Category Archives: India

Modi’s Interlocutor Will Talk With Position Of Strength; By J.K Verma

CAS article no. 0048/2017 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe No prizes for guessing the top news which set a lot of minds pondering in the month gone by. The news that the Central government has appointed former Intelligence Bureau Director Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor on Kashmir when terrorists are on run and losing ground in the state, indicates that the government wants to settle Kashmir issue once for all. As large numbers of… Read Article →

Solution Of Afghan Problem Lies In Nailing “Terroristan”; By J.K Verma

CAS article no. 0047/2017 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe US President Donald J Trump threatened Pakistan that it must change its policies. “No partnership can survive” if the country is “harbouring militants and terrorists who target US service members and officials.” Trump also stated that India should give more economic aid and developmental assistance to Afghanistan and can play significant role in the region. On August 21, 2017 US President… Read Article →

Rohingya Refugees: A Security Threat To India; By J.K Verma

CAS article no. 0045/2017 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe Ethnic cleansing hits headlines in the western world media but little realisation is that mass migration of the  result of this in the neighbouring nations through porous borders triggers a crisis which might reflect in more than one serious forms. The global media currently has a news peg and Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims exodus just refuses to become a number two headline…. Read Article →

Doklam Standoff and its Strategic Implications on Asia; By Sudhir Singh

CAS article no. 0042/2017 The ongoing Doklam issue which started on June 16 2017, concerns disputed area in Bhutan. Doklam is situated at the trijunction of India, Tibet and Bhutan. This area which is claimed by China is proximal to India and particularly overlooks the ‘chicken’s neck corridor’ which connects the Indian mainland to the Northeast states. China’s govenment made this move thinking that Bhutan would not oppose Beijing’s extension… Read Article →

There is a Method in China’s Doklam Stand; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0040/2017 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  The basic issue is of making President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” a success. This a hugely ambitious project that he has launched and he cannot fail. And at the moment, he cannot back off on Doklam. The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is coming up in late October or November this year, where he will be re-elected with… Read Article →

Right of Innocent Passage for Fishing Vessels: Issues and Challenges; By Commodore R. S. Vasan IN (Retd.)

CAS article no. 0036/2017 Courtesy: National Maritime Foundation There have been a few recent arrests of Sri Lankan vessels by the Indian Coast Guard while returning after fishing in international waters. Twenty nine fishermen with the vessels were also arrested on 27 April 2017 by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency on charges of trespassing (see). Such arrests of fishers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indiaby the respective maritime security agencies… Read Article →

Pak Army Needs a Blunt Message, Time for Niceties Is Over; By J. K. Verma

CAS article no. 0034/2017 Courtesy: The India Saga Pakistan Army’s rogue Border Action Team (BAT) which consists of regulars of Pak army and terrorists of various outfits not only killed but mutilated  the bodies of two Indian soldiers at Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district in Jammu region early this week, sparking a national outrage over the reprehensible and inhuman act.    The military controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) created… Read Article →

India Should Clip the Spreading Wings of Islamic State; By J. K. Verma

CAS article no. 0031/2017 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe  India needs a comprehensive plan to deal with IS & rising radicalization. The myth that Islamic State has no roots in India is shattered time and again and it is high time when Indian security agencies especially intelligence organisations of Centre as well as of State governments create special cells to collect actionable intelligence pertaining to various terrorist outfits especially Islamic… Read Article →

China’s Increasing Role in World Affairs; By Mr. M. R. Sivaraman

CAS article no. 0030/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies China is once again in the limelight with the US government bent on forcing North Korea into submission and disabling it to an extent that it does not flex its muscles against its neighbours and periodically threaten the US with a nuclear strike. China for its own reasons has fostered and nurtured North Korea perhaps as a bulwark against the… Read Article →

Sukma once again, LWE is single biggest threat to India’s internal security ; By JK Verma

CAS article no. 0029/2017 Courtesy: The India Saga As many as 26 valiant Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were mercilessly killed by well-armed Naxalites in one of the deadliest attack in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh on April 24.  More than 300 Maoists armed with lethal weapons attacked CRPF contingent of 99 personnel of 74th Battalion. These CRPF men were safeguarding the construction of a road which connects Burkapal and… Read Article →