South Asia and Beyond

What Fuelled Kazakhstan’s Street Protests?

NEW DELHI: After a week-long deployment in Kazakhstan amid the Central Asian nation’s worst street protests since its independence nearly three decades ago, a Russia-led military coalition has begun withdrawing its troops. The entire process may take nearly 10 days. Last week, the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) sent in troops at the request of […]Read More

No Breakthrough In 14th Corps Commanders Meeting; India, China Agree

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point, Lt Gen S.L. Narasimhan(Retd), Member of the National Security Advisory Board(NSAB) and Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies and Nitin A. Gokhale, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, StratNews Global and BharatShakti in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Editor’s Note: These quotes are edited for space, understanding and […]Read More

‘China’s Prefers Grey Zone Tactics To Kinetic War’

If China had a choice, it would settle its territorial disputes through grey zone tactics rather than kinetic war-fighting, says Professor Bates Gill, Editor of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) project ‘Meeting China’s Military Challenges: Collective Responses of U.S. Allies And Security Partners’. The Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney […]Read More

‘Need To Counter Asymmetric Moves Of China & Pakistan’

NEW DELHI: The threat to India from Pakistan has often been described as a subset of the China challenge. How prepared is India for a so-called two-front war? India needs to watch out for asymmetric moves from both China and Pakistan, says Lt Gen VG Khandare (Retd), former director general of Defence Intelligence Agency. He was […]Read More

‘Govt Intent To Reduce Defence Imports Good But Roadmap Needed’

NEW DELHI: The government’s move to cut down on defence imports with the overarching aim of making India self-reliant in the critical sector is a welcome move but needs a clear roadmap, says Lt Gen PR Shankar (Retd), former Director General (Artillery). Speaking to StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale on ‘The Gist’, Lt Gen […]Read More

“China’s Strategy Is To Divide And Conquer By Driving Wedges

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Professor Bates Gill, Editor and Principal Investigator for the National Bureau of Asian Research(NBR) project ‘Meeting China’s Military Challenges: Collective Responses of U.S. Allies And Security Partners’ and Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies and Head of the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University in Sydney in discussion […]Read More

Strategic Ties Work In Progress Despite Trust Deficit: Sri Lankan

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda spoke on Sri Lanka-India Relations: The Way Forward at the Rashtriya Raksha University’s Confab on National Security. He gave a broad overview of ties with India before answering questions from scholars and experts. Here is an edited excerpt based on the material supplied by the […]Read More

”China’s Ambitions In Space Are Driven By The Need To

NEW DELHI: China US rivalry on earth is being replicated in outer space: Beijing recently accused SpaceX of Elon Musk of deliberately engineering a near collision of one of their satellites with the Tiangong space station. Add to that, charges that SpaceX is closely tied in with the US military space programme and so on […]Read More