The US-Iran Standoff: Is someone controlling escalation dynamics to prevent avoidable disaster?

The situation in Gulf continues to be tensed since two weeks, as Iran threatens UK to take retaliatory actions over seizure of Iranian tanker off the coast of Spain by UK, which Iran alleges has been done to prevent its oil flow to Syria. There is another Iranian oil tanker alleged to be held up … Continue reading The US-Iran Standoff: Is someone controlling escalation dynamics to prevent avoidable disaster?

Decoding Chinese Strategy of Combating Three Evils

Sharing my article on the subject published in Strategic Review of United Service Institute of India, 2019 Edition. USI of India is the oldest Think-Tank in India. The book has been published by Vij Books, India, Private Limited. ISBN:978-93-88161-53-4, pages 75-83. It contains articles authored by some of the best strategic brains in India on … Continue reading Decoding Chinese Strategy of Combating Three Evils

Interview on UNPK operations and Indian contingent by Radio France Internationale

Sharing extracts of my Interview on UN Peacekeeping operations and contribution of indian contingents, held at USI of India. The Interview was taken by Radio France Internationale, taken in English and published in French. The interviewer is Mr Sebastian Francis, their correspondent. It is in French media in print as well as audio form on … Continue reading Interview on UNPK operations and Indian contingent by Radio France Internationale

We Should Fix Our Aim Of Achieving Self Reliance in Defence Up To 80 Percent By 2030

Sharing my interview by Business World regarding Defense Manufacturing and Self Reliance in Defence to be focus of future Governments in India. The interviewer is Mr Manish Kumar Jha. The URL is placed below   http://bwdefence.businessworld.in/article/We-Should-Fix-Our-Aim-Of-Achieving-Self-Reliance-Up-To-80-Percent-By-2030-As-A-Reasonable-Goal-Gen-S-Asthana/11-04-2019-169082/?fbclid=IwAR0LFzCdz0psdC87hooP1I9IVjwkcdrmZ38eqJr7ZcA5TCcPOTi320Mnob0#.XK8_tpRJ05y.facebook (The views expressed are my personal views  and do not represent views of any organisation. Major General S B … Continue reading We Should Fix Our Aim Of Achieving Self Reliance in Defence Up To 80 Percent By 2030

Interview with Major General Asthana: Pakistan and the “Policy of bleeding India with a thousand cuts”

I am sharing with friends my interview by Global Review, (Germany)   The interviewer is  Ralf Ostener. The interviewer has questioned on various aspects about Pakistan, and Afghanistan region, including US Taliban Peace Talks.   The Interview has been taken in English,  published in German language. Although I am attaching the URL of publication below, but there could be errors … Continue reading Interview with Major General Asthana: Pakistan and the “Policy of bleeding India with a thousand cuts”