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India’s Chinese Conundrum

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world” (Xinran, 2011). This quote, attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte acknowledges the unprecedented change the rise of China will bring about in the world. In the fiel....

The ‘Party’ that Controls the Gun!

In analysing the aggression shown by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Eastern Ladakh since May 2020, and the intransigence apparent in the consequent negotiations to return to status quo, it is imperative follow the hierarchy dictating the sam....

भारत-चीन टकराव: रिश्तों में आया मोड़

लद्दाख में कई स्थानों पर और सिक्किम के नाकू ला में भारत और चीन के बीच जारी टकराव के कारण दोनों दे....

Parliament and India-China relations

The recent accusation and allegations by the opposition parties particularly Congress with regard to the government’s handling of the India-China relations, in the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the India-China border was unfortunate and irrespons....

The EU -USA- China Contradiction: the Friends Turned Foes and Vice Versa

The European Union (EU) is today facing a major contradiction. Its traditional ally, the USA has in several ways turned its back on Europe and is entering into trade and defence related quarrels. China which is the EU’s ‘systemic rival’ is on t....

Beijing’s New National Security Law: What it means for Hong Kong?

A resurgent China seeking a pie in every corner in the world has chosen to pursue a ruthless policy of expanding its global footprint by cajoling, coercion, policy of economic domination (read BRI), infringing on another country’s territorial sover....

Bhutan China Border – Is Sakteng a New Front?

An attempt was made by China last month to stop Global Environment Facility [GEF] funding for the Sakteng Wildlife sanctuary in Bhutan. Since it did not press with its objection, it was clearly aimed at sending a strong political message to Bhutan th....

China’s Strategy to Overcome the Virus Stigma is “Belligerence”

On June 15 2020, Col. B Santosh Babu probably didn’t expect to walk up to a Chinese observation post at the vertex of the bend in Galwan River. It was strange because the PLA themselves had dismantled the post after the talks few days back. A sense....

PAEAN TO COLONEL BABU AND HIS MEN | A POEM

At those heights where the earth touches the sky The wind blows like a flurry of sharp spears That pierce the flesh without drawing blood When breathing becomes an ordeal And each step an act of determination to feel alive Our soldiers....

Managing the LAC: Rules are Handrails, and Not Handcuffs!

The Dragon is awake, and is vigourously seeking to establish Pax Sinica! Of the two milestones of the 100th anniversaries of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 2021 and 2....

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