Sharing my article published in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXLVIII, No. 611, January-March 2018. The quarterly USI Journal is the oldest surviving defence journal in Asia. Having first appeared in 1872 has been an uninterrupted Journal till date. An index of articles published in the USI Journal since 1999 is on the site http://www.usiofindia.org … Continue reading North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?
Sharing my interview published by Safety and Security International (Germany), on Peacekeeping in February edition of their e-book Edition 2/2018. It is an International Security Magazine covering all aspects of counter terror, critical infrastructure, disaster relief and cyber protection worldwide. The interviewer is Mr Tim Mahon. My interview is covered from pages 2 to 4 of … Continue reading Keeping the Peace: Interview of Major General S B Asthana by Safety and Security International (Germany)
The 11th meeting of the Expert Level Mechanism (ELM) on Trans-Border Rivers between India and China, concluded at Hangzhou, in end March with solitary worthwhile mention-able outcome that China will resume sharing of the hydro-logical data on downstream rivers especially Brahmputra River, which was suspended last year by China due to an excuse of technological reasons like up-gradation … Continue reading Tibetan Water and Trans-Border Rivers: Concerns for India
I am sharing with friends my interview with Global Review ( Germany). The interviewer is Ralf Ostener. The interviewer has questioned on a very wide range of global issues to include Multi-polarity and 'Great Power Relations, UNO Reforms, Global organisations and groupings, New World Order, North Korea, Act East policy, AAGC and BRI, and various … Continue reading Interview of Maj Gen Asthana by Global Review, Politik und Kritik weltweit (Germany) on multifarious Global Issues.
The country has been asking this question from the Kashmir Government since last two decades, more so after NIA started investigations to reconfirm that the separatists are the biggest conduits for terror funding, as to why they are being protected on taxpayers money? It most frustrating for any Indian that these separatists who do not … Continue reading Why Separatists being protected by J&K Government? Son becomes militant after enjoying all perks.
A fresh wave of speculations and discussions has triggered recently about Integrated Theatre Commands in India, when some media sources broke the news of notifications wherein an officer of one Service can exercise direct command over personnel of other two Services. The subject is an old debate which reignited after China created Integrated … Continue reading Does Indian Military requires Apex Level Restructuring and Integrated Theatre Commands like US and PLA?
Sharing comments of mine on articles by Minni Chan in South China Morning Post SCMP of 15 March 2018, along with my latest update on the issue as on 20 March 2018. When US President Donald Trump approved a travel bill allowing American representatives to meet their counterparts on the self-ruled Taiwan calling itself “Republic … 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).