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: How different is Israel-Hamas ceasefire this time?

The ceasefire has taken effect. But will it last?

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Opinion: Reactive defensive strategy will not work against China

The need for dedicated Mountain Strike Corps for India is inescapable, to create worthwhile punitive deterrence against China, which can also be used elsewhere

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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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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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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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