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Militaries evolved from Threat to Capability based planning (CBP) after cold war era; now need Threat cum Capability planning to achieve national security objectives.


After the end of cold war, a new process for Defence planning was developed known as Capability-Based Planning (CBP). Capability-Based Planning was officially introduced into the U.S. military establishment in the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). “A capability-based strategy [is] one that focuses less on who might threaten us or …

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SK-US-Japan launch regional missile defense cooperation in response to North Korea’s threat, China and Russia slam the move


The United States military has announced that the THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system in South Korea — designed to intercept incoming missiles from North Korea — is now officially operational. “U.S. Forces Korea confirms the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is operational and has the ability to intercept North …

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China emerging as World leader in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence challenging US dominance while Baidu competes with Google


In March 206, Google’s AlphaGo scored a 4-1 victory over Korean Go master Lee Se-dol last year, marking a milestone in artificial intelligence. The winning computer program, created by researchers at Google DeepMind in London, used an artificial neural network that took advantage of what’s known as deep learning, a …

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Iran develops Integrated Air Defense Network, deployed Russian S-300 systems integrated with indigenous Air Defense systems


Iran’s air defence command conducted what was billed as the first test launch of the indigenously developed Talash air defence system on 28 December 2016. The tests began with the launch of Iranian-made Sayyad-2 medium-range, high-altitude surface-to-air missile. The Sayyad-2 is a canister-launched version of the RIM-66 (SM-1) naval surface-to-air missile …

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Israeli arms industry uses West Bank and Gaza strip as their testing laboratory for new weapons development and to sell them in international market as battle proven weapons


Over the years, Israel has  used diverse weapons to kill more than 400,000 Palestinian civilians and injure or cripple two to three times as many, including tens of thousands of women and children. Israeli arms industry  is often  accused of turning the West Bank and Gaza strip into their laboratory to …

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Artificial-Intelligence Race among Countries to strengthen economy and solve societal challenge and among Tech Giants to put intelligence into every user device


On the official website of The White House, the report, dubbed “Preparing for the future of Artificial Intelligence,” authors state that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to help address some of the biggest challenges that society faces.” Smart vehicles may save hundreds of thousands of lives every year worldwide, …

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Countries are experimenting with new Strategies for warfighting in information age of warfare


Since around 1970, there have been extraordinary improvements in the technical means of collecting, storing, analyzing, and transmitting information.“The amount of data both required and produced by defence systems and processes is rapidly increasing and becoming more difficult to manage. Big data concepts attempt to harness massive amounts of information …

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Naval confrontations in South China Sea, as China builds and militarize disputed islands, US calling them illegal and rival territorial claims over Strategic Interests


China, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two US officials told Reuters. Greg Poling, a South China Sea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said in a December …

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