Articles in Geopolitics

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Aug , 2020

As part of the US-Taliban agreement of February 29, the Afghan Government has released 4917 Taliban prisoners while the Taliban has released about 700 prisoners of Afghan security forces. Under...

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Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Aug , 2020

Nations on attaining independence and sovereignty will, like any family inheritance, also inherit disputes and legacies needing resolution.   In any family, the options are to settle the disputes...

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Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2020

Irrespective of what people may say against New Delhi’s decision to abrogate Articles 370 and 35 A, the fact of the matter is that this is a step in the right direction that was long overdue...

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Foursome of the Silver Fox

Foursome of the Silver Fox

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Aug , 2020

Silver Fox is the nickname of Wang Yi, China’s vice foreign minister and state councilor.  Chinese have given him this name not because of looks but because he can easily take diplomats,...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Forging ahead to a vibrant and prosperous future

Jammu and Kashmir: Forging ahead to a vibrant and prosperous future

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2020

“We as a nation, as a family, have taken a historic decision. A system due to which brothers and sisters of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were deprived of many rights and which was a big obstacle to...

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India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2020

Of all the strategic variables – intention, capability, objective, strategy, tactics, doctrines, domestic and foreign policy, leadership etc – it is geography that remains a constant – hence...

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How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2020

If Pakistan army is to be believed, then something unimaginable and unpardonable happened in the Boya area of North Waziristan on May 26 last year. On this fateful day, four unprecedented things...

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To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2020

US tested the world’s first nuclear device on 16 Jul 1945. On 06 Aug and 09 Aug 1945, US conducted world’s first and till date the only nuclear bombings, on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and...

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Kargil War: Pakistan’s duplicity should neither be forgotten nor forgiven

Kargil War: Pakistan’s duplicity should neither be forgotten nor forgiven

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jul , 2020

The ongoing week marks the 21st Anniversary of India’s victory against Pakistan in the Kargil War, also called Operation Vijay. In 26, July, 1999, Pakistan announced complete withdrawal of its...

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New Chinese Claims in Bhutan Target India

New Chinese Claims in Bhutan Target India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2020

At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meeting in early June China for the first time made an illegal claim to Bhutan’s Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary calling it disputed territory. The...

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The Indo-China Denouement

The Indo-China Denouement

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2020

Military confrontations are like the great game of chess. The overall aim is to place the pieces in advantageous positions to get an upper hand. This needs planning, anticipation and an...

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Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2020

It’s not very often that the judiciary pulls up the armed forces in Pakistan, and so, the Pakistani Navy must have got a rude shock on Thursday, when Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar...

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CPEC: An Economic Blunder or Part of China’s Expansion Plans

CPEC: An Economic Blunder or Part of China’s Expansion Plans

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2020

Growth of its economy is the ultimate goal of any policymaker across the world. Growth makes the economy stronger, creates more efficient and content society producing more, which in turn allows...

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Free Tibet

Free Tibet

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jul , 2020

Where China’s biological attack and US-China trade friction has brought into focus Tibet and the Dalai Lama, these issues have come into prominence in India because of the Chinese aggression in...

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Indo-Iran Engagements: Did India pick up Right Choices?

Indo-Iran Engagements: Did India pick up Right Choices?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2020

Key Points  China-Iran strategic partnership resulting in many deals adding to $400bn alters strategic balance in Middle East (West Asia) in favor of China.  India’s unhindered engagement with...

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Iran-China Strategic Bonds

Iran-China Strategic Bonds

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jul , 2020

According to US media, Iran’s desperation has pushed it into the arms of China, which has the technology and appetite for oil that Iran needs. But the other face of this insinuation is that it...

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What will happen if India recognizes Tibet?

What will happen if India recognizes Tibet?

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2020

It has been mentioned abundantly by others and me that India should derecognize Tibet as part of China[1].  But, Indian politicians have perpetually been scared or hesitant to do so.  While Nehru...

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Revival of the Middle Kingdom

Revival of the Middle Kingdom

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jul , 2020

In history, China has seen itself as a dominant player on the world stage for over 2000 years.“Zhongguo” or the Middle Kingdom, as interpreted by China is the “Centre of the World” towards...

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