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Agreement on Disengagement on LAC: A Short, Positive, Step Forward…

Phased, coordinated and verified manner is the operative part of the agreement on disengagement in Eastern Ladakh, commencing with the North and South Bank of the Pangong Tso. It was also accepted that there are still some outstanding issues with...

An Authoritative Chinese Assessment of How China Views India

Far from any signs of an end to the military stand-off between India and China, or that tensions between the two will ease, China’s mood towards India is hardening. There are indications that China sees the current confrontation as the beginning of...

Deception, Denial, Distortion and Disinformation (D<sup>4</sup>) by China

General Deception is practiced by lizards, chameleons and storks for escaping danger or survival. Humans employ deception to create confusion, gain surprise, take advantage and secure victory. Examples abound in the Mahabharat; other examples are...

US-China: Moving Towards War or Cut-Throat Competition?

Abstract This paper explores the realm of the brewing competition between the US and China, which can easily escalate to military confrontation. India has been forced to make choices away from its long-held belief in hedging and non-alliance. Within...

Addressing the China Challenge

(This is a modified version of the talk delivered by Mr. Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman, VIF at the Panchnad Research Institute recently) I propose to dwell essentially on three issues namely the nature and gravity of this challenge, its...

Tactically Speaking…

-A Soldier from the Line of Actual Control* On 29 August 2020, as we had got ready to move, there was a feeling of expectancy. It had little to do with the devious adversary, the breath-taking heights, the extreme of weather or the severe windy...

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...

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...

Inflexion in Sino-Indian Relations: Case for Strategic Pragmatism

The new China has shown itself as muscular, aggressive, expansionist and determined to force its way to top of the world stage by vigourously establishing Pax Sinica. China’s in the past three decades has been rapidly growing economically and...

Floods in China: Yet another critical test for Xi Jinping

Floods in China are an annual phenomenon. This year’s flood comes at the time when China is already battling the COVID-19 which has hit 27 out of 31 provinces of China. Since June, torrential rain in China has broken all records. It is the most...

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