Carl Von Clausewitz, the Prussian General and military theorist introduced the concept of “absolute war” where participants use every means at their disposal to achieve victory. As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its seventh day, much of what the world is witnessing reiterates Clausewitz’s theory of absolute war. While the tanks, soldiers, aircraft and […]

Categories: Conflict, Cybersecurity

On nuclear energy, scientist Albert Einstein prophesised that “The unleashed power of atom has changed everything ,…, and we thus drift towards unparalleled catastrophe.” In 2016, technologist Aviv Ovadya warned of the unfolding of Infocalypse, a dangerous and untrustworthy information ecosystem. That Infocalypse is now staring at India in manifest. The moot point is if […]

‘Tactics without strategy are the noise before defeat”. -Sun Tzu Incidents of deaths of security personnel in counter naxal operations are followed by an elaborate charade of condemnation of the dastardly attack, emotional wreath-laying on tricolour-draped coffins, and an unambiguous chest-thumping announcement that ‘culprits will not be spared’. The expansiveness of the pretence is directly […]

In a major setback, 22 policemen drawn from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an ambush, carried out by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), on April 4 along the border of districts Sukma and Bijapur, in the central state of Chhattisgarh. The CPI (Maoists) is a banned organization, leading an armed […]