Lt Gen Ghanshyam Singh Katoch, PVSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd) writes, the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A is a fait accompli. The existence of the LoC for 74 years and the almost complete amalgamation of the parts of erstwhile J&K State held by India and Pakistan with their respective countries, is in the view of this piece, something which cannot be reversed or is not worth attempting to reverse.
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.