Articles By Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva

Situation in J&K improving however, normalcy is still a distant dream

Situation in J&K improving however, normalcy is still a distant dream

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2018

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) witnessed a hike of more than 166 per cent in civilian causalities in 2017 from a year ago, but security forces were successful in killing 42 per cent more terrorists...

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Cadre Review: Lean and Mean Indian Army

Cadre Review: Lean and Mean Indian Army

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2018

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat on June 21 ordered a long awaited cadre review of the 1.2 million strong Indian Army to cover wide ranging issues including cutting of...

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Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation bring India and Pakistan closer?

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation bring India and Pakistan closer?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 18 Sep , 2018

With India and Pakistan as newly incorporated members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), China is likely to face an increasing amount of divisiveness within a regional economic and...

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Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2018

After cancellation twice in the last 14 months, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the first high-level 2+2 talks on September 6 with their US...

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Karmapa’s Controversy Leads to the Dalai Lama’s Headache

Karmapa’s Controversy Leads to the Dalai Lama’s Headache

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2018

In a recent statement of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (OTD), seen as the most influential Tibetan Buddhist religious leader after the Dalai Lama from New York conveyed to the Government...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2018

Surprisingly, exiled spiritual Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on 8 August at an event in management institute of Goa that Partition would have been averted had Quaid-e-Azam...

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US granted STA-1 status to India to strengthen defence partnership: India to...

US granted STA-1 status to India to strengthen defence partnership: India to...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2018

India has become the 3rd Asian country after Japan and South Korea and 37th in the world to get the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) status when the US issued a federal notification on 4th...

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Indo-US 2+2 Crucial Dialogue Shifted from Washington to Delhi

Indo-US 2+2 Crucial Dialogue Shifted from Washington to Delhi

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2018

The inaugural ‘two plus-two’ dialogue between India and the US has now shifted from Washington to Delhi. The strategic top-level talks, agreed upon by US President Donald Trump and Indian...

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Major blow to Indo-US Ties

Major blow to Indo-US Ties

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2018

The US-India two plus two dialogue (2+2 dialogue) was scheduled for July 6 and was going to be the first simultaneous meeting of Indian and American defence and external affairs ministers —...

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Has the US conceded more than gained from North Korea at historic summit

Has the US conceded more than gained from North Korea at historic summit

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jun , 2018

If there is one event in recent times that has taken the world by storm is the summit between North Korean President Kim Jong Un and his US counterpart Donald Trump at Singapore. The successful...

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Indo-China informal summit creates trust and mutual understanding environment

Indo-China informal summit creates trust and mutual understanding environment

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2018

India and China share very old cultural and civilisational ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took initiative to hold an informal summit on 28 April to 29 April at Wuhan with Chinese President Xi...

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Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2018

When the Lok Sabha elections are due in 2019, the present dispensation eyes new national security strategy under the Chairmanship of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval known as Defence...

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Indo-Iranian Relations Stepped Up

Indo-Iranian Relations Stepped Up

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2018

Substantive discussions’ between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his three days visit to New Delhi in mid February have taken Indo-Iranian relations to a...

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Defence Budget 2018-19 Dashes Hopes For Modernisation

Defence Budget 2018-19 Dashes Hopes For Modernisation

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2018

While the government has increased the defence budget by 5.91 per cent for FY 2018-19 to Rs 2,95,511.41 crore, the allocation is estimated at around 1.58 per cent of the GDP — the lowest since...

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Sri Lanka’s Handing Over Hambantota Port to China has Enormous Ramifications

Sri Lanka’s Handing Over Hambantota Port to China has Enormous Ramifications

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2018

Sri Lanka’s handing over of Hambantota Port to China on a 99-year lease on 9 December 2017 has enormous ramifications for the island as well as the region and beyond. Unable to repay about $8...

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2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2018

China–India relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India. The modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the...

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Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2017

The Indian Navy underlined its growing prowess at the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016. Though it was largely a ceremonial inspection of naval warships by the President, it provided an...

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India’s Entry in the Wassenaar Arrangement is a steppingstone to get...

India’s Entry in the Wassenaar Arrangement is a steppingstone to get...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2017

The Ministry of External Affairs on 8 December 2017 welcomed the decision of the Wassenaar Arrangement to admit India as the 42nd member of the organisation, which aims to regulate trade and use...

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31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime...

31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Nov , 2017

On November 13, the heads of states of Southeast Asian nations gathered for the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila under the chairmanship of the Philippines. This year, the summit’s theme is...

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Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2017

The armed forces have virtually overruled to the proposed advanced versions of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft and Arjun main-battle tank (MBT) by strongly pitching for mega...

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