Xi Jinping Warns Any Attempt to Split China Is ‘Doomed To Fail’
Brig Narender Kumar Writes: Xi is making concerted efforts to send a message to the nation that “achieving total unity is the collective hope of all Chinese people”. Such assertions from Xi are aimed to quell opposition of his appointment as President for life and also to suppress any uprising if triggered by his opponents within the country. However, instead of directly targeting his nemesis within his party he is trying to deflect the blame on separatist of Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Subhasish Writes: In recent decades, due to global warming, the Arctic region has witnessed the decline of the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean. This has opened up opportunities to commercially utilise the three Arctic maritime routes, exploit the natural resources of the region and transform global shipping patterns.
Jammu and Kashmir shouldn’t be seen as a Political Issue: Haseeb Drabu
Narender writes, Survival of political parties in Jammu & Kashmir depends upon repeating the lie every day that Jammu and Kashmir is unresolved political issue that has been muddied by Pakistan. Every time there are elections rhetoric reaches crescendo describing Kashmir as a conflict state to reap political dividends.
Joint USI-CIPRI (YCAR, York University), Canada Discussion on Non-Traditional Concerns
A joint USI-CIPRI (YCAR, York University), Canada discussion on “Non-Traditional Concerns” was organised on 07 March 2018 at USI. Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM,(Retd), Distinguished Fellow , USI commenced the […]
Subhashish writes, In the backdrop of the four day visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India, is an evolving story of the maritime presence of France and United Kingdom in the Indo-Pacific region.
Xi has the “Mandate of Heaven” in the “Middle Kingdom”
Nihar writes, with the scrapping of two-term limit on presidency, as made public by CPC central committee on 25 Feb 2018, it’s quite apparent that, Xi is going to continue at the helm at least till 2027. It seems that Xi has assumed the “Mandate of Heaven (tianming)”- the responsibility to maintain order and harmony in the world.
China’s Protest of Indian PM’s Arunachal Visit Exposes Its Hypocrisy of “Peaceful Rise” Theory
Nihar writes, recent protest by China regarding PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal, and the border violation attempts may seem to be normal and routine. However the tone and tenor of recent protests, combined with the increased frequency of transgressions (according to official statistics, there were 415 border violations in 2017 with 216 of them leading to face-offs between the troops) tells a different story and arguably reveals that, these are deliberate and well thought out strategy being adopted by Beijing as part of their three warfare strategy.
Army ‘Hammering and Bleeding’ Pakistan Forces along LoC: Government Sources
Narender writes, Tthere is no wisdom in fighting hybrid and irregular war with regular forces. Hybrid must be fought by hybrid resources and irregulars could be fought with hybrid resources. Soviet Union lost Afghan war because they fought irregulars with regulars and that resulted in one of the biggest military reversals in the 20th century.
Yes! The Sunni Arab states have cleared all doubts and misapprehensions. They are going after the ISIS, even if that upsets the Sunni-Shia balance of power in Iraq and Syria. In spite of all the criticism, Obama’s campaign against the ISIS has taken off!
News headlines, like ‘India Mars Mission Amidst Overwhelming Poverty,’ ‘Is India’s Mars mission the latest escalation in Asia’s space race?’ etc., are hogging Western electronic and print media in a bid to discredit India’s spectacular achievement by creating a false debate.