22nd May 2024

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Win-Win Solution for the Farmers’ Agitation

Recently, our distinguished member Ambassador Dilip Sinha proposed a win-win solution to resolve the Farmers’ Agitation.

iSPIRT and SITARA’s proposal for a Sovereign Compute Stack

January 24, 2024 In September last year, iSPIRT and SITARA had proposed a Govt-led and…

Joint Inputs for draft Deep Tech Policy

September 13, 2023 Dr Ajay Sood, Principal Scientific Advisor of India has come up with…

Urgency of Data Regulation & Policy Support for Data-driven Intelligentisation of the Indian Economy

July 30, 2023 SITARA is proud to feature Dr Smitha Francis’ summary of her timely…

Preserving Human Control: Ensuring AI does Good

(Title partly generated by ChatGPT!) June 8, 2023 There is a very important ET article…

Stopping Tender on Outsourcing AI based supervisory tech to foreign consultancies

May 19, 2023 SITARA, ITforChange and iSPIRT have jointly written to the RBI, highlighting the hazardsassociated…

PwC shenanigans in Australia once again underline need for indigenous AI solutions

May 22, 2023 After a Guardian article reported the outrage in Australia following revelations that…

SITARA presence in Atmanirbharta Pavilion, IMC

October 1, 2022 After PM completed the visit to foreign firms, he entered the Atmanirbharta…

A note on the methodology used in the ICRIER Report titled “Globalise to Localise”

The ICRIER-ICEA Report titled “Globalise to Localise” uses a grossly problematic reductionism of the critical…

ICEA/ICRIER’s report would unravel PM’s Atmanirbharta Campaign

September 24, 2022. The ICEA (the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association), has sponsored an ICRIER…

SITARA’s requests to DoT to build indigenous 5G are meeting with positive responses

August 21, 2022 Investment in the development of highly strategic indigenous technologies like 5G which…

SITARA plea to PMO on leaving Domestic Procurement out of Free Trade Agreements

SITARA wrote to PMO – as the highest arbiter of India’s National Interest – on…

INTERVIEW WITH VENKAT RAJ

Saturday, 23 April 2022 Shri Venkat Raj, Founder of Indo-European Synchronization and President of the…

Impact of Climate Change on India and What Can be Done

April 18, 2022. Although SITARA’s focus is on upgrading the Indian economy, it would be…

Welcome developments in the SITARA Universe

April 4, 2022: SITARA’s extremely distinguished members, who should be recognised as the true Nation-Builders…

The Pentagon’s Technology Wish-List

February 22, 2022. The Pentagon has identified its priority areas for the nation’s forthcoming National…

SITARA Meeting with Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary of India

February 20, 2022: At SITARA’s Meeting with Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary of India, we…

Underhand proposal to remove PMI Clause in BharatNet PPP proposal

July 8, 2021: Jeez, the amount of negative energy expended in fighting the entrenched lobbies…

Bettering Rip Van Winkle, waking up to the drone danger 35 years too late!

And still importing solutions! A post by Shri Bharat Karnad, who predicted the need for…

At PMO’s instance DIPP has placed the permission to have “TOT” / backdoor imports with/ from neighboring countries on hold

We are happy to report that at the instance of PMO, DIPP has issued an…

Three-Phase R&D Model

By PVG Menon, Electronics Industry Consultant. Former CEO – Electronic Sector Skills Council of India…

Great Video from China Observer on the pitfalls of 5G

June 14, 2021. Here is a must watch China Observer video for our decision makers…

SITARA’s requests for R&D incentives for Domestic Companies in Telecom PLI approved!

June 21, 2022. New Delhi. We are so delighted to see that DoT has issued…

Mr Sam Pitroda’s role in promoting Indigenous Telecom R&D & Manufacturing

Just finished Mr Sam Pitroda’s heartfelt blog on his experience of working for India and…

Tribute to Shri Rajiv Mahajan by Shri Sanjay Nayak, CEO, Tejas Networks

Dear SITARA Colleagues, It has been a very sad day for us, since today we…

SITARA and the country have lost Shri Rajiv Mahajan, Snr VP, Tejas Networks, to Covid

It is our sad and awful responsibility to share the news of our beloved Shri…

Bharat Karnad’s expose of DoT’s blatant blow to High-Tech Domestic Companies

One of SITARA’s distinguished members Shri Bharat Karnad who has uncompromisingly campaigned for National Security…

Urgent need to place technology at the core of National Security & Development Strategy

Please find SITARA’s presentation and video talk on the above subject here. Most pictures are…

DoT & MEITY: About the Right and the Left Hand…

We had written to Government about the national and economic security risks in MEITY’s incomprehensible…

Need for a Committee on Foreign Investment in India patterned on the CFIUS

SITARA has proposed an Indian CFIUS – an inter-agency Committee to monitor and review foreign…

Letter to NSCS cautioning over ceding ownership control of NE Power Projects to HK/Chinese companies

SITARA has written to Dr. Pant, National Cybersecurity Coordinator of India and other Government authorities…

Letter to PM on IBM proposal to set up so-called COE on GeM

SITARA drew PM’s attention to the implications of allowing IBM, an MNC, access  through a so-called…

Another shocking “partnership” with FOEM for supposedly “secure” communications on BSNL’s mobile networks

Recently some youngsters approached us with heart-breaking stories about their parents having passed away and…

A profound loss to the country and to SITARA

SITARA has just learnt that Shri Bhupender Saharan, CEO VVDN, has passed away last night…

SITARA was the first Indian Do/Think Tank to underline the importance of breaking free from Chinese 5G control

SITARA’s efforts to persuade the Government to launch indigenous 5G networks, for which awarding of…

National Security Implications of Govt data storage in foreign clouds

Atmanirbharta & MEITY decision to permit Government Data Storage in Google Cloud (download letter to…

ICS-SITARA webinar on Building a Cybersecure, Indigenous ICT network

SITARA was privileged to partner with the Institute of Chinese Studies to discuss the challenges…

Countering India’s Dependence on Chinese Telecom

SITARA and the Institute of Chinese Studies are organising a joint webinar on the National…

Chinese Cyber-attack!!

I cannot say that SITARA was very surprised to come across the NYT report that…

Letter to Chairperson, JPC Personal Data Protection Bill

SITARA wrote to Smt. M. Lekhi, Chairperson, JPC on PDPB, appreciating her stand on developing...

SITARA’s comments on Draft Science, Technology & Innovation Policy

SITARA is uploading all its Public Advocacy Letters and Suggestions to our esteemed authorities -...

Indigenous High Technology

According to Jane’s, India has approved the licence production of 114 Dhanush howitzers. Complete indigenisation…

As Rolls Royce woos China, India too must press GE to expand production of aeroengines in India

As both Rolls Royce and GE compete for the Chinese aeroengine market, with Rolls Royce…

R&D Expenditure

As China’s R&D intensity increased even further to 2.18% of GDP, India’s fell to 0.63%…

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