Major General S B Asthana

Major General S B Asthana

Defense expert

The author is a strategic and security analyst, a veteran Infantry General with 40 years of experience in national & international fields and UN. He has been awarded twice by President of India, United Nations, former Prime Minister Moldova and Governor of Haryana. He is currently Chief Instructor at USI of India.

Opinions/Stories

Opinion | China-India disengagement at Ladakh: An unfinished agenda

Chinese will like to keep border unsettled, till the time the political cost of not settling it, becomes higher than doing so.

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Opinion | Pakistan seeking peace with India: Is it for real?

India should not fall into the trap of peaceful gestures that camouflage nefarious activities of its neighbour

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Opinion: Quad Summit's forward trajectory disturbs China

Quad in its present form may not be structured to check Chinese adventurism, but it seems to be on right trajectory to become one of the most effective instruments to do so. Chinese aggressive…

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Opinion | China-India stand-off at LAC: Extrapolating possibilities in 2021

Various clauses pulled out by diplomatic community of both countries, in terms of ‘Five Point Consensus’ or ‘Three Mutuals and Eight points’ were more like old wine in new bottle, taken out of…

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India at UNSC: How long it has to wait for the permanent seat?

It’s also a fact that there is no other alternative organisation to UN, with as much recognition and membership of various countries, having a large number of missions of various kinds to its…

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Strategic inferences from Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict 2020, post ceasefire

The peace agreement is much to the displeasure of Armenia -- even though it has prevented many innocent killings in the crossfire for the time being.

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India-China standoff: Not quick-fix but a long-lasting strategic solution is required

Indian determination not to concede unilateral shift of LAC and prepare for ‘Two-Front War’ should the situation so demand, has added to the discomfort of Chinese besides increasing numbers of…

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Decoding Chinese strategic intent in prolonged standoff at LAC

India needs to avoid any quick fix diplomatic solutions like five-point agreement, seeking fresh CBMs, mutual disengagement and ideas like buffer zone, which help Chinese agenda, like many other…

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How is peace process in Afghanistan affecting India?

The peace deal does not guarantee success of Intra-Afghan dialogue; hence all stake holders have to wait and see its progress with hope, as well as apprehension. 

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Indo-Iran engagements: Did India pick up right choices?

India’s unhindered engagement with Iran can be a mitigating factor for India and US in reaching out to West Asia and CAR.

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Xi Jinping’s adventurism is leading China to disaster

Despite facing global anger for being the originator of oronavirus, Xi Jinping's aggressiveness on multiple fronts, to suppress internal and external dissent, has pushed the world against the…

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Why the resolution of border dispute between China and India is complicated?

The standoff between Chinese and Indian Forces have once again highlighted the complexity of the border issue between the two countries.

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Why CPC’s rhetoric of invading Taiwan by force doesn’t make strategic sense for China

Taiwan has earned global goodwill as China continues to earn global anger by continued aggression and over adventurism

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Why does India need to back Taiwan’s reentry to the World Health Assembly?

A global consensus seems to be emerging for Taiwan’s access to the WHO and other multilateral agencies, much against Chinese opposition. 

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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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