Sharing comments of mine posted on article by Minni Chan in South China Morning Post SCMP of 15 March 2018. The issue is an old one but the article seems to be in context of President Xi becoming stronger power-center than earlier years. I wish to highlight few points to suggest that China … Continue reading Is Beijing planning to take Taiwan back … by force? SCMP
Notwithstanding the President Xi Jinping becoming autocratic ruler of China, trying to take Asia under his wings, and no significant change in Pakistan's behavior in recent times (including recent spate with diplomats), India has to deal firmly with both, on our terms. In this context I am sharing an Interview of mine by Financial Express … Continue reading Interview of Maj Gen S B Asthana by Financial Express on Pakistan, China & some related issues
It was a pleasure to participate in a special programme on world peace involving South Koreans felicitated by UP Ratna peace award to South Korean Organisation. A free flow of views was appreciated by meaningful discussion with panelists from different fields related to the subject, including student participation, some of whom were declared as Brand … Continue reading World Peace: Special Programme by APN News
I am sharing with friends my interview with Global Review ( Germany). The interviewer is Von Ralf Ostener. The Interview has been taken in English and published in German language. Although I am attaching the URL below, but there are large No of errors due to language translation twice. For the benefit of friends … Continue reading Interview with Major General Asthana about the Indo-Pacific and Af-Pak: “China exhibits a hegemonic design” By Global Review (Germany).
Post 19th Congress of CPC: Where does Xi Jinping leads China to? Sharing with friends my article published in Modern Diplomacy (EU), on 21 January,2018. Modern Diplomacy is an invaluable platform of mainstream Western media and academia assessing and evaluating complex international issues . It is a leading media for European opinion-maker with far-reaching influence across the … Continue reading Post 19th Congress of CPC: Where does Xi Jinping leads China to?
Opinion: Is sports diplomacy a new game plan of North Korea? Sharing my opinion published on WION News on 18 Jan 18 as "Opinion: Is sports diplomacy a new game plan of North Korea?" Two contradictory events set an uneven … Continue reading Sanctions on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy: Is Kim acting Smart?
Chinese efforts to make best of French President Macron's visit to China, as success of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), recently enshrined in the constitution, have not been bought by the West. Macron has been balanced in choosing his words to say “I want us to define together the rules of a balanced relationship in … Continue reading China uses Macron’s visit to advertise success of BRI in EU.
Sharing with friends my editorial published in Financial Chronicle earlier on 13 November 17. It has become relevant today in view of US Defense Minister Mattis asking US Army to be ready for war two days back after running into a "Near No option" scenario. Not very many including China seem to be confident of … Continue reading Sharing my Editorial published in Financial Chronicle:Nuke threat a new norm?
Sharing with friends my various opinions published on WION News on Pakistan, China and North Korea. News South Asia News Opinion: Indo-Pak relationship reached real low points in 2017 Save for later Reading List Print Comment Pakistan's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that India is the mother of terrorism in South … Continue reading My Opinion: Indo-Pak relationship reached real low points in 2017, published on WION News
I am sharing my Interview taken by Mr Shi Jiangtao, China Correspondent, South China Morning Post (SCMP) on 06 December 2017 in Question Answer form. It also includes questions pertaining to the forthcoming visit of Chinese Councillor Mr Yang Jiechi. SCMP: Question 1 In his first visit to India since the Doklam border row, Chinese Foreign … Continue reading Interview Maj Gen S B Asthana by SCMP on 06 Dec 2017,on forthcoming Chinese & Russian Foreign Minister’s visit to India.