Having drawn up the intent and will to develop the Andamans, New Delhi will now have to build its smart islands with cooperation from its maritime partners. The strategic development of these islands is no longer an option but a necessity.
The current legal framework in India offers insufficient safeguards against mass surveillance and the gathering of big data tranches.
India needs to craft a more streamlined regulatory system and take other concrete steps to support growth in its domestic biotech sector.
China’s rise poses a strategic challenge to India on multiple fronts. The best way for New Delhi to respond is to pursue a deeper partnership with the United States.
The only solution to the Afghan conflict is a political one. An open-minded approach by India can help secure the gains of the previous fifteen years.