Commentaries & Articles
India-China military standoff: What next?
The India-China military stand-off has worsened in the last few days. Each side has blamed the other for the current round of tensions. In a pre-emptive move, the Indian forces occupied important heights in the Rezin La/Rechin La area on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The move was dictated by the compulsion of preventing the Chinese to do the same. Warning shots have been fired on the border for the first time in the last 50 years.
चीनी विदेश मंत्री की यूरोप यात्रा: जनसम्पर्क की असफल कवायद
चीन के विदेश मंत्री वांग यी ने 25 अगस्त से 1 सितम्बर तक यूरोप का दौरा किया। उनकी यह यात्रा कुछ चुनिंदा देशोंइटली,फ्रांस,नीदरलैंड्स,नार्वे और जर्मनी तक सीमित रही। चीनी विदेश मंत्रालय के प्रवक्ता झाओ लीजियन के अनुसार यह यात्रा "चीन-यूरोपीय संघ के संबंधों की दृष्टि से दोनों पक्षों के लिए बहुत महत्वपूर्ण थी और इसका उद्देश्य महामारी के खिलाफ अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एकजुटता को सुदृढ़ करना, बहुपक्षीयता की रक्षा करना तथा वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था को पुनः तेज़ी से ऊपर उठाना" था।
India-China Face Off- Has China Committed a Faux Pas?
China has committed a grave error in triggering a military confrontation in Ladakh. It has underestimated the Indian resolve to stand up to its bullying tactics. Doklam should have been a warning to China that its military efforts to gain territorial advantage at India’s cost would not go unchallenged. That rebuff seems to have goaded the Chinese leadership to plan a blow on India in Ladakh and retrieve lost political, military and psychological ground.
Pulwama Charge Sheet: Lessons for Future
On Aug 25, 2020, NIA (National Investigation Agency) filed the charge sheet in the Pulwama fidayeen attack in Jammu court, after 16 months of rigorous and intensive investigation (The Print, Aug. 25, 2020).
The Shifting Strategic Connotations of Line(s) of Control
The Line of Control (LOC), the Line of Actual Control (LAC) hereinafter the LINES, and the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, are denoted by huge dissimilarities, as chalk and cheese. The 772 km LOC with Pakistan is delineated, and has Anti Infiltration Obstacle System, except in the Kargil Sector. The LOC had over decades extensive eyeball to eyeball defensive positions manned by the Army, with some units of Border Security Forces under command.
चीन-भारत ठहराव: क्य़ा भारत अमेरिका पर भरोसा कर सकता है?
चीन का अमेरिका के साथ सम्बन्धों में आ रही गिरावट और भारत का अमेरिका के साथ संपूर्ण रूप से बिना किसी शर्त के परस्पर सम्बन्धों में वह सहज खिलाव नहीं आय़ा है। य़द्य़पि, जैसा कि भारत चीन के साथ सैन्य़ टकराव देखता है, जैसा कि उसके साथ लद्दाख में झड.प हुई, तब से भारत में अमेरिका से मिलने वाली सैन्य़ सहाय़ता को लेकर संदेह रहा है। दरअसल, य़ह ऩिश्चित रूप से लम्बे समय़ से चली आ रही संशय की विरासत पर आधारित है, जिसमें अपने मित्रों को लज्जित करने का अमेरिका का इतिहास रहा है और इस बात का डर ज्य़ादा है कि चुनाव बाद अंमेरिका में बदला हुआ प्रशासन अपनी चीन-नीति को बदल सकता है। यह संदेह सही हो या नहीं, लेकिन इसको देखते
Myanmar Round Up: August 2020
August 2020 marked significant developments in Myanmar’s political process. The fourth “21st-Century Panglong Conference” was concluded, which was stalled since 2018. The government officials and military leaders along with ten Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) signed Part III of the Union Accord, which includes a framework to implement the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, and basic principles to establish a democratic federal union. However, restoring peace in a country affected by ethnic insurgencies is a far distant dream.
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