• 14 April, 2024
Geopolitics & National Security
Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)
Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia, PVSM, AVSM, SM, (Retd), is a former Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Indian Army.  He writes on wide ranging subjects such as Regional and National Security, International Relations, Special Operations, Human Resource Development, Operational Philosophy, and Multi Domain warfare.

Articles Lists


The May 2020 forward deployment along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by the PLA in Eastern Ladakh is China’s ‘HIMALAYAN BLUNDER’ of immense Geopolitical and Geostrategic dimensions which will impact and impede her aspirations of a bipolar world. Looking at the emerging world order, as China

Tour of Duty – A Regressive Reform

“The Indian soldier costs the minimum and delivers the maximum” It is often said that the only recipe for a certain victory in the war would be American military hardware, British doctrines, German generals, INDIAN SOLDIERS and an Italian enemy.  The commitment, dedication, zeal and professi

Ghost of Galwan Returns to Haunt China

The Ghost of Galwan returned to haunt China and the People's Liberation Army (PLA), just as China prepared to showcase the controversial opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2022 at Beijing on the fourth of February.  Qi Fabao, a Regimental Commander of the PLA who was by China’s own reluctant

Galwan – China Got it Wrong, Again!

Global Times, owned by the ‘People’s Daily’ the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist party (CCP), tweeted on the new year “In the Galwan Valley near the border with India, under the characters “Never yield an inch of land,” PLA soldiers send new year greetings to Chinese people on January

LAC : China’s Strategic Misadventure

China reinforcing her strategic misadventure along the India - China Line of Actual Control (LAC) passed a new ‘Land Border Law’ on 23 October 2021, effective 01 January 2022. The timing of the passing of the Law has a direct correlation with ongoing standoff between the world's two largest armi

LAC – Condescending China Faces a Resolute India

The 13th round of talks at Moldo (Chinese side), on 10 October 21 between Lt Gen PGK Menon, Corps Commander 14 Corps and his counterpart the South Xinjiang Military District chief failed to make any further breakthrough in the 17 month long ‘Standoff’. A disengagement at Hot Springs / Patrol Poi

Pakistan Riding the Taliban Tiger

“He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount” - Chinese Proverb The accepted Westphalian sovereign international order of State responsibility and westernised societal behaviour stands threatened by the rise of revisionist states operating with sponsored non-state entities to create political