Articles By Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva

Waiver to Covid Vaccines at WTO

Waiver to Covid Vaccines at WTO

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2021

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has begun discussions on a worldwide ‘roadmap’ for Covid-19 vaccines to ensure that the immunization campaign reaches everyone, in every country. This comes, as...

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Indian Military Expenditure

Indian Military Expenditure

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Apr , 2021

India’s threat perception from China and Pakistan predicts it vulnerable if not prepared to deal with both the belligerent countries with superior weaponry and better strategic maneuvers besides...

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China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

China is Raring to Invade Taiwan

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2021

The US is once again warning that China is threatening to invade Taiwan. Chinese missiles are launched in the direction of Taiwan which has resulted in a US aircraft carrier taskforce sailing...

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Myanmar Logjam

Myanmar Logjam

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Apr , 2021

A coup d’état in Myanmar began on 1st February 2021, when democratically elected members of the ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were deposed by the Tatmadaw—Myanmar’s...

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The US Defence Secretary’s first visit to India Affirmed: Indo-US...

The US Defence Secretary’s first visit to India Affirmed: Indo-US...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2021

Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, a retired Army general selected by Biden to run the Pentagon, is the first Cabinet member in the new administration to visit India. He met India’s Prime Minister...

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Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2021

India and China have completed disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in eastern Ladakh as decided at the 9th round of military level commanders talks. Subsequently, the...

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Super Dam on Brahmaputra River

Super Dam on Brahmaputra River

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2020

China is building a “super” dam on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River north of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibet, as reported instate media, in a move that could have a...

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Indo-US 2+2 talks on Defence, Security and Chinese Incursions in Eastern Ladakh

Indo-US 2+2 talks on Defence, Security and Chinese Incursions in Eastern Ladakh

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Oct , 2020

India and the United States will hold their third edition of 2+2 ministerial dialogue on October 27 during which the sides are expected to explore ways to further strengthen defence, security and...

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Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2020

China’s intention to make inroads into the Bay of Bengal has become clearer with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from January 17 to January 18, 2020. It will not only boost...

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Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2020

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India...

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India-US Space Cooperation Envisaged on Trump visit

India-US Space Cooperation Envisaged on Trump visit

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2020

The United States and India, both major space powers, have long worked together on civil space efforts but have not done much with regards to security-space-cooperation. According to Victoria...

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Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2020

On New Year’s Day 2020, the Government appointment Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as announced by the Prime Minister on the Independence Day of 2019 from the ramparts of Red Fort. As India’s...

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Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Feb , 2020

The disappointing part is that there has been a very marginal increase in the capital outlay for defence for 2020-21 as compared to the budget estimates and revised estimates of 2019-20, which...

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India reminds Pak and China not to interfere in the internal affairs of its...

India reminds Pak and China not to interfere in the internal affairs of its...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) went off on expected lines on 27 September 2019. On the one hand the Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a speech that tick-boxed development, progress,...

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Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from...

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2019

“India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5 per cent of the global total,” according to the latest report published by the Stockholm...

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Defence Budget 2019-20

Defence Budget 2019-20

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Date: 08 Jul , 2019

Editors Comment: Increasing the Defence Budget in the prevailing circumstances of long drawn out procedures for weapons and equipment procurement is futile. It will be like in earlier times when...

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Challenges before New Defence Minister

Challenges before New Defence Minister

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2019

The appointment of Rajnath Singh as Raksha Mantri brought cheers and applause to the Defence Services community including the veterans, who are highly critical of the political leadership because...

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Denigrating the Armed Forces

Denigrating the Armed Forces

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2019

Surprisingly, the opposition political parties have started making disparaging remarks against the Armed Forces and casting aspersions on their cross border strikes for narrow selfish political...

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Congress Manifesto on Reforms towards National Security (Un)Justified

Congress Manifesto on Reforms towards National Security (Un)Justified

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2019

Besides emphasis on job creation, farmers’ distress, poverty elimination by giving Rs 72,000 per annum to the poorest families, single moderate GST rate and minorities’ welfare, the Congress...

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India has entered an Elite Space Club with Mission Shakti

India has entered an Elite Space Club with Mission Shakti

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2019

India has entered an elite space club with the accomplishment of ‘Mission Shakti’ when the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) blew up an Indian satellite in a Low Earth Orbit...

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