South Asia and Beyond

India Must Ready For China’s Prolonged, Full Spectrum Animosity

NEW DELHI: In seeking an explanation for its military muscle flexing and in-your-face Wolf Warrior diplomacy, it may be best to return to China’s 19th Party Congress and what happened in those dramatic few days, which changed China from within. In that conference held between October 18 and 24, 2017, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of […]Read More

Xi Jinping: The ‘God’ Of All Things Communist

NEW DELHI: After the Covid-19 outcry against China, which has been accused, across continents of deliberately or inadvertently spreading the virus, Beijing is sending out a stern message—it is ready for a confrontation, united under the leadership of Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping’s status on par with Mao Zedong, the founding patriarch of the People’s Republic […]Read More

India-China Great Game Enters Jask In Iran

NEW DELHI: China appears set to take over another strategic port in the Indian Ocean, at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz—a key choke point channeling massive energy flows to global demand centres, including India, Japan and South Korea. After marshalling footholds in Kyaukphyu in Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal, Hambantota in Sri Lanka, […]Read More