Maj. General Ashok K. Mehta (Retd)

Maj. General Ashok K. Mehta (Retd)


Ashok Mehta was Major General from the Indian Gorkha Regiment who fought in all wars after 1947. He has been a columnist since 1991 and author of books and monographs on Nepal, Iraq, Sri Lanka and issues of defence and national security





Revisiting Doklam stand-off: How China failed to present fait accompli to Bhutan and India

The stand-off at Doklam is a turning point in India-China border relations through the defeat of PLA’s coercive strategy.

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Afghan peace talks: India must update its contingency plans to prevent Taliban’s takeover of Kabul

India’s diminution in Afghanistan will be a jolt to its prestige and image in the region. 

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Opinion: With China in control, India can't take Nepal for granted

Using their economic wealth,  the Chinese have magnified their political influence dramatically despite citing “political interference in the internal affairs of other countries” as taboo. Read Article

Will China's economic might take Nepal away from India?

Nepal?s independence is not determined by her own strength, but?how it regulated the power matrix between China-Tibet and India. Read Article