Defence: A Heavy Load- BW DEFENCE

Sharing an article published in BusinessWorld, about Defence Budget, Capacity Building, Force Structuring and way ahead quoting some of my analysis along with General V P Malik, former COAS and Laxman Kumar Behera from IDSA. The article is available in current printed Journal. The URL is as under:- http://www.businessworld.in/article/Defence-A-Heavy-Load/07-02-2019-166971/?fbclid=IwAR10WndKmLwqjW1F64_flNatV-u79bssWVtfTqxObGnkB4zu9qwp4Z5Nx8c#.XF6weDg92Sg.facebook (The views expressed are personal views … Continue reading Defence: A Heavy Load- BW DEFENCE

In 2019, I would expect a simpler version of DPP, which makes procurement possible-Maj Gen SB Asthana, in BW DEFENCE

Sharing my interview published by Business World (Defence) on 15 January 2019 regarding Defence procurements, DPP, self reliance, Make in India, Defence Budget, Capacity building, force restructuring and related issues for 2019 and beyond. It is also available in printed Journal of the same month. The URL is given below:- http://bwdefence.businessworld.in/article/In-2019-I-would-expect-a-simpler-version-of-DPP-which-makes-procurement-possible-in-shorter-time-frame-with-minimum-obstacles-Maj-Gen-SB-Asthana/16-01-2019-166164/     (The views … Continue reading In 2019, I would expect a simpler version of DPP, which makes procurement possible-Maj Gen SB Asthana, in BW DEFENCE

Interview of Maj Gen Asthana by Global Review, Politik und Kritik weltweit (Germany) about the Indian military

I am sharing with friends my interview by Global Review ( Germany). The interviewer is  Ralf Ostener. The interviewer has questioned on a very wide range of aspects about Indian Military, its history, its development and its self understanding from German perspective. The interview has been kept at strategic level, appropriate for international readers. The Interview has been … Continue reading Interview of Maj Gen Asthana by Global Review, Politik und Kritik weltweit (Germany) about the Indian military

India-China maritime dialogue: A discussion with Swaran Singh and Gen SB Asthana by India Sentinels

I am sharing  an interesting discussion cum interview on the subject with Ms Sapna Singh, Principal correspondent,The Pioneer, for India Sentinels, of Prof. Swaran Singh and myself .   https://www.indiasentinels.com/diplomacy/india-china-maritime-dialogue-a-discussion-with-swaran-singh-and-gen-sb-asthana/  

South China Sea Disputes and Southeastern Asian Countries.(Interview of Major General S B Asthana by SCMP)

Looking at South China Sea dispute today, the game of military posturing continues with China's incremental encroachment in the region and infrastructure development (including military infrastructure), and similar countermoves and military postures to ensure freedom of navigation by US (including commencement of official visits to Taiwan). It reminds me that nothing much has changed in … Continue reading South China Sea Disputes and Southeastern Asian Countries.(Interview of Major General S B Asthana by SCMP)