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  • The New Drone Diplomacy

    Jan 29th, 2015 by Prateep Basu   More from this Analyst | Profile

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit to India amidst much fanfare was more than symbolic of the regional geopolitics and his ‘Asia Pivot’ policy. Lurking somewhere behind the bonhomie between the two Heads of State was the fate of defense deals, including highly sought after Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).  

    India, like other Asian powers Japan and South Korea, has been pushing for a deal for 8 MQ-4C Global Hawks for safeguarding its maritime sovereignty. Unlike India, long term…

  • Digital India and the Hughes Decision

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have put renewed vigor and impetus into the Indian space program, aiming to revolutionize the country from a satellite telecom perspective with a number of initiatives. One of the most noteworthy of these is the Digital India initiative, a $20B program meant to improve governmental accountability and participation by connecting some 1.3 billion Indians to the World Wide Web. One of the greatest…

  • 2015’s Award Goes to … 4K UHD!

    Jan 22nd, 2015 by Christopher Baugh   More from this Analyst | Profile

    If the recent CES show in Las Vegas is any indication, a key consumer theme in 2015 will undoubtedly be 4K UHD TV.  The biggest names in electronics displayed the latest 4K UHD technologies, adding elements such as OLED (a superior display technology to LED/LCD), curved screens and HDR (High Dynamic Range) creating an unparalleled viewing experience. In fact, 60% of the TV set lineup at CES was 4K UHD defining 2015 as the year where 4K UHD becomes the new “normal”. Simultaneously and in…