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Major General S B Asthana

Major General S B Asthana

Defense expert

Major General S B Asthana had been an Infantry General with 40 years of defence experience at national and international level.

Decoding report which raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

The report highlights a contingency about a possible attack on Taiwan.

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What are India’s security challenges in 2019

No nation will be secure unless it has a powerful military which can deter a potential adversary. 

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India displayed smart diplomacy at G20 Summit

India has a set of convergences and divergences of interests with China, USA and Russia. We have so far been able to keep these relations separate from one another. 

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The importance of strategic balance in an interconnected world

The time has come when countries want to manage their international relations as per their own national interests and do not want their strategic choices to be dictated by others.

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Where is debt-ridden Pakistan heading?

An unstable Pakistan is not in global interest, nor in the interest of China as well as India, because it will take no time in getting converted into the largest jihadist caliphate.

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Opinion: Islamic State footprints in Kashmir and the challenges ahead

The IS started showing signs of presence in India initially in the form of some sleeper cells caught in India, who are under investigation. Read Article

Opinion: Trump-Kim Summit was a gamble beyond optics

It remains to be seen as to what the future has for Korean Peninsula, but it was interesting to see the diplomatic negotiations at its best in the… Read Article

Opinion: Pakistan agreeing to ceasefire is a ploy to release international pressure

The peace between India and Pakistan is unfortunately marred with an inseparable historic baggage of animosity, military coups and resultant… Read Article

Opinion: With Kashmir ceasefire, India walks a fine line

The recent initiatives aimed to embrace people of Kashmir are noble, but high-risk ideas with rare chance of success. Read Article

Opinion: Decoding the Kim and Moon summit for a nuclear free Korea

In a scripted ceremony, Kim Jong-un did become the first North Korean leader to walk across the DMZ to South Korea. Read Article

Opinion: Aftermath of US missiles attack on Syria — Is it really 'mission accomplished'?

How did such a magnitude of attack not cause a single casualty to Russians troops or equipment, if the US claims it did not inform Russians in… Read Article

Opinion: On visit to India, French President Macron may not take anti-China position

France has a limited congruence of security interests with QUAD, and may not be taking an anti-Chinese position. Thus India has to deal with a new… Read Article

Opinion: Thank God, we had Supreme Court to protect Major Aditya

The column was attacked by stone pelters with an intent to hurt the forces, hence, a criminal force was applied against them. Why the authorities did… Read Article

Opinion: Is sports diplomacy a new game plan of North Korea?

What seems to be on is a crisis avoidance exercise by North Korea to prevent a nuclear war for the time being by “Sports Diplomacy”. Read Article

Opinion: Should India take French President's visit to China as endorsement of BRI?

Chinese advertisement of Macron's support to BRI is part of popularising it. On Macron's part, it is part of diplomatic niceties. Read Article