Only Victorious Indian Army can save 93,000 Pakistani Army prisoners of war. A video worth a view.

In context of daily abrogation of ceasefire by Pakistani Army, and urge to push in terrorists into India, Pakistani Army often boasts of false sense of bravado. They well understand it and call India as existential threat to them, to justify their power grab in Pakistan. Proxy war in Kashmir is an impossible obsession of … Continue reading Only Victorious Indian Army can save 93,000 Pakistani Army prisoners of war. A video worth a view.

China in Post 19th National Party Congress of the CPC Era: Geopolitical, Strategic and Security Implications

Sharing the gist of my one of the old talks on the subject delivered at USI of India on 10 Jan 2018. It was later published as an article  by Modern Diplomacy (EU and Africa) https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/01/21/post-19th-congress-cpc-xi-jinping-leads-china/ Post 19th Congress of CPC: Where does Xi Jinping leads China to?     Xi Jinping “The Dream Seller” Xi … Continue reading China in Post 19th National Party Congress of the CPC Era: Geopolitical, Strategic and Security Implications

North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?

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Sharing my article published in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXLVIII, No. 611, January-March 2018.

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The published article gives the detailed analysis of the events which followed subsequently, including cancellation of talks between South and North Korea, some war of words, symbolic dismantling of nuclear site, up to cancellation of proposed Summit in Singapore between President Trump and Dictator Kim on 24 May 2018.

Dictator Kim’s dramatic announcement of 12 May 2018, (as per their state media), that North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, comes merely a month before his scheduled historic Summit on June 12 with US President Trump in Singapore. With this announcement and release of American prisoners he seems to have created a feel good factor for for President Trump in his domestic circle. While the US is seeking the “complete…

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Opinion: With Kashmir ceasefire, India walks a fine line: Maj Gen Asthana, WION News

  The developmental efforts initiated by Indian government in Jammu and Kashmir are appreciative and welcome measure for the state, as well as for the country and adds to physical, mental and social outreach of the nation into far flung areas. These have been preceded by controversial measures of amnesty to stone pelters, and declaration … Continue reading Opinion: With Kashmir ceasefire, India walks a fine line: Maj Gen Asthana, WION News

North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?

Sharing my article published in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXLVIII, No. 611, January-March 2018. As the world waits for the Trump-Kim Summit, preceded by the flip-flop by all sides to keep the Summit alive is a compulsion in light of lack of alternatives. There is no meeting point. US is unlikely to concede to N … Continue reading North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?