South Asia and Beyond
Nitin A. Gokhale

Nitin A. Gokhale

Film buff. Sports enthusiast. Keen observer of life. Writes for a living; analyses defence and foreign policy as a professional. 37 years in journalism: from print to broadcast and from web to social media, have had the opportunity to dabble across mediums. Love to experiment with startups. That’s me, Nitin Anant Gokhale.

More Troops For China Frontier As India Rejigs Deployment

NEW DELHI: Irrespective of how the current standoff in eastern Ladakh is resolved, the Indian Army is in the process of reorganising its deployment along the Himalayan frontier to be better prepared to take on an aggressive China. In the bargain, three additional divisions will be deployed along the northern borders. As a result, a […]Read More

Ladakh Standoff: Breakthrough In India-China Talks Imminent

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese military commanders in Ladakh have agreed to restoring status quo ante along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), especially on the north bank of Pangong Tso as it existed before May 2020. All that remains is for both sides to formalise the sequencing of steps required to achieve the objective, […]Read More

Deadlines Squeezed, Ladakh Infrastructure Gets A Boost

HIMACHAL PRADESH & LADAKH: Chinese aggression on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh has compressed longer timelines that Indian military planners were working on to secure Ladakh by building infrastructure for dual use—civilian as well as military—in the high altitude areas. Roads, bridges and tunnels that were planned to be completed by 2025 […]Read More

10,000 More Permanent Troops Likely For LAC

SOMEWHERE IN LADAKH: In the wake of China’s aggression in eastern Ladakh, the deployment of additional forces is well underway. But first, a quick look at the current force status. While 8 Mountain Division has been tasked to look after the LoC since 1999, post the Kargil conflict, an entire brigade, directly under the control […]Read More

Myanmar Important Cog In India’s ‘Act East’ Wheel

NEW DELHI: Earlier this week, India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Army chief Gen MM Naravane visited Myanmar and interacted with the top leadership. The bilateral relationship straddles both civil and military domains. India is part of several key infrastructure projects there. Besides, India-Myanmar ties are rooted in history and culture. Of late, China […]Read More

Exclusive: India’s Chushul Move Checkmates China

NEW DELHI: India and China may have decided to continue talks to resolve the standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh after Monday’s inconclusive meeting at the Chushul-Moldo border point but it is now increasingly clear that India’s tactical military move along the Kailash range of mountains on August 29-30 has checkmated […]Read More