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.

Opinions/Stories

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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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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Opinion: Donald Trump continues to flip-flop on key issues

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.

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Opinion: UNHRC report on Kashmir - wrong diagnosis, unwanted prescription

The report on Kashmir exhibits an irresponsible act of presenting a sensational document, displaying basic lack of understanding of the situation on ground.

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Opinion: Chabahar faces side effects of US withdrawal from JCPoA

The reality is that US is fully aware that the historic, civilisation and oil centric umbilical cord between Iran and India can never be cut.

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Opinion: China’s ‘debt trap’ dilutes FATF decision to put Pakistan on grey list

If China continues to be determined to bail it out every time, Pakistan’s status will be reduced to a colony of China, with considerable PLA’s presence in context of protecting CPEC and other…

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