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Turmoil in Afghanistan and India’s Calibrated Steps

As the dust settles on the erstwhile Kingdom of Gandhara, the attention shifts from the ongoing evacuation and the so-called American blunder, to ‘what next?’. Distant nations in the European…

China, Pakistan and Their Secret Wars in Afghanistan

China, Pakistan and Their Secret Wars in Afghanistan Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd) In 2014 then US President Obama announced that he plans to cut the 34000 strong American forces in…

Integrated Theatre Commands: India Needs to Think Big

Integrated Theatre Commands: India Needs to Think Big Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd) The United States was the first country to start working on the concept of jointmanship among all the…

Chinese Communist Party: 100 Years, 10 Lies

Chinese Communist Party: 100 Years, 10 Lies Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd) Could anyone imagine that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) founder Mao Zedong forgot that the first party congress was…

When the Hunters Became the Hunted: The Galwan Valour

When the Hunters Became the Hunted: The Galwan Valour On the fateful night of 15 June 2020, the infamous Galwan Valley reverberated with 16 Bihar regiment’s war cry ‘Bajrang Bali…

04 June 1989: The Date CCP Wants to Forget

04 June 1989: The Date CCP Wants to Forget China was going through massive changes in the 80s. The Chinese Communist Party had opened up its economy to foreign investment. Leaders…

The Promise of India

The Promise of India For over a decade India and China have been touted as the next superpowers. The notion of India as a “rising global power” received broader acknowledgment…

India-China Cyber Asymmetry: Act Now

India-China Cyber Asymmetry: Act Now This is a regular working day in Mumbai, India. The lines outside the ATMs and Bank tellers are getting serpentine, and people are losing their…

Chinese checkers in the Middle East: Play or Perish

Chinese checkers in the Middle East: Play or Perish As the United States vacates some of the foreign outposts, China is moving in to fill up the vacuum at a…

China’s Rare-Earth Dominance – A Death Knell for Free World

“Change is constant, but no amount of change will turn the attitude of vulture to that of eagle.”  ― Bamigboye Olurotimi Over the past several decades, while the United States…

Damocles Sword: The Everlasting Threat of Pakistan Losing Its Nukes

In November 2007, in South Africa’s nuclear research facility Pelindaba, two armed squads attacked from opposite sides of the site. The first squad got through a 10,000-volt security fence. They…

2021: The Year of Disruptive Technologies and New Blocks

If 2020 was the year of pandemic then 2021 will be the year of creation of new blocks and disruptive technologies. Countries like China will take advantage of a vulnerable…