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
United States Outmanoeuvres Russia Once Again?
In a recent briefing, the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Avril Haines warned, “I would characterize it as the Russians aren’t winning, and the Ukrainians aren’t winning, and we’re at a bit of a stalemate here.” So, where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading? What is Russian President Putin planning next? Is Europe ready for it? Are … Continue reading United States Outmanoeuvres Russia Once Again?
How Russia-Ukraine Copied Finland War Without Lessons
Finland is a unique country with a distinct language and culture. However, its possession was always contested between Sweden and Russia. Though Finland mainly remained under Swedish control in 1809, it was annexed by Russia. Using the end of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution in late 1917, Finland declared its independence from the … Continue reading How Russia-Ukraine Copied Finland War Without Lessons
Ukraine: One Chessboard, One Master
The United States left Afghanistan on 30 August 2021. Most people thought that the USA was running away. However, they were leaving Afghanistan in a planned manner, only for an untrained eye it looked like the US was running away. So why were they leaving. The idea was brilliant. With the Taliban at the helm … Continue reading Ukraine: One Chessboard, One Master
Ukraine Conflict and India’s Hard Choices
On 24th January 2022, I assessed and tweeted from my account (@InsightGL) that Russia will invade Ukraine after 20th February, the closing day of the disastrous Beijing Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, my predictions came true, and activities started on 21st February. The invasion of Ukraine is part of history now. The question, “Who to side with”, has already put many nations … Continue reading Ukraine Conflict and India’s Hard Choices
Should India Be Worried About Russia-China Bonhomie ?
Many analysts in the neighborhood of China show anxiety over the Russia-China bonhomie. Their concerns are valid, but the reasons are not. All these countries need not worry but rather be vigilant so that the fast-changing geopolitical vista doesn’t spring surprises. I (@InsightGL) present an in-depth analysis on India’s premier ‘Think-Tank’ organization Chanakya Forum: https://chanakyaforum.com/should-india-be-worried-about-russia-china-bonhomie/#comment-10404
5G Technology on Collision Course With Aviation ?
It all started with the launch of the 5G cell phone service in the United States on 19 January 2022. Despite years of lead time, things hadn’t moved the way they should have been. A feud broke out between telecommunication companies and the aviation industry over the issue of interference from high-speed wireless services with … Continue reading 5G Technology on Collision Course With Aviation ?
China Is Preparing For The Next Pandemic, Are We ?
A hypothetical scenario: The year is 2030. It’s been five years since you or your family members have stepped outside your home. It’s too dangerous out there. This pandemic is deadlier than anything humanity has seen before. Death is lurking in every corner of the city. It requires special gear to move in the dangerous … Continue reading China Is Preparing For The Next Pandemic, Are We ?
Crystal Gazing 2022: India and The World
If we thought 2020 and 2021 presented uncertainties then 2022 is here to surprise all of us. It could be remembered as one of the most complex, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous years in the recent past. COVID-19, oil crossing $100/barrel, Iran-US nuclear talks, Iran-Israel tension, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, cryptocurrency, and militarization of outer … Continue reading Crystal Gazing 2022: India and The World
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