Articles By Col RN Ghosh Dastidar

Geo Political Imperatives of China in this “Decade of 2020s”

Geo Political Imperatives of China in this “Decade of 2020s”

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2021

In August this year, China has reportedly tested a nuclear tipped Hypersonic missile. This was in the backdrop of growing Chinese belligerence against India, Taiwan, Japan and the littoral states...

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China in Nuclear Arms Control Treaty

China in Nuclear Arms Control Treaty

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2021

On 28 July 21, most leading newspapers in the world published the news of Federation of American Scientists, stating that China is building a second field of nuclear silos for launching nuclear...

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Weaponisation of Emerging Technologies: Staring at an Armageddon

Weaponisation of Emerging Technologies: Staring at an Armageddon

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 17 Jul , 2021

Whenever the leading nations come around to bilaterally or multi-laterally agree to legal bindings to control destabilising technologies, they can prioritise by agreeing not to attack the C3I...

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Iran elects a New President: Implications

Iran elects a New President: Implications

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2021

On 18 June 2021, Iran went to polls. Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner who headed Iran’s Judiciary and is acknowledged to succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the Supreme Leader,was elected the new...

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The Myanmar Conundrum

The Myanmar Conundrum

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Date: 08 Apr , 2021

Since the general elections in Myanmar in November 2020, the Myanmar military, known as Tatmadaw, has been refuting the results, alleging large scale rigging. Their appeal, against the election...

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Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Feb , 2021

Review of Situation On 29 February 2020, USA and Taliban inked a landmark peace agreement. It essentially stated that Taliban will eschew violence, will not harbour foreign terrorist groups,and...

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Artificial Intelligence in the Realm of Warfare 

Artificial Intelligence in the Realm of Warfare 

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2020

Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated on 27th November 2020. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRG) claimed that a satellite-controlled machine gun...

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Afghanistan: An Arena of Indo-Pak Conflict

Afghanistan: An Arena of Indo-Pak Conflict

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 09 Nov , 2020

US talks with Taliban with only Pakistan as the third participant have heightened tensions between India and Pakistan. An all-inclusive peace process as encompassed by the Moscow Peace talks may...

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New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2020

Post-World War I, Germany was forced to disarm. But during 1930s, Germany again became belligerent and the world suffered in World War 2. Post-World War 1, Germany’s weapons were destroyed but...

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China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Review

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Oct , 2020

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a collection of infrastructure projects, is the flagship project of China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI), inked in 2013 with an original outlay of $ 46...

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Israel’s Normalisation of Ties with Arab Nations Threatens Iran

Israel’s Normalisation of Ties with Arab Nations Threatens Iran

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2020

Since the US Administration withdrew from JCPOA and re imposed crippling sanctions on Iran, the world has awaited with abated breath, for capitulation of Iran.US has tried to force UK,Germany and...

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To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2020

US tested the world’s first nuclear device on 16 Jul 1945. On 06 Aug and 09 Aug 1945, US conducted world’s first and till date the only nuclear bombings, on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and...

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Revival of the Middle Kingdom

Revival of the Middle Kingdom

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jul , 2020

In history, China has seen itself as a dominant player on the world stage for over 2000 years.“Zhongguo” or the Middle Kingdom, as interpreted by China is the “Centre of the World” towards...

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Strategy: A Review

Pakistan’s Nuclear Strategy: A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2020

Since the Partition of Indian sub-continent in 1947, India and Pakistan have witnessed deep animosity and hatred for each other. India, after overcoming the pangs of Partition, moved on to become...

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Future of New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start)

Future of New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start)

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2019

In late 1960s , there was a growing understanding between the USA and USSR that it served the interest of both these powers  and the world to have a negotiated curb on their nuclear arms...

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Impending Demise of INF Treaty on 02 Aug 2019: Implications and Opportunities

Impending Demise of INF Treaty on 02 Aug 2019: Implications and Opportunities

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jul , 2019

On 02 August 2019, the Intermediate Range Nuclear Force (INF)   Treaty between USA and erstwhile USSR is set to terminate. INF Treaty bans land based missiles with a range between 500 km and...

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US- Iran Stand Off: Implications of Geography

US- Iran Stand Off: Implications of Geography

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2019

Escalating Tensions In May this year US terminated its waiver for all nations importing Iranian oil. This has dwindled Iranian oil exports from 2.5 billion barrel per day (bpd) in 2018 May to...

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Terrorism’s Global Menacing Shadow

Terrorism’s Global Menacing Shadow

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2019

In fight against the scourge of Terrorism, one of the often heard cliché/formula is the need for all nations to cooperate with each other, chiefly, by sharing Intelligence. Each country...

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Post Balakot: Building Nation’s Nuclear Resilience

Post Balakot: Building Nation’s Nuclear Resilience

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May , 2019

February 26, 2019 Indian Air Force  hit Terrorist training camps at Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunwa region. The raid was a big  success and we came back unscathed. It was in retaliation...

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