Meet the New Chief; Same as the Old Chief?

In all the anticipation and excitement surrounding the announcement of the appointment of Pakistan’s next Army Chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, the lines from an old ‘The Who’ song, appropriately titled

दक्षिण चीन सागर विवाद: गलती ठीक करना

चीन ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र समुद्री कानून संधि (अनक्लोस) पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं, अमेरिका ने नहीं। दक्षिण चीन सागर लगभग चालीस वर्ग किलोमीटर क्षेत्र में फैला है। अनुमान है कि यहां से समुद्र के रास्ते प्रतिवर्ष लगभग 5 लाख करोड़ डॉलर का व्यापार होता है

When Leaders Must Flex Muscles to Demonstrate Intent of Purpose

Ever since the Union Government sounded the demonetisation bugle on November 8, various political leaders and sundry experts have been busy categorising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

चीन के उभार और पाकिस्तान के साथ उसकी सांठगांठ का सामना

हिंद-प्रशांत क्षेत्र में शांति एवं स्थिरता सुनिश्चित करने में सबसे बड़ी चुनौती सैन्य मामलों में अड़ियल और आक्रामक चीन है, जो “अनुकूल सामरिक स्थिति” पाने की कोशिश कर रहा है। अपने चार आधुनिकीकरण अभियान पूरे करने के बेहद करीब आकर चीन ने ‘अपनी ताकत

Rising Uncertainty in ASEAN: Bandwagoning or Hedging Against China?

Events post Hague International Tribunal ruling on South China Sea in July of this year have been a paradox for the enigmatic ASEAN way. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a regional body

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa : Man for The New Season

So finally Gen Raheel Sharif did decide to go home. An extension would have given him two or three years more in uniform. Outside the uniform he can aspire for much more, perhaps even a political career.

China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments


Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai

The 'Chief' Among Our Worries

While India remains obsessed with counting or changing its notes and coins, Pakistan appears to be moving quietly towards changing its Army Chief. That is a big event in that country considering the kind of power

Common Civil Code - the Law Commission Takes the First Step

The campaign launched by the radical Muslim clergy and phony liberals against the Law Commission of India’s well-intentioned and long overdue exercise to undertake a revision and reform of family laws

Hatred and Subterfuge : Pakistan's Proxy War on India

Through my years as a senior commander in the Indian Army there was an annual feature which never escaped my attention. The yearly war game of my formation would invariably begin with a presentation by a new team each time