Profile of Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya
India needs to urgently develop its own satellite network for providing ubiquitous high bandwidth satellite-based connectivity across the country. Ignoring this development would imply getting left behind in future space and telecom industries and continuing to be importers of such critical technologies. It would also mean losing out future high paying jobs.
Chinese companies banned under Sec 69A of the IT Act of India, are quietly making a backdoor comeback through what could be largely termed as a “Benami” route. The menace needs to be aggressively tracked and stopped
Instead of supporting Indian companies for promoting the Atmanirbhar program, on the ground, state governments actively discriminate against Indian companies. This needs to be rectified urgently.
Robotics is an exploding market, with new players jumping in, India has a nucleus of a very successful robotics private sector, albeit still in early stages. India must focus on growing this industry to be able to serve unique Indian requirements as well as for exports.
India has already signaled its intent to develop capabilities in Quantum computing. Why is quantum computing important?
Cultured meat and its technologies are critical for a world getting deeply impacted by climate change. India can least afford to ignore this technology.
Domestic industries still do not have a level playing field in government procurement. Hence the Atmanirbhar campaign needs to have an Atmanirbhar policy to accelerate self-reliance in India.
India is missing out completely on the next generation of passenger aircraft, which is the supersonic passenger aircraft. Such aircraft will transform aviation and India can ill-afford to sit on the side-stands while others take the lead.
The Israeli spyware has become synonymous with large-scale cross-border digital snooping. What is the issue and who did it?
Embraer is a once in a century opportunity for India to leapfrog in the aerospace industry, and India should not be caught up in economic philosophies of how to acquire it.
The nuclear bomb has contributed to peace for over 75 years where the United Nations has failed.
Digital Utilities are powerful change agents that have changed the context of current regulations, thereby urgently requiring a new set of regulations for protecting our way of life and personal safety.
Is the government justified in not treating Twitter as an intermediary and hence taking away its safe harbour protection? It requires a full understanding of the context.
There is a movement towards Central Bank Digital Currency that has the potential to transform the flow of money. However, myriad issues need to be solved before such an instrument can be brought in
The flip-flop of Tesla in using Bitcoin as payment for its cars, demonstrates that cryptocurrencies are still not a replacement for regular currency. However, governments need to ensure that cryptocurrency capability building continues.
Incorrect interpretations are being made of the new regulations around social media. It is important to have the regulation to protect ourselves from the negative side of social media, for social media to flourish.
Twitter ceases to be an intermediary platform as soon as it censors posts. And once it does this, it becomes accountable for all other posts on its platform
Government should not be held hostage to private-sector first policy and leverage public sector entities to get into industries that are of national importance
India needs to build its own satellite infrastructure for individual and home connectivity and should not miss the bus.
India needs to urgently build a robust, scalable emergency response system that can crowd-source resources of all kinds from within the country and from around the world.
Recent action by Bengaluru cyber cell wherein they blocked the nodal account of a fintech startup, destroying the value of the startup, demonstrates the urgent need for safe-harbour regulations for protecting fintech and to increase training for the cyber cops.
Cyberterrorism is now real and will grow in severity. Urgent steps need to be taken to protect ourselves and to evolve a response protocol.
Pakistan had to acquiesce to importing sugar and cotton from India, against the wishes of its internal stakeholders. India needs to secure its supply chains to avoid a similar situation.
From technology comes wealth. Hence there is an urgent need for technology acquisition in an institutionalized manner and also focus on urgently acquiring Embraer of Brazil.
India, Australia, the US & Japan continue to face cyberattacks from China. Can the Quad grouping provide an effective platform for cybersecurity alliance?