Articles in Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group

Indian Navy 2019: Formidable Impeatives of Indian Ocean Dominance

Indian Navy 2019: Formidable Impeatives of Indian Ocean Dominance

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 29 Apr , 2019

The Indian Ocean in 2019 emerges as yet another arena of ‘Great Power Games’ in which intersect powerful maritime ambitions of China on one hand and India and the Western Powers on the other...

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Indian Army Downsizing: Strategically Imprudent

Indian Army Downsizing: Strategically Imprudent

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 23 Apr , 2019

The Indian Republic to attain and sustain the status of a credible predominant military power in South Asia and to ascend the aspirational ladder of emerging as a Major Global Power needs a 2...

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Indian Air Force Strike Power Needs critical Augmentation

Indian Air Force Strike Power Needs critical Augmentation

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 Apr , 2019

The Indian Air Force spectacular and dramatic deep penetration strikes on Pakistan terror camps at Balakot on February 26 2019 by India’s valiant ‘Air Warriors’ enabled by bold & decisive...

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India's Nuclear Policy has destablised South Asia: A Pakistani view

India's Nuclear Policy has destablised South Asia: A Pakistani view

By: Rabia Javed | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 05 Apr , 2019

Remember “Atoms for Peace”? US President Dwight Eisenhower believed that arms reduction wouldn’t be sufficient and floated an idea of using nuclear energy as a way to redeem...

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National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Mar , 2019

The saga of appointing a CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) has endured for so long that it is on the verge of becoming a myth. India needs to sweep aside all ifs and buts that have bedeviled the...

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Myanmar: The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

Myanmar: The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 16 Feb , 2019

Events in Myanmar are moving at a bewildering pace both in the ethnic front and in moving towards Constitutional amendments. There is an indirect benefit for India too with the Myanmar Army acting...

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Afghanistan’s Future- Exclusive Preserve of Afghan People and not...

Afghanistan’s Future- Exclusive Preserve of Afghan People and not...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 10 Feb , 2019

Afghanistan’s future and decisions thereto are exclusively the preserve of the will of the Afghan people and not within purview of the United States-Taliban Agreements as perceptionaly the...

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Myanmar: A civil war developing in Rakhine State

Myanmar: A civil war developing in Rakhine State

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 06 Feb , 2019

The conflict in Rakhine State is slowly developing into a civil war that will have repercussions not only in Rakhine State but may also spread into Chin Area and thereby getting close to the...

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Myanmar: China on “Overdrive” to solve the Ethnic Question: Why?

Myanmar: China on “Overdrive” to solve the Ethnic Question: Why?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 30 Jan , 2019

From the flurry of activities of Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs and the Chinese Ambassador at Yangon, it looks hat Chinese are in a desperate hurry to solve the question of the...

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Maldives under President Solih: A Progress report

Maldives under President Solih: A Progress report

By: RM Panda | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 28 Jan , 2019

The performance of the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government has had mixed results so far.  But judging from the enormous problems inherited by Solih, it is fair to say that Solih is...

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Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 30 Dec , 2018

Afghanistan’s geostrategic location and presence of US Forces embedded in Afghanistan provide a sheet anchor for Indo Pacific security on its Western Periphery. Indo Pacific Security template...

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Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 17 Dec , 2018

Japan facing comprehensive threats from a militaristic China and its nuclear proxy North Korea has finally woken up from its Peace Constitution Article 9 slumber realising that the ‘China...

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Suicide Attack in Chabahar: Its Implications

Suicide Attack in Chabahar: Its Implications

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 14 Dec , 2018

On 6th December, a terrorist driving a vehicle laden with explosives tried to enter the Police Headquarters in Chabahar, of Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran. The alert security forces guarding...

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Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 Dec , 2018

Geopolitically in end-2018 the United States finds itself in a policy conundrum on Afghanistan primarily because of the inability of US policy planners to recognise that Afghanistan geographically...

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Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 08 Dec , 2018

In a meeting with Suu Kyi, the Chairman of the China Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC), Ning Jizhe, tried to hustle Myanmar to workout an ‘implementation Plan’ for the China-Myanmar...

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Myanmar: The State of the Peace Process and the Chinese Involvement

Myanmar: The State of the Peace Process and the Chinese Involvement

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 25 Nov , 2018

On November 21, Suu Kyi made an important speech at the Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation Process at Nay Pyi Taw in which she frankly explained the challenges the Myanmar Government had...

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Maldives: Solih Takes Over- The Challenges ahead

Maldives: Solih Takes Over- The Challenges ahead

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 Nov , 2018

On November 17th, Solih took over as the seventh President of Maldives in a glittering ceremony at the Galolhu National Stadium. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, former President of Sri...

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China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 Nov , 2018

China’s invitation to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit China in end-October 2018 may be significant in terms of China’s shift to reset relations with Japan due to prevailing geopolitical...

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Sri Lanka: The Political Crisis: View from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: The Political Crisis: View from Sri Lanka

By: V Sivanendran | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Nov , 2018

Colombo is eerily quiet. There are less people on the streets than usual. Buses are not overcrowded. There are intense conversations in tea boutiques among members of the public. The topic is the...

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China's natural Allies -Pakistan and North Korea in Economic Distress

China's natural Allies -Pakistan and North Korea in Economic Distress

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 27 Oct , 2018

Pakistan and North Korea long maintained by me as China’s only ‘Natural Allies’ are in an acute economic distress. China may have built-up Pakistan and North Korea as nuclear weapons states...

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