National security

Ladakh and India-China disputed territory

144 Veterans of the Armed forces sign a Statement on China addressed to President, Prime Minister

A group of concerned Armed Forces Veterans have signed a “Statement on China” addressed to the President of India, Prime Minister of India, Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy & Air Force. It was sent by email to the addressees on July 2, 2020. The Statement is attached …

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India Unites - Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Samvidhan logo

Press Statement: India Unites – Joint Agitation from Jan 30 to Feb 7 2019 at Jantar Mantar

Starting January 30, a joint agitation will begin amplifying some of today’s most critical issues affecting Indians everywhere. We, as citizens, intend to set out an agenda to which we will then seek a response from all political parties. The past four years have worsened the socioeconomic condition of Indians everywhere through a destructive mix …

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The Cantonment roads and vested interests in defence lands

Background- Cantonments & Military Stations in India Cantonments derive their name from Swiss Cantons, or districts and were set up by the British in India for entirely different reasons. When the British troops arrived in India, they fell sick very often due to malaria, dysentery and other infectious and waterborne diseases. These diseases also took …

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India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, …

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Allegations of foreign intelligence affiliations

Co-founder and director of iSPIRIT, Sharad Sharma accused of anonymous trolling of dissenters

Since the last few weeks, there has been a sudden uptick of anonymous accounts supporting Aadhaar and dismissing concerns and news of information leaks, security and privacy issues. These accounts were all either created in may or scrubbed of all content and began tweeting afresh in May. Some of them are propaganda accounts that tweet only …

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Aadhaar as a backdoor to Indian citizenship

Idiot-proof guide to Aadhaar card status on security risks #AadhaarFail

With a new wave of trolls being unleashed to counter criticism of Aadhaar card with wholly original technical arguments like “but it is perfectly safe” “you just want to complain” and “I don’t mind, so why should you”, it gets irritating to reply to people over and over. So here is a very simple infographic with …

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