A former top Chinese negotiator’s statements on a trade-off between Tawang and Aksai Chin could mean a variety of things.
China could take on the US’s attack to try and emerge as a “full fledged super power”.
The paper discusses issues like the Korean nuclear crisis and the South China Sea dispute, as well as ties with the US and India. But it is important to read between the lines to understand the Chinese perspective.
One of the government’s biggest failures has been its handling of Kashmir, singularly blaming Pakistan for everything that went wrong without understanding the nature of civil violence in the state.
A hard look at our politics and society suggests it may be a good idea to go by seniority alone till we become more complete ‘Indians’ and our approach to governance is more professional.
The composition of various ‘landing teams’ is perhaps the best indicator of the important sub-cabinet appointments that will be made.
While the demise of the TPP may not be bad for India, the country’s investments in Iran could be in trouble if Donald Trump decides to upend the Iran nuclear agreement.
Given the conventional parity which exists between India and Pakistan, the outcome of war operations in the western theatre in 1965 and 1971 paints a picture that is still relevant today.
Trying to erase Nehru’s imprint on the country is a tall order because he is part of modern India’s DNA. Throw Nehru out of the equation and you end up undermining India.
Not many people have had such an opportunity to serve their country. When weighed in the balance of real life achievements, Mishra’s, to paraphrase a Chinese saying, are heavier than Mount Tai. Swamy’s will always remain lighter than a feather.
International law only permits the right of “innocent passage” for military vessels in the territorial sea, which means no manoeuvres, no gathering intelligence, but a straight passage through the 12 nm zone.
The recent military reforms in China are in sharp contrast to what is happening in India. The idea of jointness is formally upheld, but the fact is that the three Indian services remain separate in their organisation and doctrine.
The rationale given to justify the death of Sohrabuddin Sheikh is that he was a terror suspect, but what was his wife Kausar Bi’s crime?
If Pakistan is simply going through the motions of an investigation and has no intention of acting against the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack, this will mar the prospects of the resumption of the foreign secretary-level dialogue with India.
India may be on the verge of signing several agreements that will strengthen its military ties with the US. But before it jumps on board, India needs to have a clear vision for why it is doing so.
Xi Jinping is trying to do the impossible – modernise China’s armed forces without spending the kind of sums that would alarm its neighbours, while simultaneously strengthening itself to deal with internal security challenges.
If we work with the assumption that Jadhav is indeed an Indian intelligence officer, there are several possibilities here.
For RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to now tell us that we are not good nationalists would ordinarily be laughable. However, the fact that he is the leader of a movement that rules India today makes it difficult to break into a smile.
As the Modi government struggles to get its act together, China is moving ahead in identified four critical areas – transport, technology, finance and the Internet – crucial to the future of its economy.
Unless there is a paradigm shift in India-Pakistan relations to resolve the big issues – Kashmir and terrorism – the smaller ones like Siachen will remain unresolved.
Arresting people for planning terror attacks and keeping them in jail without any hard proof is a sure way to radicalize them
A tribute to a soldier who played a decisive role in one of India’s greatest war victories
India has not been able to create a strong security shield or work out standard operating procedures that can be deployed during a terror attack
There is need on the Indian side for the country to get its defensive act in order.
Modi’s decision to “drop by” on Nawaz Sharif is the clearest sign yet that he is serious about embarking on a new course with Pakistan.
What is it with BJP ministers that an official visit to the United States persuades them that there is virtue in playing deputy sheriff to Uncle Sam?
If economic transformation of the country is the main goal of Indian foreign policy, then developing close ties with multiple partners is in India’s interests.
Modi has not hidden the fact that the principal goal of his visit was to sell his economic agenda in a city which is one of two great financial centres of the world.
Applying modern norms and beliefs to medieval events is a mugs game. If history is your guide, there can be no peace in the world.
The India Pakistan conflict of 1965 ended in a stalemate, but India managed to achieve some objectives
The PLA Navy is the most important and interesting component of China’s military modernisation and we are likely to see more of it than any other service in the years ahead.
In this review essay, timed for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibetan Autonomous Region on September 1, 1965, Manoj Joshi looks at the recent history of Tibet and China, and the role India and US played from the sidelines
The true measure of a country’s power lies in its ability to effect a favourable transformation in the behaviour of its adversaries through a mix of strategies.
Many in India are under the illusion that we are in some kind of a geopolitical competition with China. The reality is that we are already hard put to keep China out of our own backyard, let alone compete with Beijing elsewhere.
The terrorist attack on Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur district that took the lives of 11 persons including three militants on Monday is a puzzle. This is the first major terror attack in Punjab since 2002. The terrorist were dressed in military uniforms favoured by the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba militants who are […]
He is guilty, but only of playing a peripheral role in the 1993 terrorist bombings. Hanging him serves no purpose other than satisfying the blood lust of society
From the outset, India was less than categorical about its desire to resume control of the Gilgit-Baltistan area. The decision in the past five years to speak out about the region marks a clear shift in strategy.
It seems as though the minister is nostalgic for the bad old days of the 1990s and early 2000s when hundreds, if not thousands were killed in Kashmir, so that he can be seen to be wielding the big stick as Defence Minister.
Unless India and China can fix their “strategic mistrust” they will not be able to fulfill the potential of their relationship. Until then, incremental progress is better than no progress at all