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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)

The Importance of Tibet – ‘Ethnic Work’ in Progress

Why are Members of the politburo of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee so attracted by Tibet these days? During the last two months, ten out of the…

By Mr Claude Arpi

The “Foreign Hand” – Hybrid Warfare by China and What India Should Expect

By now, discerning public in India are in the process of one, admitting the fact that “Hindi Chinni bhai bhai ” is dead (even though it never, ever, lived outside…

By Brigadier Sanal Kumar (Retd)

Unleashing Reforms, Xi Returns to China’s Socialist Roots

BEIJING (Reuters) -When Xi Jinping took command of the Communist Party in late 2012 and proclaimed "only socialism can save China", it was largely ignored as the perfunctory mention of…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

An Old Kinship and India-China Relation

An Old Kinship and India-China Relation Mr Claude Arpi For centuries India and Tibet shared values, not only in the spiritual realm (Mt Kailash, the sacred mountain of the Hindus…

Counter to Xi Jinping’s Gamble

Counter to Xi Jinping's Gamble Prof MD Nalapat General Secretary Xi Jinping, the head of the Communist Party of China since 2012, is playing a game of poker with the…

Discerning China’s Game Plan

Discerning China's Game Plan “Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world” - Napoleon Bonaparte Exactly a year ago, China in a surprise move occupied Finger…

Can India-Pakistan Military Drive Peace Initiative

Can India-Pakistan Military Drive Peace Initiative                                  “In the midst of chaos, there is also…