Jammu & Kashmir proceeds FIR against Army Officer in SC, despite Governor Rule

It is strange to find that the state of Jammu and Kashmir continues to proceed with the case of FIR against the Army Officer over Shopian case, despite Governor's rule,  Armed Forces Special Powers Act in place, and no sanction to proceed from Central Government. His convoy fired on attacking stone pelters on 06 March … Continue reading Jammu & Kashmir proceeds FIR against Army Officer in SC, despite Governor Rule

Trump –Kim Summit: Gamble beyond Optics. Will it succeed? Updated

While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may pat his back under the pressure of optics to deliver on North Korean front, by calling his two days talks as ‘productive’ but the North Korean perception of ‘US Stance as regrettable, gangster-like and cancerous’ clearly indicates wide gap in expectations of both towards each other.

The South Korean President visit to India is important and is expected to be very positive in terms of trade, global strategic security issues like seamless movement in Indo-Pacific Ocean, culture, tourism and other common issues, but any expectation of Indian role in resolving North Korean tangle will be overambitious, notwithstanding the fact that India is a common friend of all countries involved in this problem and a rare country with embassy in North Korea.
The optics of their Trump- Kim Summit had to showcase positiveness of talks , as a failed meet wasn’t suiting both. The expectations/promises seemed too good to be possible.

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While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may pat his back under the pressure of optics to deliver on North Korean front, by calling his two days talks as ‘productive’ but the North Korean perception of ‘US Stance as regrettable, gangster-like and cancerous’ clearly indicates wide gap in expectations of both towards each other.

The South Korean President  visit to India is important and is expected to be very positive in terms of trade, global strategic security issues like seamless movement in Indo-Pacific Ocean, culture, tourism and other common issues, but any expectation of Indian role in resolving North Korean tangle will be overambitious, notwithstanding the fact that India is a common friend of all countries involved in this problem and a rare country with embassy in North Korea.

When it was reported by some  media agencies (AXIOS, NBC News) that North Korea is believed to have increased…

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Trump –Kim Summit: Gamble beyond Optics. Will it succeed? Updated

While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may pat his back under the pressure of optics to deliver on North Korean front, by calling his two days talks as 'productive' but the North Korean perception of 'US Stance as regrettable, gangster-like and cancerous' clearly indicates wide gap in expectations of both towards each other. The South … Continue reading Trump –Kim Summit: Gamble beyond Optics. Will it succeed? Updated

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