South Asia and Beyond

IAF Ready With Offensive Power In Ladakh

LEH: Air Force Station Leh, home to the legendary Siachen Pioneers since the beginning of Operation Meghdoot in April 1984, has never been as busy as it has been since May. Ever since the standoff began with China in May, the IAF has swiftly deployed its offensive assets to match Chinese mobilisation. Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. […]Read More

White House Result: CCP Bid(en)ing Its Time?

NEW DELHI: In Session Two of ‘Talking Point’, Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia and Director of the China Power Project at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. is in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ms Glaser works on issues related to Asia-Pacific security with […]Read More

White House, Red Or Blue: Is China Winning?

NEW DELHI: In Session One of ‘Talking Point’, Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Author of ‘Has China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy’ and Singapore’s Former Ambassador to the UN and Ex-Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry is in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor […]Read More

Ladakh Standoff: The Logistics Challenge

LADAKH: The standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh is into its sixth month. At those dizzy heights, winter makes it worse, both for the Indian troops who resolutely guard the frontier and the people who work behind the scenes to ensure there is no disruption in the supply chains. With […]Read More

As Terror Strikes Vienna, Macron Says ‘Our Europe Will Not

NEW DELHI: A “repulsive terror attack”—that’s how Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described shootings that took place at six locations in downtown Vienna on Monday evening. The shootings began hours before Austria was to re-impose a lockdown to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, with people flocking to bars and restaurants. One of those incidents took place […]Read More

India’s Long Wait For East Container Terminal May End Soon

NEW DELHI: India’s impatient wait to get the go ahead to develop the crucial East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka may be over soon amidst indications that the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government will soon be giving it the green signal. There have been growing Indian anxieties about the ECT as the trilateral Memorandum of Cooperation […]Read More

US Elections: What To Expect On Polling Day

NEW DELHI: Voting opens in the US early on Tuesday morning (although in India it will be 3.30 pm) with the state of Vermont in the north east. Voting ends late in the evening (which would be early morning Wednesday in India). All US citizens numbering around 240 million are eligible to vote but for […]Read More

China Restive As India Connects Ladakh Better

HIMACHAL PRADESH/LADAKH: India’s border infrastructure in Ladakh is getting a push, thanks to the ongoing standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). There have been attempts to ensure year-round connectivity to Leh and beyond. The recently inaugurated Atal tunnel is one such endeavour. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been working tirelessly, trying to […]Read More

‘Xi Holds The Whip Hand But It Doesn’t Help China’

NEW DELHI: China under Xi Jinping appears to be turning the clock back, to the time when state surveillance and control over their citizens’ lives was pervasive. In an exclusive chat with StratNews Global on his book India’s China Challenge, author and journalist Ananth Krishnan believes that Xi has absorbed some harsh lessons from the […]Read More

How Foot Soldiers Saved The Day For Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Army establishments around the country mark October 27 as Infantry Day. It’s a tribute to the valour and sacrifices made by the first batch of Indian foot soldiers that was airlifted to Srinagar from Delhi on that day in 1947. The purpose was to stop invaders from Pakistan who had come in to […]Read More