Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Law Signals China’s Intentions to Accelerate its International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0024/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Abstract To deal with the increasing challenges from terrorism to its interests both at home and abroad, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has enacted a new counter-terrorism law, stipulating inter alia formation of national and regional counter-terrorism agencies. The law contains a firm indication that the country is poised to give a big push to its international counter-terrorism cooperation;… Read Article →

Singapore Investigations Reveal Deeper Terrorist Threat to Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0023/2016 Between November 16 and December 01, 2015, Singapore authorities detained 27 Bangladeshi construction workers on charges of conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks on another country – Bangladesh, not Singapore. This was recently disclosed by   Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs. Of the 27 workers 26 were deported to Bangladesh after informing the Bangladeshi authorities. One worker is undergoing a jail sentence in Singapore, for trying to… Read Article →

India: International Fleet Review 2016; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan IN (Retd.)

CAS article no. 0022/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group An Opportunity for India to show case Capacity, Capability and Intent of a Strong Vibrant emerging Maritime Nation in the 21st Century The IFR 2016 will indeed be a grand spectacle as more than one hundred ships from the navies of over fifty countries will participate in this exercise that is carried out every five years. The event which in the … Read Article →

Indo-Pak ties: Talks must go on; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0021/2016 Courtesy: “Bureaucracy Today” January 16-31, 2016 In both Pathankot Airbase terror attack and the strike on the Indian Consulate at Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan in the first week of January 2016, the terrorists mentioned that they were avenging the hanging of Afzal Guru in India. The responsibility for the Pathankot attack was taken by the United Jihad Council (UJC) which is an umbrella organisation of about 13 terrorist outfits operating in Kashmir. But no terrorist organisation had taken… Read Article →

Pathankot Fallout for Peace Talks; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0020/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor It is time to pay back Pakistan in the same coin.  United Jihad Council (UJC) took the responsibility of January 2 attack on Pathankot Airbase, however it was the handiwork of Jaish-e-Mohammed (J-e-M) and UJC owned it on behest of the sinister Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). UJC was constituted in 1994 on the initiative of ISI to unite the diverse terrorist groups… Read Article →

Lucrative Partnership: Digital India has much to Attract China; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0019/2016 Courtesy: DNA India Although India and China are politically, culturally and economically different, the two countries have much more in common than the border and Buddhism. India’s economy, for one, is very much on a China-like trajectory. That has been so since the economic reforms piloted by Manmohan Singh as finance minister under PV Narasimha Rao from 1991-96. The “Rao Revolution” was not very different from… Read Article →

Plutonium Recovery and Recycle Plans in China: Review of a Report; By L. V. Krishnan

CAS article no. 0018/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies The recent Report on the Cost of Reprocessing in China by Bunn et al[1] provides a very comprehensive analysis of the subject. Bunn and his Chinese co-authors have brought out many relevant details about the various aspects of the Chinese nuclear program derived from sources in Chinese language. The thrust of their objective is to persuade China to defer the programme… Read Article →

Against Our Laws – How anti-piracy ships are a threat to Indian security; By Jaya Menon

CAS article no. 0017/2016 Courtesy: Times of India MV Seaman Guard Ohio straying into Indian territorial waters off Kanyakumari coast on October 12, 2013 has more to do with heightened concerns about security threat to India than mere maritime breach. Even at the peak of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea, India had been wary about permitting armed guards aboard merchant ships… Read Article →

Unsafe on high seas; By Jayaraj Sivan

CAS article no. 0016/2016 Courtesy: Times of India  Despite Somalia, India Has Opposed Armed Guards On Ships Plying Its Territorial Waters Pivate maritime security services was touted as a $7 bn business globally three years ago but it is fast shrinking, generating just one-fourth of that revenue now owing to a substantial drop in instances of piracy in the Gulf of Aden. When Somalian piracy was at its peak in… Read Article →

The circuit breaker that failed; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0015/2016 When China’s stock markets exploded in June-July last, the fall in stock values was precipitous and totally unanticipated. The bubble, in fact, had commenced ballooning since 2014 when stock index (CSI) rose by 135%. When the market crashed, though the values fell by one third, they were yet 80% over the previous year. What surprised global markets and the public was the ferocious response of the… Read Article →