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.

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

Exclusive: China Rotates Troops In Aksai Chin

NEW DELHI: China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has rotated two large field formations it had deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh in 2020-21 by inducting two fresh divisions earlier this month, Indian military and intelligence sources have revealed. In 2020, China’s move towards the LAC with India after finishing the annual […]Read More

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