The news article "New Doctrine to ensure three military wings can tackle entire spectrum of conflict" by Rajat Pandit, published in Times Nation on 23 April 23,2017, about formulation of Joint Doctrine on the subject is a much awaited welcome step for national security. The doctrine can only be commented upon, when placed in open … Continue reading Does Indian Military Requires Apex Level Restructuring and Integrated Theatre Commands like US and PLA
How China’s ‘Purse Diplomacy’ or ‘Infrastructure Diplomacy’ could be exploitative?
The future of the Chinese-financed, US$3.6 billion ($4.77 billion) Myitsone hydropower dam project, remains a troublesome issue for discussion during President U Htin Kyaw’s visit to Beijing on 11 April, due to its domestic opposition in Myanmar. Beijing seems to be inclined for a convenient bargain with concessions on preferential access to the strategic Kyaukpyu … Continue reading How China’s ‘Purse Diplomacy’ or ‘Infrastructure Diplomacy’ could be exploitative?
Xi-Trump summit overshadowed by Attack on Syria: N Korea a big divide
Sharing with friends my comments on the subject published in South China Morning Post on April 9,2017. Two days back I had predicted the outcome in my comments published in SCMP, on the Topic 'Why the Xi-Trump summit is a high-stakes gamble' which are given after these comments. The old predictions stand vindicated, as the … Continue reading Xi-Trump summit overshadowed by Attack on Syria: N Korea a big divide
US strikes Syria – A wild card Entry: What does it mean to the World?
On April 04, 2017, the humanity was shamed when 86 civilians including innocent women and children succumbed to a tragic painful death, due to a chemical attack involving use of banned Sarin gas. As per US, the culprit was Assad regime; hence it felt justified to attack the Syrian airfield allegedly used for air attack … Continue reading US strikes Syria – A wild card Entry: What does it mean to the World?
Beijing’s strict capital controls delay BRI projects
I am sharing my comments published in South China Morning Post, today on the topic published yesterday with URL given below. Capital control may be one reason for delay of BRI projects, but that is not the only reason. The insecurities of host countries, trust deficit of some countries viewing OBOR exploitative, and security concerns … Continue reading Beijing’s strict capital controls delay BRI projects