Geopolitics

JAI and the Quad

JAI and the Quad

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2018

There is considerable excitement over the birth of ‘JAI’ – newest multilateral organization. As reported in the media on December 1, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the...

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War with Pakistan is the only solution

War with Pakistan is the only solution

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2018

A few days ago, Cricketer Imran Khan asserted with all his religious belief and philosophy that “war is no solution over Kashmir.”  This writer wishes to claim to the contrary – that war is...

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Chabahar Terror Attack – ominous signs

Chabahar Terror Attack – ominous signs

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2018

Four policemen were killed and 42 other individuals were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a police headquarters in Iran's port city of Chabahar on December 6. Police stopped the...

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The Discomfort of ‘Letter of Comfort’ in Rafale Deal

The Discomfort of ‘Letter of Comfort’ in Rafale Deal

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2018

The ongoing case on a petition filed by Mr. Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan centres around the major question as to why a letter of comfort has been taken from the French...

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Is Strategic Balancing a ‘New Normal’ in Interlinked World?

Is Strategic Balancing a ‘New Normal’ in Interlinked World?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2018

  The G-20 Summit 2018 will be remembered for extra-ordinary  large number of bilateral and trilateral meetings, which seem to be even more significant than the main purpose of the meet. There are...

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The Churn in Sri Lanka Politics

The Churn in Sri Lanka Politics

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Nov , 2018

The political crisis in Sri Lanka deepened further on November 23 with Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister installed by President Maithripala  Sirisena lost control of the Parliament Selection...

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Backstabbing India’s Leap of Faith

Backstabbing India’s Leap of Faith

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Nov , 2018

Pakistan has lost no time in backstabbing India’s leap of faith in announcing it will construct the Kartarpur Corridor on India Territory up to the international border, in response Pakistani...

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Maldives gets pro-people and pro-India government under Ibrahim Solih

Maldives gets pro-people and pro-India government under Ibrahim Solih

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2018

After five years of strong-armed domestically political dissent rule by a government under Abdulla Yameen, the Maldives has now put a pro-people and pro-Indian administration in power, under...

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Waters of Indo-Pacific

Waters of Indo-Pacific

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2018

In 2011, Robert Kaplan in his article ‘The South China Sea is the Future of Conflict’ had written, “…..the waters of the South China Sea may constitute the military front line of the...

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The US – Iran Imbroglio

The US – Iran Imbroglio

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 24 Nov , 2018

The US exit from the deal and intensification of economic pressure, confronts both Iran and the US with an uncertain end-game, complicated by the appearance, at least of divisions within the...

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Opening Kartarpur Corridor

Opening Kartarpur Corridor

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2018

In a surprise move, described a landmark decision, the government on November 22 announced opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. News says government will construct the Indian side of the corridor...

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Maldives needs concerted Indian engagement

Maldives needs concerted Indian engagement

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2018

The defeat of Abdulla Yameen and emergence of Mohammad Solih,  consensus candidate of the joint opposition, emerging winner in the recent presidential election was a stroke of luck for India and...

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Battle of Kasserine Pass: Lessons for China

Battle of Kasserine Pass: Lessons for China

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2018

In February 1943, US Forces, under the overall command of Gen Eisenhower, suffered a staggering rout at the hands of much feared Afrika Korps, in the Battle of Kasserine Pass, which holds vital...

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War as a Multi-Dimensional Whole: A Framework for India in a Repolarizing World

War as a Multi-Dimensional Whole: A Framework for India in a Repolarizing World

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 10 Nov , 2018

As India celebrates the 19th anniversary of Vijay Diwas on 26th July – to mark our victory in Kargil war of 1999, there are much larger questions on Indian security, defence preparedness and...

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Pakistan’s Blasphemy against its minorities

Pakistan’s Blasphemy against its minorities

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2018

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law is one among the most brutal and discriminatory legislations in the modern world. On the face of it the law prohibits Blasphemy against any recognised religion and...

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Where Debt Ridden, Radicalized, Chaotic Pakistan leading to?  

Where Debt Ridden, Radicalized, Chaotic Pakistan leading to?  

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Nov , 2018

Last week has seen Pakistan reaching out to every conceivable friend for bailout assistance. It was also seen unable to control radical elements which overpowered Governments decision making and...

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India and the New Great Game in Central Asia

India and the New Great Game in Central Asia

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 03 Nov , 2018

The New Great Game refers to the conceptualisation of modern geo-politics in Central Asia post-Soviet Union breakup. This is characterised by the competition between regional, extra-regional and...

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India-Japan: A Relationship Strengthens

India-Japan: A Relationship Strengthens

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Nov , 2018

It was in May 2014 that Prime Minister Modi met his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, for bilateral talks; since then the two leaders have met each other 12 times in a period of a little over...

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China Cocking Snook – and the CAATSA Dare

China Cocking Snook – and the CAATSA Dare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Oct , 2018

Media disclosure of a new ITBP report revealing China violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) 14 times between August 4 and August 19 in Ladakh, with deepest intrusion (officially termed...

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DEADLY Targets of Multi-Dimensional Warfare

DEADLY Targets of Multi-Dimensional Warfare

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Oct , 2018

Jamal Khashoggi death in a fight in Saudi consulate in Istanbul as claimed by Saudi public prosecutor surfaces a new set of criteria of “targeting” in the multi-dimensional warfare that each...

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