I am sharing my Interview taken by Mr Shi Jiangtao, China Correspondent, South China Morning Post (SCMP) on 06 December 2017 in Question Answer form. SCMP: Question 1 In his first visit to India since the Doklam border row, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a trilateral meeting with his counterparts from India and Russia … Continue reading Interview Maj Gen S B Asthana by SCMP on 06 Dec 2017,on forthcoming Chinese & Russian Foreign Minister’s visit to India.
Sharing the Washington Post article and my comments with friends dated 24 November 2017. Comments With shrinking caliphate/concentrated locations of militants by some hard actions, it is expected that sporadic militant attacks and lone wolf attacks at unexpected locations killing innocent people will rise. This episode adequately described in the article, claiming more than two hundred innocent … Continue reading Terror enters Mosque of Egypt
As against high expectations from President Trump’s long tour of Asia, there seems to be no change in North Korea flash point except ‘Old’ and ‘Fat’ jibes. It appears that world community at large seems to be settling down with status quo approach, with some statements and posturing. Is the world finding itself helpless … Continue reading Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Is the World helpless in facing its dangerous Implications?
I am sharing with friends my interview with Global Review ( Germany). The interviewer is Von Ralf Ostener. The Interview has been taken in English and published in German language. Although I am attaching the URL below, but there are large No of errors due to language translation twice. For the benifit of friends who … Continue reading Interview with Indian Major General Asthana about India, China, Pakistan and Counter jihad, by Global Review (Germany)
Sharing with friends my article published in Indian Defence Review on 06 October 17, News mobile on 05 October 17, Future Directions Initiative(Australia) and Borderless News and other publications after updation, in different forms, as the subject has new developments on daily basis. (Last updated on 07November 2017) Photo- http://www.express.co.uk During recent verbal exchanges of … Continue reading North Korea and South China Sea Flash-points: Are worthwhile Options left on US Table?
The new Pakistan PM Shahid Khan Abbasi, in an interview to CNN, having come to attend UN General Assembly meeting in Newyork, calls India as "Existential threat", dodges questions on Terrorism by calling it as "Global threat", and calls New Afghanistan policy of Trump Administration as "Misunderstnding", and openly highlights Pakistan's possesion of Tactical nuclear … Continue reading Pakistan PM highlights having TNW’s in Newyork: Why at this time?
Updated on 21 September, 2017 The Front-line State Strategy of China When President Trump on taking over tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean Crisis to China presumably in exchange of some trade concessions, his administration overlooked the fact that China was part of the problem. The disappointment which his Administration suffered and expressed … Continue reading Is China’s ‘Front-line State Strategy’ going out of Control or North Korea Crazy? Way Forward
(Views of Major General S B Asthana,SM,VSM, (Veteran), Questioned by Jiangtao Shi of South China Morning Post on 29 August 2017. Question 1 (SCMP) Are you surprised that the over 70-day military standoff ended all of a sudden just days ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s trip to China for the BRICS summit? The … Continue reading Doklam Standoff Resolution: Interview of Maj Gen S B Asthana by SCMP
On 28 June, 2017, the news that China and India have agreed to end a lengthy stand-off at the in Doklam Plateau that began in June, was reported by media of both the countries but in different forms. The Ministry of External Affairs, India’s spokesperson Raveesh Kumar released a statement - titled, "Doklam Disengagement Understanding" … Continue reading Dramatic Resolution of the Doklam Standoff
As Comprehensive National Power (CNP) of China is growing, its strategy to impose its national will (as perceived by its few key leaders), exercise its power through its behavior in the international arena is undergoing noticeable change. Besides unprecedented economic growth in last few decades, its technological advancement gave significant boost to its soft … Continue reading Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy turns into Incremental Encroachments