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Recent high-level visits to Tibet merit attention

High level cadres of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) do not often travel outside Beijing unless it is to “Red...

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The message Chinese Defence Minister’s visit to India conveys

India and China have planned to exchange a few important visits in the remaining months of this year. An Army...

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Exiled Tibetans are confused about future

Different Buddhist sects are quietly building bridges with Beijing.   For a while now there has been some confusion regarding...

China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier is seen at a port in Dalian after completing its first sea trials

China’s growing Navy buoys its PSYWAR efforts

The rapid expansion of China’s Navy and Air Force is reflected in its increased assertive stance on sovereignty issues, especially...

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Prudence must dictate future course of India-China ties

With more countries pushing back against China’s aggressive policies, including Chinese President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),...

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China’s defence budget will boost Xi’s agenda

The 8.1% increase, or US$175 billion budget, is higher than in the previous two years.   As anticipated and to...

China rises in Nepal, eyes Lumbini

Consequent to the expansion of Chinese influence, the delicate balance in India’s relations are now under strain and at a...

Maldives turbulence impacts India’s strategic space

At a time of increasing competition for strategic space especially in the Indo-Pacific region, political uncertainty and social instability in...

Xi imprint on PLA delegates to the party’s 19th Congress

Chinese President and Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping’s imprint is clearly visible on the list of the 253 delegates selected...

Doklam ushers in uneasy phase in India-China ties

With the disengagement of military personnel at Doklam on 28 August 2017, tensions have temporarily receded, including in the region....

Xi Jinping all set to promote loyalists at 19th Party Congress

Since his appointment by the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November 2012 as General Secretary of...

China supports Pak, defeats own counter terror effort

China supports Pak, defeats own counter terror effort

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones, is an old saying that wise people keep in mind....

China’s Communist Party is worried about rise of Buddhism

China’s Communist Party is worried about rise of Buddhism

Indications over the past few months hint at a degree of nervousness in some quarters within the Chinese Communist Party’s...

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PM Modi’s visit gives substance to India-Japan relations

India and Japan share a unique relationship that dates back over 1,400 years and where Buddhism has been a deep,...

India’s new strategic policy towards Pakistan is bold

India’s new strategic policy towards Pakistan is bold

The strike in the early hours of 30 September, by India’s special forces para-commandos on five-sevem launch pads between 0.5...

India will have to tackle Pakistan on its own

India will have to tackle Pakistan on its own

The attack on the Army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on 18 September, by terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammed...

Tibet gets new Chinese party secretary

On 28 August 2016, soon after the annual conclave of senior Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders at the Beidaihe seaside...

‘China’s stance makes cooperation on counter terrorism difficult’

‘China’s stance makes cooperation on counter terrorism difficult’

The increase in activities of international terrorist groups in areas of China’s specific interest like Afghanistan and Pakistan and their...

China, Taiwan assert claim over Taiping

China, Taiwan assert claim over Taiping

At this juncture, when Taiwan is in the delicate transitional phase of transfer of power from the Kuomintang (KMT) to...

China decides on issue of Dalai reincarnation

China’s communist regime very recently moved to dispel any lingering doubts as to Beijing’s future course of action on the...