Looking beyond US-Taliban Peace Deal in Afghanistan

The fact that despite UN Security Council backing the US-Taliban Peace Deal, the US Deputy Permanent Mission in UN acknowledged that the ongoing violence is not conducive to peace process last week. The New York Times had put up a positive headlines to say that the decision to release the prisoners by Afghan Government could help … Continue reading Looking beyond US-Taliban Peace Deal in Afghanistan

Interview with Indian General Asthana (ret.): „A campaign of those who are not comfortable with rising India“ Global Review, Germany

I am sharing  my interview by Global Review, (Germany). The interview counters  propaganda by few countries and segment of  foreign media, who criticise India on many internal issues of India like Kashmir,Article 370 and CAA. It also covers Indian view on some other issues like Pakistan, FATF, US-Taliban talk, Afghanistan, Sino-Russia-Iran axis, CPEC, strategic balancing, Eurasian Security … Continue reading Interview with Indian General Asthana (ret.): „A campaign of those who are not comfortable with rising India“ Global Review, Germany

China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, along with CPEC, encircles India.

China’s Infrastructure diplomacy in Myanmar and Pakistan and its inroad into Bay of Bengal through Yunnan-Myanmar and Arabian Sea through Pakistan is aimed to strategically encircle India from both sides and project power into Indian Ocean to protect its sea lanes of communications. India needs to do capacity building, improving defence posture of its littorals … Continue reading China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, along with CPEC, encircles India.

How secure India will be in 2020?

Sharing my views published by Economic Times (ET Prime) on the subject, on January 05, 2020. While 2019 saw a lot of activities with regard to national security, Balakot strike, abrogation of Art 370, administrative reorganisation of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories (UTs) and appointment of Chief of Defence Staff … Continue reading How secure India will be in 2020?

Face to Face Interview of Major General S B Asthana on Prospects of peace in Afghanistan by International Affairs Review.

“For any prospects of peace in Afghanistan the intra-Afghan dialogue is a must” Sharing an interview of mine by International Affairs Review on Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan by International Affairs Review. The Interviewer is Ms Aditi Bhaduri. With Taliban getting stronger, radicalisation of Pakistan, existence of al Qaeda, Haqqani network and Daesh, I see … Continue reading Face to Face Interview of Major General S B Asthana on Prospects of peace in Afghanistan by International Affairs Review.