Friday, August 17, 2018

       The Doklam standoff was a watershed moment in the history of Sino–Indian border tension, just like the Sumdorong Chu escalation by Gen K Sundarji in 1987.  Last year, India's abrupt disruption of Chinese road construction (extension) in Bhutan's Doklam...
In August 2017, the New York branch of HBL Pakistan (HBL), Pakistan’s largest State-owned Bank was fined $225 million by New York State's Department of Financial Services (DFS) 'for failure to comply with laws and regulations designed to combat...
  Barely 10 days into the East Ghouta offensive, the Tiger Forces and the Republican Guard have managed to penetrate deep into Jaish al-Islam’s (JAI's) logistic and communication line in the centre of the rebel-held bastion. The entire 12 km...
With the end of the Abu Duhur offensive, and the Russian-Turkish de-escalation agreement sketched in Sochi, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is now prioritizing different targets. With Greater Idlib, the last major stronghold of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) severely reduced in...
  The actions of President Abdulla Yameen's administration in the Maldives are emerging as a major new sticking point between India and China in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Even as the India-led international community wants the situation in the...
K. Vijay Kumar (IPS retd), is a former Director General of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and was Chief of the Special Task Force that brought down the notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in difficult jungle terrain during Operation...
  Stone pelting has become the weapon of choice for separatists in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). However, it must be noted that this tactic was actually first proposed for use in the Kashmir Valley (KV) by...
My previous article on the performance of Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan mentioned that two Chinese soldiers were killed during the four days of violence in Juba, prompting the rest of the Chinese troops to run away from their...
So I came across THIS 2015 news report, some days ago. A piece that I found 'very' interesting. The headline is catchy enough – ‘UN peacekeepers refused to help as aid workers were raped in South Sudan’. But it is the second...
It has been understood since at least 1988, which was when the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) first started work on a road towards Yatung, that China’s primary aims in the Chumbi Valley (CV) were two-fold: First, to...

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