Where is China-India Standoff in Ladakh Leading to?

Sharing an opinion of mine expressed to the IANS news agency and published in many national daily news websites, portals and newspapers. The URLs of some of them are being shared. The text of English version is reproduced alongwith pdf of Hindi Newspaper Rashtriya Sahara and URL of some English portals. https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/where-is-chinaindia-standoff-in-ladakh-leading-to/1861517 https://news.abplive.com/news/india/ladakh-standoff-why-is-it-the-centre-of-indo-china-tensions-1256927 https://www.bhaskarlive.in/where-is-china-india-standoff-in-ladakh-leading-to/ https://jhalak.com/political-news-Where-is-China-India-standoff-in-Ladakh-leading-to-24782Continue reading Where is China-India Standoff in Ladakh Leading to?

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

Interview of Major General S B Asthana on Doklam Issue by Diplomacy and Beyond Plus

Sharing an interview of mine by Diplomacy & Beyond published on December 12, 2017 on the Doklam standoff between India and China. The standoff was a litmus test for India in terms of how resolutely it could stand up against a belligerent China to protect the interests of Bhutan as well as its own. Sharing Excerps “India of … Continue reading Interview of Major General S B Asthana on Doklam Issue by Diplomacy and Beyond Plus

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 deliberate ambiguity … 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