Lt Gen Ghanshyam Singh Katoch (Retd) writes about the impact of political uncertainty on the upcoming Presidential election in Afghanistan. The uncertainty stems from the fact that the Taliban have indicated that they would want to make amendments in the Constitution to make it suitable for Afghanistan in case they come to power; the present constitution is viewed by them as imposed.
Afghanistan Presidential Election Candidates – Reading the Tea Leaves
Lt Gen Ghanshyam Singh Katoch writes at the present times the Taliban would be more accommodating and accept a power sharing arrangement where there is either a democracy as the NUG has or a democracy where fixed electoral seats are apportioned on ethnic lines.
The Pangs of Transition from People’s Army to A Modern Force- How PLA is Addressing the Same?
Colonel Nihar writes, China has realised that, evolving from the People’s army to a modern, professionalised and informationised military with expeditionary capability entails reduction in teeth-to-tail ratio as well as strengthening Air and Naval forces of PLA.
Brig Narender writes, whenever the President of the United States makes “State of the Union Address” far right corner front two rows (as seen from the podium) are reserved for military commanders. The US knows that if it is strong and a global power, it is because of its military prowess. If it is able to implement a world order that ensures supremacy, dominance and protection of vital national interests the US, it is certainly a strong military.
Strengthening of Economic and Strategic Bonds Between Uzbekistan and India
Dilorom Mamatkulova writes, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to India demonstrated a new positive vibrancy in Uzbek-Indian relations. The visit showed that Uzbek-Indian relations has been developing constructively based on the common interests.
Maj Gen YK Gera (Retd) writes, the Royal Air Force Air Command has been made responsible for securing, controlling and enabling the space environment for all joint users of space and to lead engagement with allies and other government departments and colleagues in Joint Forces Command.
UN warns Bangladesh Rohingya Long-Term Stay Likely
Brig Narender writes, Presence of such a large number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh itself is a security threat to India. The youths are an easy target of radicals and Islamic terrorists. The Arakan Liberation Army is already active in Rakhine State and may soon find their foot prints in Bangladesh and North east India.
Lt Gen Ghanshyam Singh Katoch paints an alternative scenario for Afghanistan if the the US persists with its withdrawal plan. He suggests a new equation between India-Pakistan and the Taliban led government.
Col Shaman writes It is to the credit of Pakistan media that it has withstood strong challenges in the past with fortitude despite repeated campaign of disinformation, slander and libel, hate and virtual incitement to violence against media houses and persons by the all-powerful establishment.
The Indian premier’s statement will now ensure is that the cutting edge of the Indian Armed Forces will get technologically upgraded to face the challenges of a digitized battle field, writes Col. Sanjeev Relia