South Asia and Beyond

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.

What India’s Doing To Remain A Step Forward In The

ARUNACHAL PRADESH/ASSAM: The faceoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Tawang sector last month may or may not have been one of the reasons for the stalemate in Ladakh to continue at the end of the 13th round of talks between Corps Commanders but the fact that PLA soldiers are testing the waters by […]Read More

With More Assets & Upgrades, Air Power In The East

ASSAM/ARUNACHAL PRADESH: The Indian Air Force is doing the heavy lifting quite literally when it comes to augmenting military capabilities in the mountainous terrain of the eastern sector. The Chinooks are not just transporting manpower but also firepower (the ultra-light Howitzer M777s) from one remote valley in Arunachal Pradesh to another, thanks to upgrades of […]Read More

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives Security Meet Lists Four Areas Of

NEW DELHI: India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have finalised four pillars of cooperation under the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) to further enhance the effectiveness of the trilateral mechanism. The four areas are: maritime safety and security; terrorism and radicalisation; trafficking and organised crime and cyber security. The decision to work in these specific areas […]Read More

More Brainstorming Needed On Theatre Commands, Military Brass Decides

NEW DELHI: The top brass of the Indian military has decided to continue more discussions and conduct in-depth cross-services studies before finalising the number of theatre commands it needs to create for enhancing joint combat potential of the three armed forces, last week’s top-level meeting appears to have concluded. Last Thursday, India’s first Chief of […]Read More

Need Green Funding, Tech Transfer For Countries Like India: Danish

NEW DELHI: As part of the green strategic partnership signed with India last year, Denmark is collaborating across sectors such as wind energy, drinking water management and smart cities, says Denmark’s Ambassador to India Freddy Svane. Expressing concern over climate change on World Environment Day, he told StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale that all […]Read More

How I Discovered The Wrong Geotag For Leh On Twitter

NEW DELHI: For the past 24 hours, Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale has been flooded with enquiries about a video clip of him highlighting the wrong geo-tag (location) for Leh. There was some confusion about the exact date on which the video was recorded. Some thought, it is fresh one; some others knew it to be […]Read More

The Soldier & The Spies: How ISI Agents At Pakistani

Date: May 31, 2020 Place: A non-descript restaurant in Karol Bagh, Delhi Two Pakistan High Commission staffers working in the visa section of the mission approach a man sitting alone on a table in a corner of the mid-sized restaurant. This is their first meeting with the man they think is a soldier in the […]Read More

Mission Fusion: Two Theatre Commands To Begin With

NEW DELHI: The second stage of reforms in India’s higher defence management is likely to get off the ground over the next two to three months with the military leadership in the process of finalising the contours of at least two joint theatre commands to be formed this year, all indications suggest. The Chiefs of […]Read More