Category Archives: Non-traditional security

Climate Change and Low-Carbon: China’s New Growth Engines; By Raakhee Suryaprakash

CAS article no. 0147/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S)  September 2016 has been a busy month on the front of ratifying the Paris Climate Change Accord. First, at the G20 summit held in low-carbon city Hangzhou, China, the presidents of China and the United States announced that they have both ratified their country’s commitments made in the Paris Agreement in December 2015. On September 13, 2016, Brazil, Latin… Read Article →

India-China Engagement: Disturbing Divergence; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0131/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Indian prime minister Narendra  Modi started  his tenure just over two years ago with a message of goodwill and partnership in development with India’s neighbours ,including China. Soon after, Chinese president XI Jinping made his maiden visit to India. The red-carpet welcome to Xi in Modi’s home state of Gujarat was unprecedented in warmth –  photographs of the two of… Read Article →

Left Wing Extremism still foremost threat to India’s internal security; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0126/2016 Courtesy: The Indian Saga , July 25 2016 Exactly a week ago, Left Wing Extremists (LWE) lured, ambushed and killed 10 commandos of elite 205th Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a fierce gunfight at Chakarbanda-Dumarinala forest in Aurangabad district of Bihar. The valiant CoBRA commandos managed to kill three extremists and injured five, although the Maoists had advantage of… Read Article →

India and China Moving Towards Becoming Chindia; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0087/2016 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe  From conflict to cooperation, the concept of Chindia seems to be the new mantra in the Sino-Indian relationship today. When leaders of India & China meet they represent more than one third world population, two fastest growing economies, having biggest militaries and leading consumers of energy, consequently their relations cordial or hostile effect not only the region but the whole world…. Read Article →

Pakistan’s double-game stands exposed again: Killing of Afghan Taliban chief; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0085/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor  Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the Afghan Taliban chief who was killed in a drone attack on May 21 in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan was a hardliner and averse to the idea of any negotiations. He refused to participate in the Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (QCG) constituted to initiate peaceful negotiations. In fact, instead of taking part in peace talks, under his leadership,… Read Article →

Killing of Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour will Damage US-Pakistan ties; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0079/2016 Courtesy: India Today opinion portal Daily O  The death of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike carried out 81km inside Pakistan in North Waziristan, on May 21, without prior intimation to Pakistanm could become a game changer in the AfPak region. Even before Mansour’s death was confirmed, Pakistan summoned the US ambassador and lodged a protest against the drone attack violating… Read Article →

India – Myanmar – China Defense Relations; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0074/2016 Courtesy: Mizzima Weekly, Issue 20, Vol. 5, May 19 2016.  Myanmar holds immense strategic significance for both India and China. China seeks to establish a stronger presence in the Indian Ocean Region and Myanmar offers a promising base. The land of the Golden Pagoda also offers a golden opportunity for China to militarily encircle India. Beijing is not concerned only about the Indian factor when consolidating… Read Article →

ISI-sponsored Drug Menace in Punjab a Security Nightmare for India; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0025/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The Pakistani military-controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is pumping illegal drugs of more than Rs.7500 crores (USD1100 million) every year into the state of Punjab in India. In doing so, the nefarious ISI is killing many birds with a single stone. Firstly, the illegal money generated through drug trafficking is utilized in funding numerous terrorist outfits which carry out terrorist activities in… Read Article →