South Asia and Beyond

Amitabh P. Revi

Russian language speaker and conflict journalist. Amitabh Revi has been there, done that—from the battlefields of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to sublime Russia, Australia and the United States. Along the way he's picked up the Dag Hammarskjöld Distinguished Journalist Fellowship, the Ramnath Goenka award for coverage of the Iraq War and RT's Khaled Alkhateb Award for his reporting from Palmyra, Syria.

Strategic Third Axis To Leh: NPD Road’s Criticality For China, Pakistan Fronts In Ladakh-Teaser 4

Don’t Miss part IV of our series ‘The Himalayan Frontier’, Strategic Third Axis To Leh, premiering on January 26, 2024. We document India’s infrastructural development in Eastern Ladakh to deal with Beijing’s aggression in the border dispute along the China-occupied Tibet border or the Line of Actual Control. Alternate axes are significant in also dealing with […]Read More

The Himalayan Frontier: Ground Reports From Ladakh – Teaser

The Himalayan Frontier: documenting the China and Pakistan two-front threat. A series of ground reports and interviews with the Chiefs of the Army Staff, Air Force, and Border Roads Organisations (BRO) on all three military service operations in Eastern Ladakh and Siachen. Only on StratNews Global. Our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Nitin Gokhale interviews General Manoj […]Read More

The Strategic Significance of Vijaynagar: Northeast’s ‘Siachen’

Find out about the strategic significance of Vijaynagar, described as the Northeast’s ‘Siachen”. In the second of our series, ‘East of the Northeast’, Lieutenant General P.C. Nair, Director General, Assam Rifles is in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi in Vijaynagar, one of the easternmost inhabited areas in India. The head of […]Read More

Indian American Diplomat Joins U.S. Afghan Peace Team

NEW DELHI: Add another name to the list of Indian Americans on Team Biden: Puneet Talwar. He was a top adviser for 12 years when Biden was a senator, was part of the group that put together the nuclear deal with Iran and advised former president Obama on West Asia. He now joins Zalmay Khalilzad […]Read More

Shrapnel Close To Heart, Multiple Surgeries Later, Nasheed Recovering

NEW DELHI: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is conscious, out of danger and off ventilator after multiple 16-hour long ‘life-saving’ surgeries resulting from what authorities say was a targeted terror attack on the night of May 6. 2021 މެއި 06 ވަނަ ދުވަހުގެ ރޭ މާލެ، ނީލޯފަރު ހިނގުމުގައި އެއްޗެއް ގޮއްވާލައި ރައްޔިތުންގެ މަޖިލީހުގެ ރައީސް، ރައީސް މުޙައްމަދު ނަޝީދަށް އަމާޒުކޮށް […]Read More

2001-2021: America’s Longest War Set For Ignominious End

NEW DELHI: U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to close the door on a tragic and tumultuous period when he formally declares the withdrawal of his troops from Afghanistan late on Wednesday. The declaration is expected to be made from the Treaty Room on the second floor of the White House, where former president George […]Read More

Taliban Dodging Talks, Needs To Stop Killings, Fulfil Deal: Afghan Chargé D’Affaires Tahir Qadiry

NEW DELHI: “The million dollar question is does the Taliban accept, endorse and acknowledge a totally different Afghanistan to what they left it as,” Tahir Qadiry, Afghanistan’s Chargé D’Affaires(CDA) in India asks, adding, “hopes are quite high, that the new Biden administration will take everything into consideration in the review of the agreement between the […]Read More

World Knows India’s Corona Capabilities, ‘Developed’ Nations Not As Able: Suresh Prabhu

NEW DELHI: “Global institutions were under severe stress even before COVID, some were ineffectual, some ineffective. You can call it a comorbidity,” says Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to the G-20 and G-7, adding, now during the pandemic “we’re facing a critical, unprecedented situation”. The world “needs strong institutions and strong leadership, which is also participative,” […]Read More

India Needs To Protect Cyber Sovereignty Like Its Defending Border With China: Former Israel Defence Forces Cyber Head

NEW DELHI: “The digital landscape is growing very, very fast. Like the traditional domains we are used to protecting—borders, skies and seas—protecting this landscape takes a lot of effort. Just like protecting the body you need to deal with viruses. Countries need to understand where the threat is, they need to understand how serious the […]Read More

India Unlikely To Escape U.S. Sanctions Without Wider Waiver For Russian S-400s: Analyst Richard Rossow

NEW DELHI: “We’re (India-U.S.) in a dangerous place right now (over the India-Russia S-400 air defence system deal). The good odds are that we’re going to end up in a bad place on this (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act-CAATSA) unless we end this game of chicken,” says Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair, U.S.-India Policy Studies, […]Read More

First Time U.S Has Said It Will Protect Taipei, Warned China Of High Price: Taiwan MP Wang Ting-Yu

NEW DELHI: The U.S. White House declassifying the Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific is “very important and significant since it was supposed to be classified for 30 years, says Taiwan Member of Parliament Wang Ting-yu. “It reveals a layered strategy clearly” and “warns China if it dares to do something stupid (forcibly unify Taiwan), the price will […]Read More