• 03 March, 2024
Geopolitics & National Security

China and PLA


Even as full-blown wars such as the ones between Russia and Ukraine, and between Israel and Hamas, rage without decisive results, there are many situations around the world which remain…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

The IAF’s Transformation into the Indian Air and Space Force

The recently initiated renaming of the Indian Air Force to Indian Air and Space Force has drawn attention from many quarters. It is exactly a decade ago that one of…

By Air Marshal (Dr) Diptendu Choudhury (Retd) PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM


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…

By Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Stability and Succession in Tibet

In 2011, Xi Jinping, then Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China, stated that China should “govern the nation by governing the borders; govern the borders by first stabilizing Tibet;…

By Claude Arpi

Where is China Going?

Soon the Games are over. The Emperor of China, Xi Jinping, with his colleagues of the Politburo, had planned a grand show to prove to the world that the Middle…

By Claude Arpi

China’s Invasion of Taiwan – Opportunity for India

Today China has over 350 ships and submarines (130 major surface components), numerically making it the largest Navy globally. These extraordinary Chinese naval expansions are not there to recreate the…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Xi Jinping’s Record Promotion of Generals – Loyalty or Insecurity?

Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, promoted seven officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to the rank of General on January 21,…

By Vikram Sood

China’s New Border Law – For What?

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) seems to be in turmoil. Constant changes have been taking place at the highest level, particularly with the generals posted on the border with India;…

By Claude Arpi

Strike China and Save the World: Part 1 – The Timing

Employing force to contain aggression is a well-known strategy. The timely dominance of an aggressor can save a nation from a very painful future. India has seen this first hand…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Tumbling Evergrande Caged Tech Giants: China Much Desperate More Dangerous

"War is nothing but a continuation of politics with the admixture of other means.” ― Carl von Clausewitz, On War An ancient Chinese stratagem advises military leaders: “Loot a burning house.” The…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Quad as Bulwark Against an Aggressive Dragon

There is heightened expectation as US President, Joe Biden is preparing to host the first, ‘in person’ Quad leaders’ summit, on 24th September 2021 at White House.  Besides host USA,…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

China Appoints New Commander Western Theatre Command – What India Should Read Into the Move

From the days of Arjuna or Alexander, every side has spent time and effort to know about opposing commander/s and understanding the whys and wherefores of what drives them, what…

By Brigadier Sanal Kumar (Retd)