Sharing my article published in Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXLVII, No. 608, April-June 2017. The quarterly USI Journal is the oldest surviving defence journal in Asia, having first appeared in 1872 has been an uninterrupted Journal till date. An index of articles published in the USI Journal since 1999 is on the site http://www.usiofindia.org … Continue reading The Undeclared Power Play behind Belt and Road Forum: May 2017
The People’s Daily on May13, 2017 confirmed the participation of US, EU, some European Countries, Japan and South Korea in Belt and Road Forum (BRF) commencing in Beijing on May14, 2017.The last day surprise entry by US could be attributed to some commercial and economic quid pro quo, intense Chinese diplomatic efforts, and hidden agenda … Continue reading Skipping OBOR Summit would reflect ‘India First’ policy
As per 'Pakistan Today' daily newspaper, dated May 08, 2017, Pakistan on Monday sought clarification from Chinese officials over content of Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui’s address at the United Service Institution(USI of India), an Indian think tank, on Friday, when the text was released by the Chinese Embassy on Monday. With only four days to … Continue reading China keen, but Pakistan nervous about India’s Participation in OBOR Summit
The future of the Chinese-financed, US$3.6 billion ($4.77 billion) Myitsone hydropower dam project, remains a troublesome issue for discussion during President U Htin Kyaw’s visit to Beijing on 11 April, due to its domestic opposition in Myanmar. Beijing seems to be inclined for a convenient bargain with concessions on preferential access to the strategic Kyaukpyu … Continue reading How China’s ‘Purse Diplomacy’ or ‘Infrastructure Diplomacy’ could be exploitative?