South Asia and Beyond

Year After Ladakh Standoff, What Next?

NEW DELHI: A year after the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops began in Eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control, friction points do remain. Troops of both sides have disengaged from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso and talks have been on over other prickly areas such as Depsang, Gogra and […]Read More

5G Trials Notified; No Mention Of Chinese Firms

NEW DELHI: 5G trials will begin in India in about two months and will last six months, according to the Department of Telecom. In a press note, it said four telecom providers will carry out the trials, Bharti Airtel in tie-up with Ericsson, Vodafone with Samsung, Reliance Jio Infocomm with Nokia and MTNL with C-DOT. […]Read More

‘U.S. Afghanistan Exit Opens Door To Designate Pakistan A State

New Delhi: On ‘The Gist’, Dr Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute analyses how the withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan could free President Joe Biden to act against the Pakistan deep state and its use of terrorist groups as a foreign policy. In conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. […]Read More

From Hands Off To Hands Out : US Covid Outreach

The story of how the US came to India’s aid during the coronavirus surge needs to be told. It all began with the slow rise in coronavirus cases in India followed by tweets from Adar Poonawalla of the Serum Institute, that he could not access raw materials for his vaccine because of US export controls. […]Read More

The India-U.S. Relationship: A Roller Coaster Ride

NEW DELHI: U.S. relief materials to help India deal with the spike in Covid-19 cases have been streaming in after outrage over the initial insensitive response of the Biden administration. The U.S. now says it stands with its valuable strategic partner in this hour of crisis. So how have bilateral ties been over time? In […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

E-Commerce To Tackle Medical Muddle China is one of the most over-medicated countries in the world and no, this is not due to pill popping by patients. Market reforms of the 1980s caused China’s medical system to become partially deregulated, with the result that medical costs spiralled upward. This was because hospitals were freed to […]Read More

Saving Lives: From Ideas To Make In India Innovations

New Delhi: With India going through a dark phase in COVID transmissions and deaths, ‘Talking Point‘ this week looks at homegrown life-saving ideas that have been turned to world-class solutions. Our guests Srikant Sastri, Co-founder, CrayonData, Chairman IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Chairman I3G Network and Professor Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, […]Read More

U.S. Needs To Dominate Future Tech: Biden

NEW DELHI: In his first address to Congress on Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden took deliberate aim at China, warning that “China and other countries are closing in fast. We have to develop and dominate the technologies of the future. There’s simply no reason the blades for wind turbines can’t be built in Pittsburg instead […]Read More

‘China Upsetting Its Future Rise By Picking Fights’

NEW DELHI: The current direction of China’s foreign policy very much threatens the rise of its future power, says Luke Patey, author of the book ‘How China Loses’. By upsetting ties with the U.S., Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and India, China will just run into walls, he told StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale on […]Read More