Maj Gen C P Singh (Retd) Introduction Sun Tzu aptly said- “Your enemy’s enemy is your friend”. India and Taiwan have a common neighbour who believes in expansion of frontiers by force. India has ignored the existence of Taiwan for long and carrying on with the legacy of ‘Hindi Chini, Bhai Bhai’. India has so far avoided diplomatic relations with Taiwan, just not to annoy … [Read more...] about India-Taiwan friendship
Col Alok Mathur, SM (Veteran) The beautiful Island of Sri Lanka is separated from coast of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, India, by a string of islets and 35 Kms long Ram Setu (Adams Bridge) of Ramayana days. It lies across Turquoise blue shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean. The Europeans sailors called it Ceylon. It was also called Emerald Isle and Pearl of the East. The … [Read more...] about Civil war in Sri Lanka and Operation Pawan by the Indian Army
Maj Gen C P Singh, Retd It gives me great pride as Indian to say that India is the only country in the world that liberated Bangladesh with surrender of fully armed one Lakh Pakistani troops in just 14 days. Even superpowers have failed to do that. The war in Ukraine has gone beyond 75 days, much against the expectations of the world and certainly, that of Russia. … [Read more...] about Ukraine: Who wins! Who cares!!
Hardeep Bedi The ongoing Russo-Ukraine War has the international community in a state of flux with each country working on its options and postures. The US and NATO have adopted the aggressive posture of imposing sanctions on Russia which have not, by any means, lowered the resolve of Russian President Vladimir Putin to go ahead with the military operation to completely … [Read more...] about Ukraine crisis poses high security challenges to India
Dr. Simrit Kahlon It is now more than a month since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan post the withdrawal of the US and NATO forces. The month gone by has witnessed considerable violence in the crisis prone country with a debilitating military operation in its Panjsher Province whose outcome is not very clear. This apart, while the Taliban is wrestling with internal … [Read more...] about India’s role in the global post-conflict vision for Afghanistan
Jasbir Sarai The inevitability of Taliban control over the whole of Afghanistan within a year or two of the US leaving the country was quite well appreciated. What was not appreciated was the speed with which it happened. According to reports, the Taliban is already in control of Kabul whose fall now coincides with the Independence Day of India. Mazar-e-Sharif and … [Read more...] about Afghanistan on the brink: Challenges for India and the world
Bureau Report “This was an especially important visit because we have reached a turning point,” said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday, May, 27, while launching a political salvo to take back Pakistan into the US embrace all over again.. “We look to the government of Pakistan to take decisive steps in the days ahead,” she added without spelling out what the steps … [Read more...] about Clintons double speak spells disaster for South Asia