Geopolitics

Maldives: A Challenge for India

Maldives: A Challenge for India

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2018

Any talk of Maldives and the images conjured are of luxurious resorts and hotels in the ocean, each trying to woo customers through advertisements promising peace and tranquillity. Yet, a nation...

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Indo-Iranian Relations Stepped Up

Indo-Iranian Relations Stepped Up

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2018

Substantive discussions' between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his three days visit to New Delhi in mid February have taken Indo-Iranian relations to a...

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Justin Trudeau and a new low in Indo-Canadian relationship

Justin Trudeau and a new low in Indo-Canadian relationship

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2018

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived on 17th Feb 2018 on a weeklong visit to India alongwith his family and three ministers of Indian origin; Navdeep Bains, Harjit Singh Sajjan...

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Maldives – China tightening the noose

Maldives – China tightening the noose

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

There cannot be any denial that the manner in which the India-Maldives equation  has been allowed to drift, indicates crass intelligence failure coupled with our inability to understand...

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Perspective: Understanding Korea’s History, 1884 to 2017

Perspective: Understanding Korea’s History, 1884 to 2017

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2018

Japan’s Annexation of Korea After the Meiji restoration in the latter half of the 19th century, Japan sought to be competitive with the Western colonial powers in power and style.  ...

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Should India militarily intervene in Maldives?

Should India militarily intervene in Maldives?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Feb , 2018

"In my view, two issues make it India's problem: radical Islam and land grab We know they (China) have 17 islands now where they are talking about investing $40 million but we don't really know...

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Tibetan Water- China’s Resource or Global Common: Concern for India!

Tibetan Water- China’s Resource or Global Common: Concern for India!

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2018

  Historically water has been the most important resource, strategic tool and cause of many conflicts before oil became strategically relevant in 19th and 20th Centuries.  By next one or two...

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The Roots of Afghan War

The Roots of Afghan War

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2018

A US official spokesman said that the Saturday devastating attack in the centre of Kabul city was planned and executed by Taliban and the Haqqani Network. 103 people were killed and hundreds...

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Sino-Japanese relations on an optimistic track?

Sino-Japanese relations on an optimistic track?

By: Prof K.V. Kesavan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2018

In recent months, there have been many indications suggesting that the top leaders of Japan and China are inclined to bring about a turnaround in their bilateral relations. The deepening nuclear...

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Beyond India’s Australia Group Membership

Beyond India’s Australia Group Membership

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jan , 2018

India became a member of the Australia Group on January 19, 2018. The Australia Group restricts trade in materials used to make chemical and biological weapons. It was formed in 1985 prompted by...

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Sri Lanka’s Handing Over Hambantota Port to China has Enormous Ramifications

Sri Lanka’s Handing Over Hambantota Port to China has Enormous Ramifications

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2018

Sri Lanka's handing over of Hambantota Port to China on a 99-year lease on 9 December 2017 has enormous ramifications for the island as well as the region and beyond. Unable to repay about $8...

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Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is...

Canada Meeting on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy’: Who is...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2018

Two contradictory events set an uneven tone for Korean Crisis. China condemns the 20 nation call for tougher sanctions against North Korea, held this week in Canada, attempting to pressurise North...

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South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2018

In bilateral relations, there are no permanent friends or foes: there are only permanent interests. US-Pakistan relations almost reached nadir when President Trump; twitted “lies and deceit”....

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India and Israel – Inseparable Friends

India and Israel – Inseparable Friends

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2018

The ongoing return visit of the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to India in response to the visit of Indian Premier Narendra Modi to Israel in July 2017 has cemented the relationship between the...

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Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the...

Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the...

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2018

A ‘rising and revanchist’ China has finally discarded from its lexicon the terms ‘Peaceful Rise’ and ‘Harmonious Rise’, as witnessed both during Xi Jinping’s address to the 19th...

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The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2018

Mao Zhedong said and Deng Xiaoping reiterated, “Tibet is the palm of China and Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) are its fingers”. Xi Jinping was a secretary in...

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2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2018

China–India relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India. The modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the...

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The New Line-Up in China’s Defense Forces

The New Line-Up in China’s Defense Forces

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 07 Jan , 2018

Xi Jinping the Winner At the end of the 19th Congress, Xi Jinping appears to emerge the winner on most fronts. First and foremost, the 19th Congress approved an amendment to the Party...

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Armed Forces Suicides, Welfare and Morale

Armed Forces Suicides, Welfare and Morale

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2018

A recent editorial in a national daily titled ‘An Unhappy Army’ states that unflattering information on the internal “atmosphere” in the armed services is seldom made public: the...

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Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2018

The news has come that Pakistan has imposed a ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations. Pakistani media have given wide publicity to this...

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