• 22 June, 2024
Foreign Affairs, Geopolitics & National Security
Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma
Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma

Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma served for forty years in Indian Army and commanded the Fire and Fury Corps in Ladakh. He was Adjutant General of the Indian Army, and is currently DISTINGUISHED FELLOW with CLAWS. He is a prolific writer and lectures on geo-strategic and military matters. 

Articles Lists

‘Eroding Basis Of Bilateral Relations’ – Chinese Policy Is Institutional!

On 27 April 2023, on the sidelines of the SCO Defence Ministers Meeting, the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in as clear and candid manner as can be told the Chinese Defence Minister Gen Li Shangfu that China’s Violation of LAC has ‘eroded entire basis of bilateral relations.’  The visi

‘Threat in Being’ at LAC- Are India-China Macro Bilateral Ties on Track?

Zha Liyou, China's Consul-General at Kolkata recently stated that "macro bilateral ties" with India are coming back on track. Another senior Chinese diplomat in India has called the border situation between the two countries "stable" bringing the border situation to "normalised management and contro

Are China- Pakistan Relations Cooling Off?

View of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad ‘All-weather friendship that is higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, stronger than steel and sweeter than honey’ is the rhetoric in China-Pakistan relations that has been worn threadbare by constancy of usage! There are dichotomies and contradictio

Agnipath, and the Changing Character of Army’s Rank and File!

The writing on the wall clearly indicates that the decision to implement the ‘Tour of Duty,’ called Agnipath, in the Army has been taken and the implementation modalities are being worked out. The issue has also been extensively debated in media, and in summation the rationale for the same is th

Complexities of Chinese “New Era” Along Indian Northern Borders

On 01 July 2021 President Xi clearly threatened that "no one should underestimate" the will of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity.  A very large number of incursions lately by the Chinese military aircrafts to Taiwan's air defence identification zone a