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The Doklam Standoff and Chinese Vitriol: Is there an Internal Problem?
Bhaskar Roy | 21 Aug , 2017 0 comments

The incessant vitriolic attacks on India from the Chinese official media, the foreign ministry and the defense ministry on the Doklam issue is becoming tiresome. The tirade has included  browbeating, insults and threat of military action to teach India a “bitter lesson”. The English language daily, Global Times can be called the “...

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China plays the Water Card
Claude Arpi | 21 Aug , 2017 0 comments

The Communist tabloid, The Global Times yesterday published an article about China’s delay in sharing with India the data of some Himalayan rivers, the Sutlej and the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra). It says: “An Indian official’s accusation that China halted sharing hydrological data of a river that flows from China to India has met with...

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China’s Flawed Military Capabilities Assessments on limited war with India
Dr Subhash Kapila | 20 Aug , 2017 0 comments

China’s war threats against India following the Dokalam Standoff in mid-June 2017 have been shrill, threatening and a desire to ‘Teach India a Lesson’. The latest is an SCMP post in which Chinese military sources have been quoted that China will opt for a Limited War at Dkalam and initially employ Chinese air-power and strategic missiles...

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From Doklam Standoff to a Trade War? India initiates review of IT imports from China
Munish Sharma | 19 Aug , 2017 0 comments
From Doklam Standoff to a Trade War? India initiates review of IT imports from China

Amid the Doklam standoff, India appears to have opened a whole new front with China which could potentially escalate into a trade war. On August 16, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) initiated a review of the IT products imported from China in the wake of growing concerns over data security.1  The government has...

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North Korean Conundrum

One wonders where Robert Kagan, Niall Ferguson, Paul Wolfowitz and other neo-cons have disappeared when President Donald Trump is sounding “fire and fury” and “locked and loaded” at North Korean mad leader Kin Jung-un’s threats to attack Guam. True though Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford jr’s current visit to...

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