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

Video Analysis and Presentations – Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)

Changing Global Equations due to COVID-19 and Shifting Global Order Sharing a video of mine on WION News on the subject. (5 minute video watch).The beginning of 2020 brought a wild card entry into global strategic equations in the form of Novel Coronavirus, with Wuhan being the initial epicentre in December 2019. China declaring victory (may … Continue reading Video Analysis and Presentations – Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)

China from COVID-19 Chaos to Health Silk Road: Is it by Default or Design?

As the world battles with deadly infection rate of novel coronavirus, with global count of affected people crossing one million mark and over 50,000 deaths, China claiming to have crossed its peak of crisis, is using ‘Health Diplomacy’ or ‘Medical Coercion’ to push the narrative from accidental creator to victim to warrior and lastly global savior, using all components … Continue reading China from COVID-19 Chaos to Health Silk Road: Is it by Default or Design?

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

Effectiveness of Quad to Check Chinese Incremental Encroachment in Indo-Pacific

I am sharing with friends an article/opinion of mine  by Global Review, (Germany).   Although I am attaching the URL of publication below, but there could be errors due to language translation twice.   The gist of this article/opinion  has been published by other online journals in various forms, whose URLs are also being shared. https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/12/22/can-quad-be-effective-against-incremental-encroachment-of-china-in-indo-pacific-region/ https://www.wionews.com/opinions/south-china-sea-standoff-can-quad-check-chinas-encroachment-270414   … Continue reading Effectiveness of Quad to Check Chinese Incremental Encroachment in Indo-Pacific