South Asia and Beyond


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

Doing It Right: Takeaways For India From Ladakh Standoff

LEH: With disengagement at the north and south banks of Pangong Tso completed, the Corps Commanders of India and China began the 10th round of talks earlier today to discuss other friction areas. The disengagement came nine months after the Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Although India was surprised […]Read More

India-Russia Relations: Moscow Momentum

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla’s Moscow visit, India-Russia relations, China, the Indo-Pacific, and the U.S. The panellists Dr Alexey Kupriyanov, Head of the Research Group on South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences and Nandan Unnikrishnan, […]Read More

Beyond Disengagement: Understanding China’s Play

NEW DELHI: PLA troops may have pulled back from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh but given the long history of the Chinese reneging on border peace agreements, how should India move forward? Also, what is it that guides Chinese thought process and their approach towards India? In this video […]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: What India Gained, What China Lost

NEW DELHI: Today, the Indian Army released images of Chinese troops disengaging from the north and south banks of Pangong Tso. As per the agreement reached by both sides last week, PLA soldiers were seen dismantling sangars and other temporary structures they had built and heavy machines were seen restoring the land form to what […]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

Make In India Map: Google Substitute?

NEW DELHI: Rakesh Verma, Founder & Managing Director, MapmyIndia and Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director discuss the partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to offer India’s fully indigenous, mapping portal and geospatial services, what’s in store, ‘Aatma Nirbhar’ or ‘Make in India’, the competition, the government making map making completely unregulated as […]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