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 | 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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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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