A new geopolitical reality making in South Asia

RAKESH DATTA Politics has no sustainability. Geography has, but is a great pendulum notwithstanding its marked value. Given the geopolitical trends in South Asia it was divided between USA and erstwhile USSR. While Pakistan was American blue-eyed India kept struggling for US proximity, but was tied to her Foreign Policies compulsions. US indeed wanted her share […]

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LCA as a game changer

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), currently being developed by HAL and DRDO in which Indian Air Force is a partner and a lone customer, should be given top priority for mass production and export. The LCA, which has taken enormous time and had undergone immense technological changes, is a potential platform for IAF. Therefore even […]

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Providing Stability

Cambodia makes good economic progress and politically stable  Since Cambodia is all set to go for polls in July, there are many issues involving Cambodian politics which have become hot topics. Cambodia may be facing lot of criticism by international rights groups and media for not upholding democracy in the country but Cambodian Prime Minister […]

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Piercing eyes

Trends of Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology The key determinant of success in conflict in the 21st century is likely to be the effective use of information, rather than brute combat power. Information, at least as much as hot lead and high explosive, will be a weapon of war. Precision engagement will demand precise information. […]

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Reducing risks

Unmanned Ground Vehicle deployment in battlefield   Since more militaries are looking for hitech unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), the global UGV market is going to grow in view of technological advancements which can improve the UGV functionality and autonomic decision making capabilities for complex remote operations. UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) systems, which inherently are more […]

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Terror instrument

China’s geopolitical game plan Ever since Pakistan facilitated the secret visit of US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to Beijing in July 1971, China has played a major role in forging the security doctrine of Pakistan. Be it in creating the nuclear shield and encouraging North Korea to provide the nuclear warhead delivery missiles to […]

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Opening front

Impact of Chinese economic corridor through PoK Political turmoil is rampant on both sides of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. China and Pakistan have held joint military exercises in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir with absolutely ineffectual posturing by the Government of India. Expecting the Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP to assert its sovereignty over the whole […]

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Cheap mindset

NSG fall out: China’s counter move to stop India at global stage China has become a teacher in matters pertaining to non proliferation regime and issues involving its conduct among technologically superior nations who are holding signing of NPT as criteria for entering into NSG club. In contrary China is one of the biggest proliferators […]

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Neutralizing threat

Chinese infrastructure along Indian borders As prime Indian military objective in the event of an outbreak of hostilities between a Pakistan-China collusive alliance against India, STRATEGIC AFFAIRS in its March-April issue, has already pinpointed the Karakoram Highway/railway/pipeline alignment through Pakistan and China-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Breaking this link at several geologically difficult portions can render […]

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First move

Cutting Lhasa-Xinjiang road connectivity A nation that feels itself hemmed in by hostile neighbors needs to look for ways to preserve its own national interests through diplomatic means before it rushes into a conflict situation that will exacerbate the collusive arrangement that it sees as a threat. In the case of India, the China-Pak Economic […]

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