• 17 July, 2024
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China’s 2024 Threat To Indian Democracy

The Indian state of Karnataka went to elections on May 2023. It was surprising to note how the Chinese media gave coverage to a state election in India, a phenomenon…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

China’s Invisible War With India And The World

On 15 June 2020, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) backstabbed the Indian Army patrolling team during the Galwan Valley Clash. The whole nation was angry, but the flag-bearers of the India-China Friendship…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Threat Of Chinese Rocket Force And The Indian Options

The recently leaked U.S. intelligence documents have an aspect that is overlooked by many — the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF). The leaked top-secret documents reveal a report by…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

A War With China – Is India Prepared?

Col Grant Newsham’s new book “When China Attacks: A Warning to America,” is a wake-up call for the United States. The book argues that the dispute between the US and…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Lessons For India: From Russia And China With Love

In January 2022, I predicted the exact timeline of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The United States was the only country that was making noise about the imminent Russian attack on Ukraine.…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

The Battle of Balloon and Missing Stanislav Petrov

At the height of cold-war, on September 26, 1983, Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov was on duty monitoring the early-warning system codenamed Oko, or Eye. Its function was to detect…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

India’s Three Wars

On January 18, 2023, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video conversation with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops. He inspected the combat readiness of the troops stationed at Kunjirap…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Indian Military Reforms: Delays, Dispassion and Dissociation

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will attend the Combined Commanders’ Conference in Karwar in March 2023. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Anil Chauhan will also be present. It is…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

India Beware Of Copycat Chinese Air Force

In China, ‘Shanzhai’ today means imitation products that originally meant mountain stronghold. This word was originally associated with pirate factories producing duplicate products. Who knew one day, China would be…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

India Needs A Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Revolution

It is Balakot 2.0 kind of night, with a different target and different platform. It would be remembered as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) night. A swarm of decoy UAVs took…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Chinese Navy’s Advancements: Challenge Or Opportunity For India

The Chinese digital news outlet ‘The Paper’, recently published details of China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s display of a large number of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned surface vessels (USVs), and…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

American Deep State Out to Sabotage India-USA Relationship?

Recently the US embassy in Islamabad went on a social media overdrive. In a series of tweets over three days, they highlighted the US ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome’s 2-4…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)