India’s Three Wars

China has a concept of — “Six Wars China Must Fight in Fifty Years.” That means there is no peaceful coexistence with China in its current form. Similarly, the Pakistani army has shown that to prove their worthiness they will indulge in any activity, be it terrorism or looting their own country’s wealth. Therefore, expecting … Continue reading India’s Three Wars

Indian Military Reforms: Delays, Dispassion and Dissociation

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will attend the Combined Commanders’ Conference in Karwar in March 2023. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Anil Chauhan will also be present. It is expected that the Indian military leadership will take decisive steps towards creating the much-awaited military theatre commands during this meeting. Three services are likely to … Continue reading Indian Military Reforms: Delays, Dispassion and Dissociation

Mis En Seine

My kind  husband woke me at 7 this morning —with coffee!—so I could see our departure from Rouen.  It was pitch dark then; now I’m sitting by our picture window at the stern, watching the heavily wooded banks of the Seine, their white limestone cliffs,  slide by as we head for Les Andelys.(The limestone is … Continue reading Mis En Seine

American Deep State Out to Sabotage India-USA Relationship? 

Recently the US embassy in Islamabad went on a social media overdrive. In a series of tweets over three days, they highlighted the US ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome’s 2-4 October visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). This was the second high-profile visit by any U.S. official since April. Despite knowing the sensitivities associated with PoK, Blome … Continue reading American Deep State Out to Sabotage India-USA Relationship? 

Coronation Of Emperor Xi and The World Thereafter

A few days ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s arrest news took social media by storm. The atmosphere was jubilant as if the whole world looked forward to Xi’s exit. The rumor turned out to be fake news; Xi’s third term looks secured. So, what would the world & China look like after Xi’s coronation. My … Continue reading Coronation Of Emperor Xi and The World Thereafter

When Beijing Was Burning Xi was Playing Personal Games 

A great fire destroyed Rome for six days in the summer of AD 64. Famous Roman historian of that time, Tacitus, recorded that 70 percent of the city was destroyed and half of the city’s residents were displaced. Roman ruler Nero was accused of being indifferent, ineffective, and careless. The end result of this neglect … Continue reading When Beijing Was Burning Xi was Playing Personal Games 

A Quad Of A New Kind: Tech Quad  

Machines, big and small, all rely on one component, semiconductor. Be it computers, telecommunications, household appliances, banking, security, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and last but not least, war-making machinery, all depend upon semiconductors. So, it won’t be unreasonable to say that the country that controls the semiconductors controls the future. Do you know, just like Rare … Continue reading A Quad Of A New Kind: Tech Quad  

China’s New Aircraft Carrier Fujian: Hit or Miss

While the United States was wrapping up its Valiant Shield 2022 exercise on 17 June, China launched its third aircraft carrier with all the fanfare. The launch was postponed twice due to logistical and technical issues. The aircraft carrier has been named Fujian with the hull number 18. It has been under construction at the world’s largest … Continue reading China’s New Aircraft Carrier Fujian: Hit or Miss

Xi’s Re-election: Opportunity For World, Curse For China

China is gearing up for the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to be held later this year. According to the consensus view, President Xi Jinping’s historic bid for a third term as the party’s General Secretary is assured. The Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, doesn’t have much … Continue reading Xi’s Re-election: Opportunity For World, Curse For China