North Korea and South China Sea Flash-points: Are worthwhile Options left on US Table?

Sharing with friends my article published in Indian Defence Review on 06 October 17,  News mobile on 05 October 17, Future Directions Initiative(Australia) and Borderless News and other publications after updation, in different forms, as the subject has new developments on daily basis. (Last updated on 07November 2017) Photo- http://www.express.co.uk During recent verbal exchanges of … Continue reading North Korea and South China Sea Flash-points: Are worthwhile Options left on US Table?

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