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

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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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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