Geopolitics

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2020

China’s intention to make inroads into the Bay of Bengal has become clearer with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from January 17 to January 18, 2020. It will not only boost...

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The Rodents of Gupkar

The Rodents of Gupkar

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2020

Farooq Abdullah, National Conference (NC) chief held a meeting of representatives of six J&K political parties at his residence on Gupkar Road on October 15. He announced formation the...

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Is the QUAD Winding back the Clock of History?

Is the QUAD Winding back the Clock of History?

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2020

While the stated strategic objective of the Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue [QUAD – Japan, the US, Australia and India] is to safeguard a free, open, rule based order in the Indo-Pacific...

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DAP 2020: Solid Provisions Demand Solid Implementation

DAP 2020: Solid Provisions Demand Solid Implementation

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2020

https://currenthunt.com/2020/10/defence-acquisition-procedure-dap-2020/ In a span of just two months, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken out two important documents that will have a...

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Touted as a peace deal, the Taliban celebrates U.S. withdrawal as a victory

Touted as a peace deal, the Taliban celebrates U.S. withdrawal as a victory

By: Terry Bishop | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 14 Oct , 2020

The Taliban have said that their attacks on Afghan forces do not violate the withdrawal agreement. In addition, the Taliban’s online platform, Nawai Afghan Jihad (the Voice of Afghan Jihad),...

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Quad’s Tokyo Meet – more rhetoric

Quad’s Tokyo Meet – more rhetoric

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2020

The second quadrilateral meeting of US, India, Japan and Australia was held at Tokyo on October 6, 2020, first such meet having been held in New York in September 2019. The second meeting was in...

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Why China is so sensitive about Taiwan

Why China is so sensitive about Taiwan

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2020

In an unprecedented move Chinese embassy in New Delhi has issued a series of directives to Indian media and media houses regarding coverage of impending National Day of Taiwan on 10th October....

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Joining the Dots: Deciphering Chinese Aims and Objectives in Ladakh

Joining the Dots: Deciphering Chinese Aims and Objectives in Ladakh

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2020

China clearly violated the sanctity of agreements on peace and tranquility when they attempted to encroach upon tracks in Ladakh on the quiet by diverting their formations conducting routine...

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After the 2020 Indo-China Silent War

After the 2020 Indo-China Silent War

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2020

The definition was never so emphatic before, as it was when the four met on Oct 06, 2020 in Tokyo. They sounded more like an alliance than any informal grouping. This time pledging to make the...

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Contemplating the Amended Paradigm

Contemplating the Amended Paradigm

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2020

Six months, and the external security environment of India has turned on its head!  With burgeoning trade at the threshold of $100 billion and general bonhomie, China was spoken in India with...

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China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Review

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Oct , 2020

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a collection of infrastructure projects, is the flagship project of China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI), inked in 2013 with an original outlay of $ 46...

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Caucasus on the Boil Again – Battle of Nagorno-Karabakh

Caucasus on the Boil Again – Battle of Nagorno-Karabakh

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2020

While the global community was glued to Eastern Ladakh and South China Sea as flash points that may endanger the global peace due to growing Chinese belligerence because of the dissension at home...

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Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

By: Lt Col Harish Kohli, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2020

Four men and one Tibetan Mastiff, make an incredible 8,000-km journey across the wonderful but perilous Himalayan frontier. Editor’s Comments: In 1981, the then Captain Harish Kohli (an...

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Oil – The Black Gold: Is it Losing its Sheen?

Oil – The Black Gold: Is it Losing its Sheen?

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2020

Introduction ​Oil was the ‘Black Gold’ of the 20th century, fuelling vehicles, wars, the world economy and, hence, its geopolitics. Today, the world is in the midst of an energy shock that...

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Maldives provides a lucky break for India

Maldives provides a lucky break for India

By: Maj Gen Nitin P Gadkari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2020

When an Indian Air Force IL 76 bringing a Para Battalion and supporting artillery from the Para Brigade landed on Male airport in November of 1988, little, did they realise that the opposition to...

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Is COVID-19 Bio Warfare? Is there an Information Warfare Going On?

Is COVID-19 Bio Warfare? Is there an Information Warfare Going On?

By: Lt Gen Dushyant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Oct , 2020

China witnessed the first case possibly in early Dec 19, by the time it realized that it was facing a crisis of an unknown and unparalleled nature it was middle of Dec 19. WHO declared it as...

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China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2020

Ever since the Communists came to power in China in 1949, their leaders gave enough hints to convey that the success of communist revolution was only a beginning of ushering in tectonic shift in...

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Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2020

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India...

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Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech via video link to the  United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 22 was on expected lines – rambling on issues that China (read he and...

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Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 26 Sep , 2020

“The state... always feels itself weak if there is another that is stronger. Its security and preservation demand that it make itself more powerful than its neighbours. It can increase, nourish...

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