Strategic Panel Discussion setting was premised on the prevailing global geopolitical developments and its wider ramifications for regional peace and security, providing a broad overview of geopolitical and strategic trends in the Indo-Pacific and Geo Politics of Combating Terrorism in Af-Pak Region.
Panjrath writes! The Indian defence forces have been facing flak for their ad-hoc approach to modernisation. Stephen P Cohen and Sunil Dasgupta, in their famous work titled, ‘Arming without Aiming’ argue that ‘India has long been motivated to modernize its military, and it now has the resources. But so far, the drive to rebuild has lacked a critical component—strategic military planning’…..
IS Panjrath writes: There are also increasing instances where the Chinese assistance initially accepted as a genuine financial bailout by smaller nations is now turning out to be a case of ‘disguised strategic equities for China’ (effects of Chinese investments on the financial health of Sri Lanka are already visible while the CPEC in Pakistan is likely to follow suit).
MH Rajesh Writes: A year after the restructuring Military Regions into Theatre Commands, the Chinese Armed Forces has proved they can be fast in transformations. The rationale of these transformations was to make PLA more joint and assume a global role for which maritime forces were an important tool of statecraft. So far its Military Regions were commanded by its Army Officers.