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.

Amid New Chinese Claims, China & Bhutan To Hold Border

NEW DELHI: The 25th round of border talks between China and Bhutan has been scheduled for April 7 and 8 and will be hosted in Kunming, southwestern China’s biggest city, sources have told StratNews Global. A delegation from Bhutan is reportedly already in China undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine in view of the pandemic. Although […]Read More

India-Pakistan: Renewed Attempt At Peace

NEW DELHI: The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan have held talks over the hotline and both sides agreed to strictly observe all agreements, understandings and ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors. How did it come about? What are the possible implications of the move? StratNews Global […]Read More

China Realised We’re Not Budging, Had To Relent: Northern Army

LEH: What forced China to disengage its troops from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso? What is it that India did right? India’s occupation of strategic heights on the Kailash range was the clincher, says Northern Army Commander Lt Gen YK Joshi. Speaking to StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, Gen Joshi also explained […]Read More

Ladakh Disengagement: These Images Speak For Themselves

LEH: As StratNews Global had reported yesterday, the current phase of disengagement from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso is expected to be completed on Wednesday if everything goes as per plan. How are things proceeding on the ground? These exclusive pictures shared by the Indian Army say it all: the Chinese side […]Read More

Disengagement Picks Up Pace: Updates From Leh

LEH: As agreed upon by India and China last week, disengagement of troops from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh has gathered momentum and, if things proceed as planned, the current phase of withdrawal could get over in the next couple of days. In this broadcast from Leh, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. […]Read More

How India Sealed Ladakh Disengagement Deal: Patience, Realism And Hard

NEW DELHI: “I want to assure this House that in these talks we have not conceded anything.” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s assurance in Parliament on February 11 encapsulated India’s tough stand during the prolonged and difficult negotiations with China over the nine-month-long standoff in Ladakh. Multiple stakeholders involved in the negotiations reveal the constant battle […]Read More

‘We Have Great Potential To Increase India-Iran Defence Ties’

BENGALURU: India and Iran have always been good friends but there is greater potential now to expand upon our ties, said Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. In an exclusive interview with StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin Gokhale the minister emphasized that post the lifting of the UN arms embargo Iran and India were in […]Read More

Tech Entrepreneur Sridhar Vembu Included In Advisory Body On National

NEW DELHI: India’s reconstituted National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) now comprises some exceptional talent drawn from the private sector. Sridhar Vembu, a reputed Silicon Valley entrepreneur and founder of software development firm Zoho Corporation, now settled in a village in Tamil Nadu, has been nominated to the NSAB that acts as an advisory body to […]Read More