Category Archives: Asia

Where is the border?

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By Ajai Shukla In early-1950, the year after the Chinese Communist Party established the People’s Republic of China, two army groups of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began a race to “liberate” Tibet. From Sichuan province, the South-Western (SW) Army,

India has now become the sick man of South Asia

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India has never looked so vulnerable and edgy in its own neighbourhood as it looks now By Sanjay Kumar Be it India’s economy, its handling of the Corona virus pandemic, its socio-political landscape, its foreign policy, its handling of security

Modi is clueless about facing China

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India’s failure to confront Beijing diplomatically is glaring in its ineffectiveness By Ashok Swain For over six months now, China has occupied more than 1000 square kilometres of Indian claimed territory in Ladakh. People’s Liberation Army soldiers had not only

Will India face a China – Pakistan war in November?

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The IA’s Northern Command would be stretched if all three of the corps under it – based in Leh, Srinagar, and Nagrota (near Jammu) – were to face hostilities By David Devadas Could the Chinese build-up along the Line of

India is nowhere in the world; denial won’t work

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The elite in New Delhi delude themselves by thinking the country can hold its own on the world stage By Bhim Bhurtel The perceptions of Indian political leaders and top bureaucrats about their country’s position in the world appear far

Tripartite dialogue over Kashmir

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Only way out Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Special Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Strategic Policy disclosed in an interview with senior Indian journalist, Karan Thapar (October 13, 2020) that India sent us

India – Pakistan J&K borders aflame

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By Ajit Kumar Singh According to official statistics, at least 3,595 incidents of violation of the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) by the Pakistan Army have been recorded along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in the

Our secret Taliban air force

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Inside the clandestine U.S. campaign to help our longtime enemy defeat ISIS By Wesley Morgan Army Sgt. 1st Class Steve Frye was stuck on base last summer in Afghanistan, bored and fiddling around on a military network, when he came

Afghanistan is India’s one reliable neighbour, but Hekmatyar’s surprise entry can change this

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During a recent webinar on Kashmir, the former mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar warned that India should ‘learn a lesson from the Afghan jihad’ By Vinay Kaura   If there was one steadfast reliable friend of India in the neighbourhood, it

Afghan – Taliban peace talks what’s next?

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By Lyse Doucet History took a front seat at the table this month when Afghan enemies formally sat face to face for the first time to embark on negotiations to end what is now regarded as the world’s deadliest conflict.