Sandeep Jain writes: For China also a slowdown of economic relations with USA comes at a cost. The Chinese economy runs the risk of stagnating unless it can quickly find new avenues of revenue in other countries. OBOR is a step in that direction.
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Cashless Economy : A National Security Perspective
Anurag Dwivedi writes: Closer home, the demonetization narrative has shifted to cashless economy and digital transactions. Cyber security related concerns have rightly been flagged but the focus is more on security of individual financial transactions whereas the national security dimension has mostly been overlooked.
CPEC- An economic Game Changer or Strategic Gamble
Gen Asthana writes: While Pakistan is overjoyed to expect a windfall of economic bounty, was very quick to announce the Chinese Naval deployment in Gwadar, and over assured presence of Chinese military to secure their Lines of Communication and related SLOC, with release of such statements.
National Instrument of Last Resort: Need to Restore Honor and Status of Military Dented by Central Pay Commissions
Major General S B Asthana,SM, VSM (Retd) writes: The smartest move by Civil Services has been that they have been able to get all their allowances fixed as percentage of basic pay in various CPCs, which ensures automatic hike, whenever basic pay increases.
BRICS 8th Annual Summit at Goa
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma writes: Engaging with BRICS gives India diplomatic space to adjust its relations with the major and emerging powers and consolidate on issues where there is convergence of interests.