• 01 April, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security
G S Iyer
G S Iyer
Mr G S Iyer joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1965. He has served as the Ambassador to Morocco where he was conferred the Grand Cordon of the Wisdam Alaoui by HM King Hassan II of Morocco, the highest honor of the Kingdom. He was also Ambassador to Mexico. He served as Senior Directing Staff (Foreign Service) National Defense College, New Delhi. He speaks Chinese and can read Spanish. He is a renowned author.

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India Under Attack

Threats as commonly understood in India have usually been those arising from China, Pakistan, and terrorism as the main ones. But there is another threat that has been brewing nearly 10 years and is now easily visible. Indians regularly show fashionable curiosity about the quadrennial jamboree th

India’s Quest For A Reliable Assault Rifle

In the modern contactless hi-tech warfare, do assault rifles really make that difference? This is a question stuck on the minds of many. In an era of battlefield dominance by missile, drones of all kinds and sizes, to precision & loitering ammunition with beyond the visual range having autonomou

US And The West Rearing Khalistani Snakes In Their Backyard

The origins of the Khalistani movement can be traced back to the partition era. However, it gained prominence in the 70’s under the patronage of Zia-ul-Haq. At that time Zia was the golden eyed boy of the US and Western forces so they chose to turn a blind eye towards his support for the Khalistan

Terrorism in Africa: A Threat to World Peace and Security

Terrorism is the biggest threat to world peace and security, and Africa is now facing this threat. Africa has been tormented by terrorism, with various terrorist organisations accomplishing their terror attacks all over the continent. Some prominent terrorist organisations in Africa are Boko Haram,

India’s G20 Presidency : Lessons From The Past And Opportunities For Future (Part II)

In the Part 1 of this article, we analysed the hurdles India faced due to the onset of insurgency and terrorism, as well as how coalition politics kept successive governments busy which put the foreign policy on the back-burner, thus allowing China to establish diplomatic ties not only with our imme

Russia and China Relation – Old Friends New Horizon

As Chinese president Xi Jinping who is believed to be much more comfortable staying at home has gone on his first official visit after being elected to a third term in power, the western world under American leadership keeps an eye on this much-hyped visit in both Chinese and Russian Media not becau

The Unreliable Russia-China Bond

The Chinese premier Xi Jinping’s meeting with the Russian President Putin few days ago, created a pandemonium across the globe. They have both been pillars of support for each other as they together faced the wrath of America and its NATO allies in last 2 years. Presently, the bonding between the

Artificial Intelligence In Military Systems: India Needs To Bridge The Technological Asymmetry

Swarms of robots with the ability to kill humans are no longer only the stuff of science fiction movies like the Terminator but an ‘in your face’ reality today. Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) have arrived on the battlefields across the globe. Recent armed conflicts have witnessed an

Faux Pas In Punjab

History, as Karl Marx said, “repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”. What we witnessed in the 1980s was a tragedy when, as has been rightly said, there was no such thing as government; there was the police and there were terrorists. It took more than ten years to defeat terrorism and

A Line Divided: The Frayed Edges Will Remain

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released its Annual Report 2021-22 on March 13. The report notes: "Since April-May 2020, the Chinese side undertook several attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Western Sector, which seriously disturbed the pea

Indo-Japan Security Cooperation

Indo-Japan relations are embedded in history. Exchanges between the two countries started in the sixth century BC when Buddhism travelled from India to Japan. Since establishing diplomatic ties, the two countries have enjoyed cordial relations. In 2008 India and Japan signed a Joint Declaration on S

‘Armed Co-Existence’ Redux: Analysing The Cost For China

When the Chinese decided to plan a ‘counterattack’ against India in 1962, the biggest hurdle faced by the PLA was the problem of mobilisation for a “People’s war”. Accustomed to local support in all its mobilisation plans, the campaign in Tibet was a challenge since the Han dominated PLA w