Major General S B Asthana had been an Infantry General with 40 years of defence experience at national and international level.
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.
Major General S B Asthana
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
India must follow a multipronged approach including - diplomatic, political, economic and military offensive against Pakistan
The fact that President Trump is meeting Kim Jong-un again means that 'nuclear blackmailing' works.
The report highlights a contingency about a possible attack on Taiwan.
No nation will be secure unless it has a powerful military which can deter a potential adversary.
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.
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.
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.
The US has continued military posturing in the South China Sea ignoring Chinese repeated warning.
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.
International pressure needs to be generated on President Yameen for conducting free and fair elections by ‘smart diplomacy’.
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…
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’.
The US and other aspiring global powers need to realise that an era of multilateral relations is a reality, and dictating strategic choices to any country is unlikely to work.