South Asia and Beyond

Galwan Was An Inflection Point; What Has Changed Since Then?

NEW DELHI: On June 15, 2020, Indian and Chinese troops clashed in the Galwan Valley of Eastern Ladakh. Twenty Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese troops lost their lives in the first such incident involving the two armies along the Line of Actual Control in decades. The Chinese have acknowledged four deaths but […]Read More

“LAC Visits Of Senior PLA Officers Have Increased, Our Eyes Are Exactly Where They Need To Be”

Missamari, Assam: In our series, ‘Along The China Front: Commanding The Tawang Heights’, we spoke to Major General Charanjeev Manju, General Officer Commanding, 71 Infantry Division in Missamari in March 2023. On India’s deployments and locations along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh, Gen Manju tells the StratNews team of Amitabh P. Revi and Rohit Pandita, “We are sitting on dominating places. We are […]Read More

AI: Boon Or Bane?

NEW DELHI: Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives, revolutionizing industries, powering innovations, and transforming the way we interact with technology. Although AI systems have exhibited remarkable capabilities and potential, its advancements come with inherent risks and ethical concerns that need to be addressed.Read More

India’s Decade Of Transformation

Last week India released its official growth numbers for the fourth quarter of 2022-23. It was a surprise on the upside. As a result, growth in the last fiscal year was 7.2%, compared to 7% estimated earlier. Coincidentally, in the same week, two global investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Amundi, published independent reports saying that […]Read More

‘Shangri La Dialogue Focused On Looming China US Confrontation’

NEW DELHI: The Shangri-La dialogue held annually in Singapore is an opportunity to network with the top defence and military leadership in Asia. So, every defence minister from practically every corner of the world was there except India’s Rajnath Singh. Although Prime Minister Modi addressed the dialogue in June 2018, for some reason India’s top […]Read More