Major General S B Asthana (Retd)

China Politics

China’s active defence strategy translates into incremental encroachment strategy

Flowing out of Sun Tzu’s idea of winning a war without fighting, China has been strategically smart in expanding its...

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It’s US vs Russia, as Ukrainian nationalism is weaponised, leading to disaster

The conflict in Ukraine is nearing a month of devastation, turning into a deadly kinetic, contact warfare in the hybrid...

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China’s wild card entry accelerates the global arms race

China has taken a quantum leap in hypersonic technology by mounting DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle on DF17 MRBM, making it...

Indian Army soldiers demonstrate a drill in Tawang sector near the Line of Actual Control (LAC)

India must counter multidimensional ‘concirclement’ by China

In response to the Chinese build-up of villages to change the ground position incrementally, it is recommended that states/UTs along...

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Afghan women being held hostage by Taliban, as world watches helplessly

The Taliban 2.0 have been trained well by their Pakistani allies in the art of double-gaming the world community.  ...

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Pakistan seeks peace with India: Is it for real?

The fact that Pakistan made a U-turn on opening trade with India under internal pressure indicates the fragile nature of...

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LAC disengagement: Difficult to trust China

The Indian aim should be not to concede any de facto shift of the LAC to LAC-2020; be prepared for...

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Afghanistan in 2020 is a dilemma for all stakeholders

The Taliban’s offensive against the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province amidst intra-Afghan talks with their negotiators in Qatar, has shaken...