India’s draft circular on the regulation of drones stifles innovation, raises operational risks, and creates substantial uncertainty for organizations, individuals, and enforcement agencies.
The draft circular, if implemented in its current form, will stifle innovation, raise operational risks, and create substantial uncertainty.
Open standards and free markets should dictate the choices available to content creators, not centralised exchanges that then become the playground for vested interests to creep into their daily administration and deprive creators of licensing autonomy.
Technology has an immense potential to transform urban mobility.
The introduction of autonomous weapons will profoundly change the nature of war and will also affect the understanding of laws of war. India is uniquely placed to take a lead in the global discussion about this issue.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is pleased to launch Carnegie India, its sixth international center.
While innovation in weapon technology is as old as warfare itself, the rise of new weapon technologies like cyberwarfare and autonomous weapons has raised fundamental questions about the impact of International Humanitarian Law on future battlefields.
Clear regulations on civilian drone use, keeping in mind their true potential and the concerns of all stakeholders, would greatly benefit India.
If China, whose cyber philosophy is fundamentally different from that of the United States, can cut deals with American businesses, why has India been so reluctant to seize the opportunities for a deeper digital partnership?
Manohar Parrikar and Ashton B. Carter are under pressure to cope with the challenges of the current fluid power dynamic in Asia.