Sharing an article of mine in Hindi Newspaper Hindustan, regarding Syria, which is becoming a playground for power play between domestic, regional and extra regional forces. The situation is no different after two years of the prediction, with Turkey driving the Kurds out, US pull out and abandoning Kurds after using them in their fight … Continue reading Syria: Miles to go before peace, but will power play let innocents get respite (Updated)
Gender Equality in Indian Military: Road Ahead!
Backdrop It is said that in progression of society, change is the only constant factor, and everything else is a variable, including the agents for change. The recent decisions of the Honorable Supreme Court (SC) on 17 February and 17 March regarding grant of permanent commission(PC) to Women Officers (WO) are welcome judgements, seen as … Continue reading Gender Equality in Indian Military: Road Ahead!
Video Analysis and Presentations – Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)
Changing Global Equations due to COVID-19 and Shifting Global Order Sharing a video of mine on WION News on the subject. (5 minute video watch). The beginning of 2020 brought a wild card entry into global strategic equations in the form of Novel Coronavirus, with Wuhan being the initial epicentre in December 2019. China declaring victory … Continue reading Video Analysis and Presentations – Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)
Indian Model of Theatre Commands: The Road Ahead!
Sharing an analysis of mine on implementation of Indian model of Theatre Commands published as Strategic Perspective of USI of India . Highlighting Indian strategic compulsions, it endorses Air Defence Command, Defence Space Agency (DSA), Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD) and recommends up gradation of Defence Cyber Agency (DCA) to “Information Warfare Command”. The Maritime Command … Continue reading Indian Model of Theatre Commands: The Road Ahead!
China from COVID-19 Chaos to Health Silk Road: Is it by Default or Design?
As the world battles with deadly infection rate of novel coronavirus, with global count of affected people crossing one million mark and over 50,000 deaths, China claiming to have crossed its peak of crisis, is using ‘Health Diplomacy’ or ‘Medical Coercion’ to push the narrative from accidental creator to victim to warrior and lastly global savior, using all components … Continue reading China from COVID-19 Chaos to Health Silk Road: Is it by Default or Design?