Articles By Maj Gen SB Asthana

IS Footprints in Kashmir and challenges ahead

IS Footprints in Kashmir and challenges ahead

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jun , 2018

To any security analyst the reported killing of four militants, on June 22, 2018 by synergized operation of security forces, in Anantnag district, with two out of them affiliated to the Islamic...

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Trump–Kim Summit: A Gamble beyond Optics

Trump–Kim Summit: A Gamble beyond Optics

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2018

The world is talking of this Summit as a historic moment with hopes that it will bring peace to Korean Peninsula. Reading between the lines, beyond the niceties and magnificent optics displayed,...

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Pakistan Seeking Ceasefire with India: Ploy to Release International Pressure

Pakistan Seeking Ceasefire with India: Ploy to Release International Pressure

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2018

The news break of Indian and Pakistani Director General Military Operations (DGMOs) agreeing to “fully implement the 2003 ceasefire understanding in letter and spirit”, through a special...

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Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription...

Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May , 2018

The developmental efforts initiated by Indian Government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are a welcome measure for the state as well as for the country. These have been preceded by...

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Kim and Moon for a Nuclear Free Korea: Needs Decoding beyond Optics

Kim and Moon for a Nuclear Free Korea: Needs Decoding beyond Optics

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2018

Every event of Korean leaders’ summit on 27 April 2018 has been covered extensively by the media highlighting their pledge to end their six decades of hostility. Airing their rhetoric about...

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Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2018

The aftermath of US and its ally’s action of claiming to have targeted Syrian Chemical weapon related establishments, and taught a lesson to Syria is full of contradictions and conflicting news...

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Tibetan Water- China’s Resource or Global Common: Concern for India!

Tibetan Water- China’s Resource or Global Common: Concern for India!

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2018

Historically water has been the most important resource, strategic tool and cause of many conflicts before oil became strategically relevant in 19th and 20th Centuries.  By next one or two...

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Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is...

Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2018

Two contradictory events set an uneven tone for Korean Crisis. China condemns the 20 nation call for tougher sanctions against North Korea, held this week in Canada, attempting to pressurise North...

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Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Can the World...

Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Can the World...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2017

The use of nuclear capability as insurance for its defence, was cited as the main reason by every country, which added nuclear weapons to its armory, ever since it was invented. It spiraled into a...

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North Korea and South China Sea Flashpoints: Are worthwhile Options left on...

North Korea and South China Sea Flashpoints: Are worthwhile Options left on...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2017

During recent verbal exchanges of provocative statements between US and North Korea, US has been maintaining that they have ‘All the options on the table’, while Kim continued with missile...

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Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North...

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2017

The Frontline State Strategy of China When President Trump on taking over tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean Crisis to China presumably in exchange of some trade concessions,...

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Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy...

Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2017

As Comprehensive National Power (CNP) of China is growing, its strategy to impose its national will (as perceived by its few key leaders), exercise its power through its behavior in the...

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Doklam Plateau Faceoff: The Way Forward

Doklam Plateau Faceoff: The Way Forward

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2017

The recent Faceoff in strategically important India-China-Bhutan border triangle near Doklam Plateau, commencing with Chinese road construction activity in Bhutanese territory (As per laid down...

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Skipping OBOR Summit would reflect 'India First' Policy

Skipping OBOR Summit would reflect 'India First' Policy

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2017

The People’s Daily on May 13, 2017 confirmed the participation of US, EU, some European Countries, Japan and South Korea in Belt and Road Forum (BRF) commencing in Beijing on May 14, 2017.The...

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US strikes Syria – A Wild Card Entry: What does it mean to the World?

US strikes Syria – A Wild Card Entry: What does it mean to the World?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2017

On April 04, 2017, the humanity was shamed when 86 civilians including innocent women and children succumbed to a tragic painful death, due to a chemical attack involving use of banned Sarin gas....

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China ready to safeguard security of North Korea in case of Regime collapse

China ready to safeguard security of North Korea in case of Regime collapse

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2017

The statement of  Chinese Defence spokesman Ren Guoqiang to indicate that China will take the “necessary measures” to safeguard national security in the event of the collapse of the...

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Iran under Sanctions, Hafiz Saeed’s House Arrest: Trump’s shockwaves...

Iran under Sanctions, Hafiz Saeed’s House Arrest: Trump’s shockwaves...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2017

Fresh Sanctions on Iran    As per BBC, On February 3, 2017, The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on Iran following its recent ballistic missile test, after their National Security...

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Is it Role Reversal? Protectionist Trump – America First, or China Going...

Is it Role Reversal? Protectionist Trump – America First, or China Going...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2017

President Donald Trump’s swearing in speech from Capitol Hill on January 20, 2017, resonating “America First” policy, appeared as an extension of election rhetoric, reassuring his voters...

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Heating up of Cold War: Paradigm shift in Players and Dimensions

Heating up of Cold War: Paradigm shift in Players and Dimensions

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Dec , 2016

US Versus China The ‘Cold war’ of 20th century has taken a Paradigm shift in 21st Century, is heating up with new players and expanding to new dimensions.  The latest and largest player to...

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Global Terrorism: An Analysis of Fault Lines and Risks

Global Terrorism: An Analysis of Fault Lines and Risks

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 19 Jul , 2016

To flourish a terrorist outfit needs financial and logistics support, political patronage and a supportive or submissive population, which is the Centre of Gravity in prospering or combating...

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