Articles By Gp Capt TP Srivastava

US-Pak Divergence on Relations with Taliban

US-Pak Divergence on Relations with Taliban

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Date: 08 Sep , 2021

Afghanistan is in turmoil, perhaps worse than what happened anywhere during 2nd World War because then one was fighting a clearly defined enemy. Ordinary Afghan does not know who to fight and who...

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China’s Global Offensive or ‘Chinese’ Global Theatrics?

China’s Global Offensive or ‘Chinese’ Global Theatrics?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2021

Geo-strategic scenario has undergone unimaginable transformation from what existed as of 31st December, 2019. Evolution of new and/or more destructive weapons have not brought about this change....

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China’s Emergence as a Maritime Power

China’s Emergence as a Maritime Power

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2021

Indo-China face off in the north has become a permanent feature/fixture since 1962. Both nations have made attempts, mostly superficial, to resolve the boundary issue but to no avail. In...

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Stealth: A Technological Marvel or an Economic and Operational Disaster?

Stealth: A Technological Marvel or an Economic and Operational Disaster?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2021

The word ‘STEALTH’ in military parlance conjures up vision of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor becoming invisible after he wears a watch in the film Mr India. As a fiction/entertainment story it is...

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Multi-front Crisis Facing USA: India’s Role

Multi-front Crisis Facing USA: India’s Role

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2021

US decision to join 2nd WW was simplified by Pearl Harbour attack. After end of 2nd WW control of Berlin led to open confrontation between USA and the then USSR. Partition of Berlin resolved the...

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Will US Backtrack on JCPOA?

Will US Backtrack on JCPOA?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Apr , 2021

The core issue is not ‘can’ Iran go nuclear? The core issue is ‘when’ Iran will go nuclear’? JCPOA was agreed to merely delay Iran going nuclear after 2023 when provisions of JCPOA...

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QUAD or BRICS? India’s Strategic Dilemma

QUAD or BRICS? India’s Strategic Dilemma

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2021

Global COVID onslaught and recently ‘concluded’ Dragon Dance on India’s North-Eastern borders accompanied by PLAN’s offensive manoeuvres in South China Sea has inextricably altered the...

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Hypersonic Vehicles: Is it a Hype or Genuine Technological Breakthrough?

Hypersonic Vehicles: Is it a Hype or Genuine Technological Breakthrough?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Date: 12 Feb , 2021

Most of us are made to believe that hypersonic vehicle technology is the latest and modern invention. But a peep into the technological advances made by Germany in 1930s tells a different story....

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US Perceptions of the World

US Perceptions of the World

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2021

Biden administration is barely two weeks old. Eminently qualified and responsible intellectuals of USA have already published a document titled; From Trump to Biden; The Way Forward for US National...

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India’s S-400 Deal with Russia: Biden Administration and CAATSA

India’s S-400 Deal with Russia: Biden Administration and CAATSA

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2021

Indo-Russian S-400 deal is yet again in focus. Many military experts and diplomats of India believed that the brouhaha created in 2018 has been forgotten/buried under the carpet by US...

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Pakistan-Turkey-Russia Relations in Emerging World Order

Pakistan-Turkey-Russia Relations in Emerging World Order

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2020

Facts PAF pilots have been flying Turkish Air Force (TuAF) F-16s. Turkey has been involved in upgrading PAF F-16s with US supplied kits. TuAF has nearly 300 F-16 variants, latest being Block...

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Will/Can Japan Go Nuclear?

Will/Can Japan Go Nuclear?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2020

With China set to match/overtake US economy by 2035 C.E. geo-strategic scenario, specifically the ‘world power centre’ is likely to change. Most ardent supporters of Karl Marx propagated...

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Indo-China Stand Off : 2020

Indo-China Stand Off : 2020

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Date: 17 Sep , 2020

Chinese media uses the terminology Sino-Indian Border Dispute while addressing issues involving India and China. Our media having achieved perfection at aping uses same term. Our military...

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US-China Trade War: Is it really related to Commerce?

US-China Trade War: Is it really related to Commerce?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2020

US-China Trade war has been going on ever since Trump moved into white house. As a novice in the arena of world economics, I too believed that indeed it must be true. But with each passing day,...

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Air-Sea Doctrine

Air-Sea Doctrine

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2020

Marshal Lin Piao, a probable successor to Mao, had said prophetic words in the context of Indian Ocean in early 60s. He said, I quote “INDIAN OCEAN IS NOT INDIA’s OCEAN” unquote. We as a...

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Hackers On The Rampage: Are We Ready?

Hackers On The Rampage: Are We Ready?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 17 Nov , 2018

Are we in India looking at the issue of ‘Hacktivism’ with the seriousness it deserves? Merely placing numerous firewalls is not adequate security. We have to discipline ourselves to eliminate...

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North Korea: A Pariah State?

North Korea: A Pariah State?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2017

The world has never ever been closer to a nuke strike by a tiny but belligerent nation publicly admonishing and challenging the surviving super power. Will the eccentric, unpredictable and...

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Shekatkar Committee Report: Genuine ‘Reforms’ or Cosmetic ‘Re-grouping’?

Shekatkar Committee Report: Genuine ‘Reforms’ or Cosmetic ‘Re-grouping’?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2017

Every soldier must read the Shekatkar committee report submitted to the government in December, 2016. The bane of Indian Military is poorly equipped soldiers and not utilization of able bodied...

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India: An Aerospace Power?

India: An Aerospace Power?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 30.3 Jul-Sep 2015 | Date: 01 Aug , 2017

An objective analysis would indicate that India is truly not an aerospace power. We have as yet, not become a substantive aerospace power primarily because of two reasons. Firstly, the lopsided...

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