South Asia and Beyond

Aggressive U.S. vs ‘Predatory’ CCP: India, South Asia, ASEAN, Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: At the third 2+2 ministerial meeting this week, India and the U.S. signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA) that gives access to extremely accurate geo-spatial data. On ‘Talking Point’, Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, Former Indian Foreign Secretary and Richard M. Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy […]Read More

What A Biden Presidency Could Mean For India, Just In

NEW DELHI: He has waited four years to run for the presidency, is being projected as the shoo-in by pollsters and has promised to be the balm that will heal America’s divisive wounds. As Joe Biden prepares for the last lap on the road to White House, he has vowed to take U.S. allies along if […]Read More

58 Years After 1962, Aggressor China Up Against A Resolute

NEW DELHI: Fifty eight years ago this week, China launched an assault on India in Ladakh and North East Frontier Agency (now known as Arunachal Pradesh). India was caught unawares when confronted by Chinese troops that were more in number and armed better. The Indian army did show flashes of valour and brilliance in pockets […]Read More

Govt Pulls Up Twitter After StratNews Global Points Out Location

NEW DELHI: Five days after StratNews Global pointed out erroneous geo-tagging by Twitter to show Ladakh’s capital Leh as part of China, the Government of India has warned the social networking platform that this is unacceptable. In a stern letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, conveyed the […]Read More

In RAW Chief’s Visit To Nepal, A Warning On China

NEW DELHI: When chiefs of intelligence agencies travel, whether in the country or outside, it’s rarely known and therefore rarely reported upon. Which is why the visit of Samanta Goel, chief of India’s external espionage outfit RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), to Nepal is odd. According to the respected Kathmandu based English language paper My […]Read More

China Gets Quad Prick, Australia To Join Exercise Malabar

NEW DELHI: After months of deliberation, dithering and carefully dropped hints, India bit the bullet, formally inviting Australia to take part in the so far trilateral Malabar naval exercise in November. Australia will make up the fourth participant, the others being the US, Japan and India. “As India seeks to increase cooperation with other countries […]Read More

‘War And Conflict Isn’t All About Guts, Glory And Victory’

NEW DELHI: He has two books on India’s military history to his credit but Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam (Retd) says writing his second book titled ‘Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020′ was tough. “Writing about war and conflict when you have lived through it and when you have engaged with people you are writing about […]Read More