Articles By Maj Gen GG Dwivedi

Xi's Belt-Road Initiative: Recalibration, Strategic Imperatives

Xi's Belt-Road Initiative: Recalibration, Strategic Imperatives

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 24 May , 2019

The second Belt-Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing from 25-27 April 2019. The three-day event was organized to promote the ‘Belt-Road Initiative’ (BRI) – President Xi Jinping’s...

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The Balakot Strategic Shift – Needed a ‘Counter Proxy War’ Doctrine

The Balakot Strategic Shift – Needed a ‘Counter Proxy War’ Doctrine

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 30 Mar , 2019

26 February 2019 marked a turning point in India’s fight against terrorism. The events of that day signified a strategic shift in the Indian approach from ‘Counter Terrorism’ operations...

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Singapore Summit: North East Asia Set for Strategic Realignment

Singapore Summit: North East Asia Set for Strategic Realignment

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 26 Jun , 2018

Given that for the last six and half decades, the opposing sides have been technically at war on the Korean Peninsula, besides President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un trading open threats...

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Historic Summit at Panmunjom

Historic Summit at Panmunjom

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 06 May , 2018

Kim Jong-un’s historic meeting with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in across the ‘Military Demarcation Line’ (MDL) on April 27, 2018 will go down as a watershed moment in the destiny of...

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Emperor Ascends Dragon Throne - Unfolds ‘China Dream’ Decoding Xi’s...

Emperor Ascends Dragon Throne - Unfolds ‘China Dream’ Decoding Xi’s...

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2018

When President Xi Jinping succeeded Mr Hu Jintao in 2012 as Fifth Generational leader, it was assumed that he will abide by the constitutional provision of two ‘five terms’. He was also...

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Xi Sets China on a New Long March

Xi Sets China on a New Long March

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 17 Mar , 2018

In Chinese tradition, dynastic bloodline has never been the criterion to determine the line of succession. It is the capable ministers and victorious generals who were bestowed the ‘mandate of...

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Renewed Mandate from Heaven: Xi Unfolds Grand Strategy for China’s Long March

Renewed Mandate from Heaven: Xi Unfolds Grand Strategy for China’s Long March

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 12 Nov , 2017

According to Chinese traditional belief, it is the ‘mandate of heaven’ (tianming) that selects an individual to rule. A Confucian idea to facilitate the dynastic cycle, it implied that while...

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Lull at Doklam: Time for a Holistic Strategic Review

Lull at Doklam: Time for a Holistic Strategic Review

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 08 Oct , 2017

The recent standoff at Doklam had raised genuine concerns about the situation escalating, given that the opposing troops stood ‘eye ball to eye ball’ for over 10 weeks. While the crisis has...

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The People’s Liberation Army at Ninety – Poised for a ‘Great Leap’

The People’s Liberation Army at Ninety – Poised for a ‘Great Leap’

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 15 Aug , 2017

On 31 July 1997, the Central Hall of the China World Hotel in Beijing was all decked up to host a banquet dinner to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The...

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Doklam, China’s Strategic Calculus and India’s Policy Options

Doklam, China’s Strategic Calculus and India’s Policy Options

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 12 Aug , 2017

It is almost two months since Indian and Chinese soldiers became locked in a standoff at Doklam in the Sikkim Sector. The faceoff was triggered when a team of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)...

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China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s...

China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s...

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 24 Oct , 2016

Recent reports have pointed to China blocking the Xiabuqu tributary of the Yarlung Zangpo River (Tibetan name for Brahmaputra) for a dam project. The 195-km long Xiabuqu originates at Bainang and...

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Calibrated Responses: The Way Forward for Defeating Proxy War

Calibrated Responses: The Way Forward for Defeating Proxy War

By: Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | Date: 25 Sep , 2016

The pre-dawn fidayeen strike by Jaish- e-Mohammed terrorists on the Army administrative base in Uri on 18 September, which resulted in 18 fatalities, stands out as one of the most dastardly...

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