long conflict between its Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups.

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Demilitarisation Of Siachen A Seditious Proposal

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Author: Maj Gen Dr Mrinal Suman AVSM, VSM (Retd)

In the case of Siachen, Pakistan has no presence on the glacier – not even a toehold. The entire main glacier (76 km by 2-8 km) and the subsidiary glaciers are in India’s control. Hence, if Pakistan is not present on the glacier, how can the question of its withdrawal arise?

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Tackling Pakistani Terror

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Author: Maj General Pushpendra Singh (Retd)

As long as the Deep State controls Pakistani strategy and foreign policy, securing lasting peace is a pipedream. Nevertheless, diplomatic engagement is vital to find a modus vivendi. However, it must be coupled with actions to discredit the Deep State internationally and domestically.

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Is India prepared for ISIS challenge?

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Author: Col Utkarsh S Rathore (Retd)

Perceived notions of injustice have been a major contributory factor in luring Muslim youths to ISIS. Institutions preaching radicalisation and hatred should be curbed. Support of parents, teachers, community leaders and clerics should be garnered to deradicalise people and dispel the perceived notion of injustice.

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ISIS Threat To India Role Of Indian Foreign Policy

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Author: Ashok Sajjanhar and Anuradha Sajjanhar

India finds itself in a strong and confident position to deal with the emerging challenge of IS in South Asia. We need to work actively to ensure that radicalisation of society does not take place and all minorities get their due place in the society.

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