Monthly Archives: December 2016

Why is Japan’s PM visiting Pearl Harbor now?; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0167/2016 Courtesy: CCTVNews Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor on December 27 2016 is loaded with significance. First and foremost, it is important because this is the first time a Japanese prime minister will participate in a public ceremony at the US naval base in Hawaii that Japanese forces struck on December 7, 1941. The first prime minister to visit the memorial was reportedly… Read Article →

China Beats Mongolia into Submission, ‘Friend’ India Watches; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0166/2016 Courtesy: The Citizen  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia. He may also be the last, as Mongolia now wishes that he had never come. Thereby hangs a sordid tale of how the cookie crumbled in the steppes; how the itinerant dream merchant fed false hopes to a credulous but friendly and trusting people; and, how Mongolia — when squeezed… Read Article →

New ISI Chief Might Tow New Army Chief’s Line; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0165/2016 Courtesy: Aviation & Defence Universe  On December 11, newly appointed Kashmir proficient Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, abruptly removed Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar and appointed Lt.General Naveed Mukhtar as Director General of military controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Lt. General Mukhtar is an old hand of ISI and remained chief of counter-terrorism wing of the sinister ISI. Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar who became ISI… Read Article →