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.

Opinions/Stories

Coronavirus outbreak has added a new dimension to 'undeclared World War III'

The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the potential of a virus as a weapon of mass destruction

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Equal roles for women in Indian Armed Forces: The road ahead

The selection for command assignments has to merit-based irrespective of gender,

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China's cover-up: Will coronavirus pandemic lead to changed world order?

China’s authoritarian model cannot work for eternity. The idea of putting national interest over the survival of humanity will reduce confidence of the world in the US and China.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Lockdown and beyond - a looming crisis

India needs to take the spirit of ‘Janata Curfew’ forward with much more enthusiasm and discipline.

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US-Taliban peace deal: What does it mean for Afghanistan and other stakeholders

The prospects of peace in Afghanistan is good for all regional players, including Russia, China and India, provided it becomes a reality.

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Is China-Myanmar Economic Corridor turning out to be another CPEC?

China’s inroads in Myanmar and Pakistan are a growing cause of concern as it helps Beijing to encircle India from both sides

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How China impacts security dynamics in Northeast India

India needs to speed up the infrastructural development and inclusive growth of the Northeast region to arrest any disharmony and security risks. 

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South China Sea standoff: Can Quad check China's encroachment?

The global community must continue to condemn Chinese encroachment.

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What Baghdadi's death means for South Asia and future of Islamic State

Baghdadi's death, soon followed by the announcement of his successor Ibrahim al Hashimi al Quraishi, doesn't mean the end of Islamic State

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Pakistan trying hard to spread false narratives on Jammu and Kashmir

The recent attempt of Pakistani PM Imran Khan trying to portray himself as the poster boy for Kashmiris must be rebutted with his continued silence over atrocities in Balochistan and Xinjiang

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Iran has shown no signs of buckling under US pressure

So far, Iran has shown no signs that it will buckle under the US pressure

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US-Taliban talks: Peace remains a distant dream for Afghanistan

Taliban is unlikely to give up the ambition of ruling through Sharia laws irrespective of the accommodating words they have been using during the peace talks.

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UN ban on Masood Azhar: Pakistan is drawing its strength from China

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and the US

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India must opt for 'out-of-box' options to counter proxy war by Pakistan

India must follow a multipronged approach including - diplomatic, political, economic and military offensive against Pakistan

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What to expect from the Trump-Kim summit II

The fact that President Trump is meeting Kim Jong-un again means that 'nuclear blackmailing' works.

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