Geopolitics

India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 26 Sep , 2021

“The Iraqi and Afghan wars have not ‘ended.’ Only America’s involvement has ‘ended.’ …When a country leaves a war before achieving victory it is not called leaving. It is called...

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China Afghan Taliban Awkward Embrace

China Afghan Taliban Awkward Embrace

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

As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and leaves a security vacuum there, is China moving in by cozying up to the Taliban? On July 28, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang...

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India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 24 Sep , 2021

Under no circumstances Pakistan will ever allow the Quetta Shura led Taliban an upper hand in the affairs of Afghanistan. It comes as little surprise to witness the return of Taliban fighters...

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Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2021

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, a hard-line radical who also served on Pervez Musharraf’s cabinet, recently offered conditional amnesty to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan...

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Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2021

The trilateral alliance among Australia, UK and the US (AUKUS), recently announced by President Biden from the White House, has given rise to two controversies. One is whether it undervalues and...

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US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen S G Vombatkere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2021

The US Administration is embarrassed by its capitulation to Taliban (signing a peace treaty with Taliban at Doha, February 2020, to allow withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan), the sudden...

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Durand Line not Recognised by Taliban Causing Clash with Pakistan

Durand Line not Recognised by Taliban Causing Clash with Pakistan

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2021

The taking over of Afghanistan by the deadly terrorist organisation Taliban on 15 August 2021, reverabrated with celebration in Pakistan. However, Pakistani officials fear that once again the...

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The world must realise that Pakistan is a rogue state

The world must realise that Pakistan is a rogue state

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2021

The 9/11 anniversary this year has brought in its wake old memories and new horrors. After two decades and Trillions of Dollars down the drain the world is back to square one, the difference...

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China’s Military Drill in Tibet a Warning to India: Experts

China’s Military Drill in Tibet a Warning to India: Experts

By: J. M. Phelps | Issue: Courtesy: The Epoch Times | Date: 15 Sep , 2021

The Chinese regime’s recent show of military strength in Tibet was an attempt to intimidate neighboring India amid heightened tensions, according to two former high-ranking military officers....

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The Quandary in Counterterrorism

The Quandary in Counterterrorism

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2021

Calls for the world to unite against terrorism in all forms in bilateral and multilateral forums are not new. India has been suffering cross border terrorism past three decades plus.  Forbes had...

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Beyond ‘Wait and Watch’ in Afghanistan: Global Implications

Beyond ‘Wait and Watch’ in Afghanistan: Global Implications

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2021

Backdrop Taliban supported by Pakistan took over Afghanistan by force, amidst  an embarrassing, botched withdrawal of US and allies, posing a façade of negotiated takeover. With announcement of...

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It’s Time Pakistan Either ‘Reforms’ or Finds Another ‘Whipping Boy’

It’s Time Pakistan Either ‘Reforms’ or Finds Another ‘Whipping Boy’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Sep , 2021

Ever since its creation, Pakistan has found a convenient ‘whipping boy’ in India for two reasons. One, by portraying its Eastern neighbour as a ‘Hindu nation’,it becomes very easy to...

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Battle for Panjshir

Battle for Panjshir

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2021

The Taliban claimed on September 6 that they have captured Panjshir Valley and overcome the anti-Taliban forces of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA) led by Ahmad Massoud.  The...

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What Should India do to Protect its Interest in Afghanistan

What Should India do to Protect its Interest in Afghanistan

By: Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2021

Afghanistan geo-strategically is extremely important country for India. To reach Central Asian Republics and counterbalancing the influence of China and Pakistan in North-West Frontier region,...

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Taliban Recognition: To do or Not to do?

Taliban Recognition: To do or Not to do?

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2021

This is one question that is tormenting our government; should we or should we not recognise the Taliban?  If we have to recognise it then when should we do it? The present thought process is...

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Havana Syndrome Directed Energy Weapons and Contactless Warfare of Future

Havana Syndrome Directed Energy Weapons and Contactless Warfare of Future

By: Dr Sharad S Chauhan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2021

The Havana Syndrome and Moscow Signal US Vice-President Kamala Harris's flight to Vietnam was delayed by several hours in August as per the statement of the US State Department due to an...

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Colombo’s Debt is Beijing’s Delight

Colombo’s Debt is Beijing’s Delight

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2021

News reports of July 6, 2021, indicated that the debt default probability by Sri Lanka in one year was the steepest in Asia-Pacific; up from 13 percent about six months ago to 27.9 percent -...

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Is the U.S. Outsourcing Afghanistan to the TALIBAN?

Is the U.S. Outsourcing Afghanistan to the TALIBAN?

By: Sanjeev Nayyar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2021

Most people are unable to comprehend U.S. overtures to the Taliban, its sharing of intelligence with them and leaving behind significant amount of arms and equipment in Afghanistan. Taliban is...

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Taliban and the Kabul Twin Attacks

Taliban and the Kabul Twin Attacks

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2021

A tragedy in making It was former US President John F Kennedy who came up with the sagacious suggestion that “Let us never negotiate out of fear; but let us never fear to negotiate.” However,...

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Re-Emergence of Global Terror

Re-Emergence of Global Terror

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2021

That Terrorism is the scourge of the world is a harsh truism of the times is beyond dispute since the last few decades. That global challenges necessitate global solutions requires no elaboration...

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