Artículos con la etiqueta ‘India’

Oleoducto unirá a Venezuela y Colombia

Por • 18 oct, 2013 • Category: Nacionales

La canciller de Colombia, María Ángela Holguín, se refirió al “memorando de acuerdo” firmado este miércoles con el Canciller Elías Jaua del cual, precisó, permitirá conectar sus oleoductos en la zona de frontera

Econophysics Research in India in the last two Decades

Por • 14 ago, 2013 • Category: sociologia

We discuss here researches on econophysics done from India in the last two decades. The term `econophysics’ was formally coined in India (Kolkata) in 1995. Since then many research papers, books, reviews, etc. have been written by scientists. Many institutions are now involved in this research field and many conferences are being organized there. In this article we give an account (of papers, books, reviews, papers in proceedings volumes etc.) of this research from India.

India hails first indigenous aircraft carrier as milestone

Por • 14 ago, 2013 • Category: Política

The unveiling of its first home-built aircraft carrier is significant. It will boost India’s military power and increase its influence over the Indian Ocean,” Fu Xiaoqiang, an expert on South Asian studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, told the Global Times. Analysts said New Delhi has long sought to build carrier groups to bolster its defense capability, but it will not change the regional military balance or have much influence on the military situation in Asia. “Without supporting missile systems, the aircraft carrier is no more than a target,” Fu said. India relies heavily on other countries for its weaponry. Statistics showed 70 percent of its weapons and military systems are imported from overseas, mainly from Russia, according to China Radio International.

Aircraft carriers key to strategic deterrence

Por • 13 ago, 2013 • Category: Internacionales

China should speed up its construction of domestic aircraft carriers. India’s actions remind us that the strategic significance of developing aircraft carriers in Asia is not declining. Rather, they are one of the most effective strategic tools in maintaining national maritime interests. The earlier China establishes its own aircraft carrier capabilities, the earlier it will gain the strategic initiative. China still has a long way to go to build up reliable strategic deterrence. It will also cost a huge sum of money. Those who will benefit from such strategic deterrence include every single Chinese, including the ones who claim China’s strength or weakness has nothing to do with them. We hope China will launch its own aircraft carriers soon.

Asia laps up lax Israeli weapons rules

Por • 3 ago, 2013 • Category: Política

Firms such as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Elbit Systems are operating in the Indian defense market very successfully. The Indian military establishment is currently using 100 Searcher and 50 Heron UAVs, both manufactured by Israeli defense firms. Israeli-made Phalcon Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS), which was denied to China, are also being used by Indian armed forces. Israel has carved its niche in India by supplying some of the most sought-after weapons systems with the exception of bigger platforms such as aircraft. Recently, both the countries have also discussed to intensify their cooperation in joint weapons development, involving Israeli firms and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Most importantly, the rapid warming of ties between Israel and China is likely to revive their military ties, if not sooner but later. This is one market which Israel would like to secure again like their past experience during the 80s, 90s and 2000. Moreover, with the visible declining role of the US in the Middle East, who vetoed Israeli arms sales to China, Israel can use this opportunity to renew its arms sales to Beijing.

China key to BRICS bank

Por • 3 mar, 2013 • Category: Economía

John Fraser JOHANNESBURG – Emerging market leaders want their Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa club to be taken seriously, and next month they are expected to make a decisive move towards setting up a development bank to give it real substance and credibility. “There is no doubt that the BRICS Development Bank will […]

India fails test of ‘knowledge economy’

Por • 1 dic, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

There are few signs that US dominance in the knowledge economy will wane, thanks in no small part to its open-door policy for Chinese and Indian researchers and innovators. According to a recent study in Nature magazine, 17% of the scientists in the US are Chinese and another 12% are Indians. It is quite probable that these Indians have a higher research output than India-based scientists. The skills crisis among India’s young population is in large part due to pervasive shortages of qualified faculty. In a recent interview, Shyam Sunder (Yale School of Management) observed that: “Our best brains are selling soaps and getting into civil service” but “we are not able to attract them to a sector that is most important to us – education – particularly higher education.” As a result, even prestigious institutions – like the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Management – are facing a shortage of qualified faculty. As higher education undergoes further expansion, these shortages can only mount.

No, India Cannot Be the US’ Poodle

Por • 21 may, 2012 • Category: Política

Speaking at an international conference on international law at St. Petersburg, Medvedev said on Thursday, “The introduction of all sorts of collective sanctions bypassing international institutions does not improve the situation in the world while reckless military operations in foreign states usually end up with radicals coming to power. At some point such actions, which undermine state sovereignty, may well end in a full-blown regional war and even – I’m not trying to spook anyone – the use of nuclear weapons.”

Irán cuestiona pacto de Obama con Karzai

Por • 14 may, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

El sábado, en una enérgica declaración, el Ministerio de Exteriores iraní advirtió contra el despliegue de tropas estadounidenses en Afganistán. La declaración dice: Los “roles poco claros definidos para las fuerzas estadounidenses y sus bases militares” según el pacto constituyen “grandes fuentes de preocupación para Irán y otros países regionales”. El pacto no puede resolver los problemas de seguridad de Afganistán y desestabilizará aún más el país y empeorará la seguridad. La República Islámica de Irán cree que el establecimiento de paz y seguridad en Afganistán es posible mediante la retirada total de las fuerzas extranjeras, el cierre de bases militares y el diálogo entre los afganos en el marco del Alto Consejo de la Paz.

Evolution of Zipf’s Law for Indian Urban Agglomerations vis-à-vis Chinese Urban Agglomerations

Por • 21 feb, 2012 • Category: sociologia

We investigate into the rank-size distributions of urban agglomerations for India between 1981 to 2011. The incidence of a power law tail is prominent. A relevant question persists regarding the evolution of the power tail coefficient. We have developed a methodology to meaningfully track the power law coefficient over time, when a country experience population growth. A relevant dynamic law, Gibrat’s law, is empirically tested in this connection. We argue that these empirical findings for India goes in contrast with the findings in case of China, another country with population growth but monolithic political system.