Commentaries & Articles
Galwan: A Centrepiece of CPC’s Military Propaganda
A standoff between India and China that started in May 2020, eventually leading up to the deadly clashes on June 15, saw 20 and 4 (though some reports put PLA’s toll at 38-40 killed) soldiers reported dead by India and China respectively. Although disputes and standoffs have occurred between the two countries in recent years such as the Daulat Beg Oldi incident in 2013, Chumar standoff in 2014 and the Doklam standoff in 2017, none have had as much of a sustained impact on the Sino-Indian relationship as the Galwan incident.
Transforming-transformation into neo-Army
The essence of transformation in the military is to create a marked change in its character or form – mostly for the better, and moving away from the legacy systems. Normally this transforming transformation perspective is relevant to ‘how we will fight’ component of military transformation. Transforming visions are normally united in the view of new and better ships, tanks and fighters.
संकटग्रस्त समुद्री पड़ोसी की मदद में: भारत और श्रीलंकाई वित्तीय संकट
भारत के पड़ोसी देश पाकिस्तान और श्रीलंका गंभीर आर्थिक-राजनीतिक संकट से जूझ रहे हैं। इनमें पाकिस्तान तो हठपूर्वक अपनी आत्म-पराजय कराने की जिद में खुद को लगातार प्रताड़ित कर रहा है, वहीं श्रीलंका अपने विकल्प की ढालुवां पगडंडी पर पाता है। वह 1948 में आजादी हासिल करने के बाद से अब तक के सबसे बड़े आर्थिक संकट का सामना कर रहा है।
Should India Worry about Russia-China partnership post-Ukraine Crisis?
Russia and China have developed a strong understanding after Russia launched its special military operation on 24 February 2022 in Ukraine. This single Russian military action has injected a huge dramatic turnaround in the diplomatic initiatives and foreign policy fronts in many countries of the world. While talks about NATO’s expansion with possible induction of Sweden and Finland have unnerved President Putin of Russia, some Scandinavian countries have already abandoned their policy of pacifism.
Troubled Times Ahead for China and Xi Jinping
China is headed for a difficult period. A variety of factors have converged to make this a potentially volatile period. With barely six months to go for the crucial 20th Party Congress, it will be a period of particularly heightened concern for Chinese President Xi Jinping. This especially as he has been in charge of the economic and foreign policy portfolios, both being areas where major problems loom. Chinese academics and strategists have for some years blamed Xi for China's deteriorating relations with the US.
The Presence of Islamic State-Khurasan Province in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan
नाततायिवधे दोषो हन्तुर्भवति कश्चन । प्रकाशं वाप्रकाशं वा मन्युस्तं मन्युमृच्छति ॥
[Translation: No evil of any kind accrues to the slayer for killing a desperado, either openly or secretly; as it is only Fury recoiling upon Fury.]
                                                                                      - Manusmriti Verse 8.351
The CSTO and Collective Security in Eurasia
Background
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russia-led Eurasian security bloc, has acquired considerable traction in recent years due to the rapidly changing regional security situation in the Eurasian region. The annual CSTO Summit was held in Moscow on May 16, 2022. Even though Armenia currently chairs the CSTO, the Summit was held in Kremlin, Moscow.
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