Geopolitics

The Chinese Ultimatum

The Chinese Ultimatum

By: GS Bajpai | Issue: Book Excerpt: China's Shadow Over Sikkim | Date: 30 Nov , 2021

The Chinese occupation of Tibet and the flight of the Dalai Lama in 1959, posed a new threat to India. The Himalayas were no longer impregnable, and one could easily foresee the future aggressive...

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China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

By: Lt Gen C Bansi Ponnappa, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Nov , 2021

“Total war is no longer waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total … because it may well involve the whole world” – Jean-Paul Sartre Beijing...

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Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir...

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir...

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2021

Objectively speaking, the 108 hours campaign undertaken to liberate the Princely State of Hyderabad, codenamed Operation (Op) Polo stands out as India’s ‘first’ military success. Having...

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Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2021

Developments in the terrorist-infested Af-Pak region are getting interesting by the day. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is thrilled because despite heading a namesake government...

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Multidimensional Concirclement of India by China: How is India Preparing?

Multidimensional Concirclement of India by China: How is India Preparing?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2021

Backdrop Unchallenged Xi Jinping with renewed mandate by CCP, during his conversation with President Joe Biden has tried to create an impression of bipolar world order in existence, although the...

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Likely Russian Misadventure in Ukraine: Implications for India

Likely Russian Misadventure in Ukraine: Implications for India

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2021

Russia-Ukraine relations have been on the boil for nearly a decade. In the ‘unlikely’ event of NATO permitting Ukraine to join the alliance, Russia will, almost certainly, retaliate...

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Troika Plus on Afghanistan   

Troika Plus on Afghanistan   

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2021

The NSA-level Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan hosted at New Delhi on November 10 culminated in the Delhi Declaration calling for: support for a peaceful, secure and stable...

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Afghan Crisis and Regional Strategy: A Hindsight

Afghan Crisis and Regional Strategy: A Hindsight

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2021

The withdrawal of the American and NATO troops from Afghanistan on 15 August 2021 was more ignominious than the departure of the Soviet troops from their Afghan incursion in 1991. The latter had...

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Geo Political Imperatives of China in this “Decade of 2020s”

Geo Political Imperatives of China in this “Decade of 2020s”

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2021

In August this year, China has reportedly tested a nuclear tipped Hypersonic missile. This was in the backdrop of growing Chinese belligerence against India, Taiwan, Japan and the littoral states...

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Indo-China Border Dispute: India will not Blink

Indo-China Border Dispute: India will not Blink

By: Jasbir Sarai | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 09 Nov , 2021

China has, once again, opted to take a hard stand in the long standing dispute along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. A series of meetings, including the last corps commanders meeting...

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words? Well, Not Always!

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words? Well, Not Always!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Nov , 2021

There can be no two views that the monstrous humanitarian crisis precipitated by the Taliban’s forcible takeover of Afghanistan is fast spiraling out of control.  Though there is global...

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Pakistan in Snake Pit

Pakistan in Snake Pit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2021

Speaking on the Defence Day and Martyrs Day of Pakistan on September 5, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa made statements like:  in 1965, Pakistan had defeated India - an enemy many times...

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Saving the Pak Army Chief

Saving the Pak Army Chief

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2021

When it comes to institutionalising expediency or overdoing things, perhaps few countries can match Pakistan’s ingenuity. Infact, credit for resurrecting thirteenth century renowned English...

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Taliban’s Resurgence in Afghanistan: Pakistan’s Duplicity and Liberal...

Taliban’s Resurgence in Afghanistan: Pakistan’s Duplicity and Liberal...

By: Col Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Oct , 2021

General Zia ul Haq after taking over the reins of the government in Pakistan after a coup in 1977, vigorously embarked on a drive towards the Islamization of his country. He started this by...

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High Time India Jettisons Non-Alignment

High Time India Jettisons Non-Alignment

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Oct , 2021

Though the Non-alignment Movement is languishing as a vestigial organisation in geo politics, Indian diplomats suffer from yesteryear hangovers and cling on to its decrepit concepts.  As I had...

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Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2021

The recent killings in Kashmir have two dimensions, i.e. Territorial and Civilizational. Matters pertaining to the Line of Control (LoC), observance and violations of Cease Fire, Counter Terrorist...

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It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2021

The demand for Pakistan was to secure homeland for Muslims. This was logically tenuous, as a sizeable chunk of Muslim population despite their pro-Pakistan proclivities chose to stay in India. In...

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China and Taiwan Relations Act

China and Taiwan Relations Act

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2021

Much is being said about US President Joe Biden telling reporters at the White House on October 6 after returning from Michigan that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their...

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Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

By: Col Mridul Kamal Gaind | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 06 Oct , 2021

Achieving objectives by fair means or foul, that is the most important spiritual legacy of the renaissance. In the middle ages, this represented a breakthrough against romantic chivalry and the...

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Geo Political Centrality of Pakistan Vis-a-Vis Strategic Interests of Big...

Geo Political Centrality of Pakistan Vis-a-Vis Strategic Interests of Big...

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2021

‘The Afghanistan counter terrorism, oversight and accountability Act’ seeks a report from the Secretary of State about his assessment of Pakistan’s role in supporting the Taliban from...

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