Indo-Iran Relations: A Reality Check post Sino-Iran Deal?

In the aftermath of China - Iran Strategic Partnership, consequent deals totaling to $400 billion, world media was quick to connect it to Iran's military drills involving attack on mock aircraft carrier of US followed by ballistic missile tests. The incident of some missiles landing up in Gulf, near UAE Airfield, where Rafale aircrafts on … Continue reading Indo-Iran Relations: A Reality Check post Sino-Iran Deal?

Why CPC’s Threat of Uniting Taiwan by Force doesn’t make Strategic Sense for China?

Notwithstanding the Chinese coercive posturing in Taiwan's air and maritime space, US has also increased its military posturing in the region. The recent statement of Mike Pompeo indicating redeployment of some of its forces from Europe to Indo-Pacific indicates that US is in no mood to give walkover to PLA depite fighting Coronavirus. Recently, the … Continue reading Why CPC’s Threat of Uniting Taiwan by Force doesn’t make Strategic Sense for China?

Interview of Major General S B Asthana by South China Morning Post on Latest Border Standoff and impact on China-India -US relations

Sharing an email interview of mine taken by South China Morning Post (SCMP), regarding latest border standoff between India and China and its possible implications on the India-China-US triangular relationship. The interviewer is Mr Jiangtao Shi of SCMP. An interesting interview with incisive question on the subject and related issues from extremely popular Newspaper. My … Continue reading Interview of Major General S B Asthana by South China Morning Post on Latest Border Standoff and impact on China-India -US relations

Xinjiang; The cat is out of the bag!

Why China is keeping a tight grip on Xinjiang Why China is keeping a tight grip on Xinjiang The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is one of the most tightly controlled areas in China. Human rights activist...   Sharing a video and an article published by South China Morning Post on the subject. The cat is … Continue reading Xinjiang; The cat is out of the bag!

Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy turns into Incremental Encroachments

  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