I am thankful to the team of IASH (I am still Human Organisation) and Mr Vivek Mehra for an exhaustive interview of mine being shared. It was a pleasure conversing with Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, who anchored the show. The interview covers Global security scan of reactions to #Chinese assertive actions post #COVID-19 pandemic, to include actions by #US, #Europe, other countries, South China Sea #SCS, #Japan, #QUAD, #Taiwan, strategies and internal dynamics of #China. An interesting part was rapid fire question round at the end related to my direct message to President #XiJinping, People of China, US, PM of India, People of India, Youth of India, Indian Army and Assam Regiment (as we both happen to be from Assam Regiment). Most discussion is in Hindi for wider reach.
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 (may be prematurely) over the pandemic by lifting restrictions put in place during lockdowns and boosting a ‘COVID-19 Economy’ by cheekily calling it ‘Health Silk Route’.
The last week of March 2020 saw the epicentres of COVID19 shifting westwards with US, Europe and UK emerging to be worst affected, entering stage three of the pandemic cycle and China posing itself to be the good Samaritan volunteering to help the world to combat the pandemic. Rest of the world continues to be engaged in protecting its citizens in their critical phase of their pandemic cycle, rightly looking at saving its citizens with every possible means as first priority, even if it amounts to taking Chinese help, leaving out the blame game for later occasion. Changing Global Strategic Equations due to COVID19 are shifting Global Order, which need not necessarily be China centric.
Sharing an short video Interview of mine by Mr Aditya Nair, of NewsX on some aspects of 1962 War and some interesting tales of few war Heroes.
Sharing a short video Interview of mine by Mr Aditya Nair, of #NewsX on Chinese claim on Arunachal Pradesh, complexity of border in NorthEast India, different strategies applied by China and analysis of our response to current situation in Ladakh.
Video Opinion: Talks with China do not mean much, they are shifting goalposts
India and China are still engaged in talks but it has not yielded much. Major General (Retired) Shashi Asthana of the Indian Army has opined that talks are not bearing fruit as the Chinese side is shifting goalposts during the dialogue. Watch him as he sheds light on the situation at Line of Actual Control and talks that are underway to resolve the conflict.
Two Fronts for India, Multifront for China : Video Comments by Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)
Pakistan Front-line state of China. China using Nepal also against India . The Nexus is posing Two Fronts for India, but China has opened Multi-front for itself. Video Comments by Major General S B Asthana (Veteran) in Hindi (2 min watch)
Disengagement of Troops in Ladakh: Video Opinion Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)
Disengagement of Troops in Ladakh is welcomed but Standooff will remain till PLA moves back to preStandoff positions. Right time to push for demarcation of LAC to avoid further standoffs: Video Opinion (1.5 minute) by Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)
Video Opinion of Maj Gen S B Asthana on Russia’s especulated role in any China -India Confrontation
Will Russia back India in case of a conflict with China? Or it will choose to stay out of the dispute without lending support to either side? Major General (Retd) Shashi Asthana analyses the situation
Armed Forces’ Perspective on Strike & Surveillance Drones – Major General S B Asthana (Talk at SWI)
Sharing my presentation on #Strike and #Surveillance hashtag#Drones delivered at Security Watch India #SWI to Security and drone professionals, industries related with it, #military and #police officers. I have taken the opportunity to challenge the #indigenous #industry to produce what #IndianSecurity forces need. The data displayed is from open sources. The data used is from open sources(10 minute talk) #SBAsthana #USIofIndia #MOD #Adgpi #SecurityWatchIndia
Coronavirus impact – strategic competition and beyond
Sharing my video analysis on aired by WION News (Watch 5 min video) on Strategic Situation in Indo-Pacific Region as the world combats Novel Coronavirus. It covers US -China strategic competition, South China Sea North Korea Elephant Walk by US . Situation in Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and reported Nuclear Test by China.
Video Opinion: Maintaining stability in West Asia
Sharing my video analysis on aired by WION News , ZEE 5 Channel (Watch 5 min video) on Strategic Situation in West Asia (Middle East). Concerned parties are looking at their respective national interests, and thus, the situation in West Asia is turning from bad to worse. (29 October 19) Watch it.
Video Analysis Af-Pak Region
Sharing a short video analysis of mine (7 min watch) aired by #WION News channel, on the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the #AfPak region. This video, is the first one of the series covering the current strategic situation in the Afghanistan. #SBAsthana #WIONEWS
In this video review, Major General SB Asthana highlights Pakistan’s hypocrisy on abrogation of Article 370. He explains how Imran Khan government is spreading a false narrative on Kashmir which has put Islamabad on a self-destructive path.
Pakistan has claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav had refused review petition for reconsideration of his sentence and conviction. Major General Shashi Asthana (Retired) sheds light on the issue