Commentaries & Articles
Redeeming Libya
Smooth and peaceful transition of power from an internationally recognised government (GNA) of Fayez Al-Sarraj to locally and internationally recognised interim Government of National Unity (GNU) headed by PM Abd Alhamid Dabaiba (Dbeibeh) and three member Presidency council Head Mohammed Menfi took place in Tobruk in the second week of March.
Significance of Blinken’s and Austin’s Visits to Seoul and Tokyo
No sooner than the first virtual summit of the four Quad leaders discussed the regional issues and underlined the importance of rules of law and free and open Indo-Pacific, the Joe Biden administration sent his Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on a four-day visit to the two Asian allies –Japan and South Korea - from March 15 to 18, highlighting Washington’s renewed focus on alliances in Indo-Pacific in the face of an assertive China. This was the first diplomatic debut by the top US officials after Biden took office.
Use of Airpower in ‘No War No Peace’ Scenario
15 March 2021 A ceasefire along the LOC came into being between India and Pakistan on 25 February coinciding with the second anniversary of airstrike by India at Balakot in response to the suicide bombing attack on a police convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir. Join Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd) and Shashank Sharma as they probe the opening of this new paradigm of use of Airpower in a No War No Peace scenario.
A Strategic Shift in the UK’s View of India is Welcome
(This is a modified version of the Director, VIF’s remarks at the VIF-IISS Webinar on “Implications of the UK Integrated Review for India” held on 19 March 2021) The Integrated review and its implications for bilateral relations We should welcome the focus in the integrated review on building comprehensive ties with India on a new template. Departing from the practicing of looking at India in the South Asia context and equating India with Pakistan, the Integrated Review places India in the global context of the Indo-Pacific.
Book Review: “Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control” by Dinkar P Srivastava, Harper Collins Publishers Feb 2021, pp. 304, MRP Rs. 699
“Forgotten Kashmir” while touching upon Pakistan’s invasion of Kashmir and the issue of self determination in the context of the people of Kashmir is mainly focussed on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) inclusive of both so called Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. These illegally occupied areas by Pakistan tend to be only tangentially treated by most books on Kashmir and have generally eluded attention. The book, therefore, fills an important gap.
Jammu and Kashmir: Reaction to the Abrogation of Article 370
There is no dearth of intellectuals and strategic experts deliberating on the post-370 Kashmir and the emerging trends in militancy. In the intellectual milieu, overwhelmingly dominated by Kashmir-centric militancy, often, Jammu never gets its due attention. Over the years, it has become a trend to sideline Jammu region from J&K-focussed strategic brain-storming.
जातीय भाषाओं को मदारिन से बदल रहा चीन
चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (सीसीपी) को लगभग विघटित कर देने के अमेरिका और पश्चिमी देशों द्वारा किये जाने वाले प्रयासों के मूल में विशेष कर पूर्व सोवियत संघ तथा कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी ऑफ सोवियत संघ (सीपीएसयू) के विघटन की याद अभी तक स्पष्टता से उत्कीर्णित है, के बीच चीनी राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग ने अपनी एकाधिकारवादी ताकत को बनाये रखने के लिए सीसीपी को मजबूत करने पर अपना सारा ध्यान लगा दिया है। लंबे समय से शी की अभिरुचि यूनाइटेड फ्रंट तथा जातीय अल्पसंख्यकों के मसले पर काम करने की रही है। उन्होंने 2017 में यूनाइटेड फ्रंट वर्क (यूएफडब्ल्यू) पर ताकतवर सेंट्रल लीडिंग स्माल ग्रुप के प्रमुख के रूप में अपना दायित्व
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