Doklam Standoff Resolution: Interview of Maj Gen S B Asthana by SCMP

  (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

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

Doklam Plateau Stand-off: Unconditional Talks better than Psychological Warfare

Sharing with friends my comments on Editorial of Global Times titled "Military conflicts to escalate if India refuses to withdraw troops"dated 21July. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1057440.shtml The script of this editorial with the threatening language used, seems to have been written by someone, who believes that Psychological warfare alone can resolve stand-off without fighting or negotiations by creating … Continue reading Doklam Plateau Stand-off: Unconditional Talks better than Psychological Warfare

India of 2017 will Resist China’s old Encroachment Strategy: Both Need AdjustmentAdjustment to Realities

sputniknews.com/…/201706291055088218-india-china-tensions Tom McGregor, CCTV.com commentator and editor, based in Beijing in Sputniknews,  June 29, 2017, observes that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stand tall as charismatic leaders, who seek to lead their nations with patriotic sentiments. Beijing and New Delhi see themselves as giants in Asia, but the nationalist self-confidence from both sides may ignite a heated rivalry in which … Continue reading India of 2017 will Resist China’s old Encroachment Strategy: Both Need AdjustmentAdjustment to Realities