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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.

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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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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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: What Pakistan can learn from Hafiz Saeed's epic failure in elections

Pakistan Army continues to do everything possible to shield Mumbai blast master mind Hafiz Saeed, who is a terrorist leader designated by both the United Nations and the United States and carries…

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Opinion: Can Trump’s talks offer lead to a 'better deal' with Iran?

On the issue of Iran and Russia, the US cannot afford to put EU, China, Russia and other strategic partners on sanctions, and expect to make ‘America Great’.

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