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.

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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More twists and turns in US-China trade war

The US has continued military posturing in the South China Sea ignoring Chinese repeated warning.

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Opinion: Why MEA fumbled over Imran Khan's offer of peace talks

To deter a neighbour to stop proxy war, there is a need to have a clear National aim, National Strategy, Comprehensive National Power and the will to use it.

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Opinion: Maldives crisis - options for India

International pressure needs to be generated on President Yameen for conducting free and fair elections by ‘smart diplomacy’.

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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

Opinion: India's tough strike against Pakistan continues

In 2017, over 200 militants have been killed in Kashmir, which is an unprecedented number, indicating Pakistan that their proxy war may not work due… Read Article

Opinion: Indo-Pak relationship reached real low points in 2017

Unfortunately, The India- Pakistan relations are marred with an inseparable historic baggage of animosity, military coups and resultant instability… Read Article

Opinion: Xi Jinping's rise to power in 2017

The anti-corruption drives made Jinping popular amongst masses also he managed the power play better than most of his predecessors in his last five… Read Article