Surgical Strike In POK Has Set The Trend In The Minds Of The Nation; By J.K. Verma

CAS article no. 0047/2017 Courtesy: Aviation Defence Universe A year since the nation basked in reflected glory of the brave soldiers’ of the Special Forces of the Indian Army, having undertaken successfully the operation of the 21st century to date and the country’s latest buzzword is surgical strikes. India is celebrating the first anniversary of the surgical strike of September 29 2016,in which the valiant soldiers of Indian army entered Pakistan… Read Article →

Sri Lanka Perspectives (September 2017); By Col. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0046/2017 Courtesy: Security Risks Sri Lanka has once again been embarrassed when a human rights group – the International Truth and Justice Project – filed lawsuits against Sri Lankan ambassador to Brazil (concurrently accredited to Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Suriname) General Jagath Jayasuriya, former chief of defence staff and  army commander, for his alleged complicity and role in torture of prisoners, artillery strikes on hospitals and civilian… 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 →

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0043/2017 A major development has just taken place today and we request your urgent assessment. North Korea fired a ballistic missile that passed over Japan, around 5:57 a.m. local time on Tuesday, August 29. A South Korean military official told NBC News that the missile flew for about 2,700 kilometers (1,678 miles), reaching a maximum altitude of 550 kilometers (342 miles). According to Itsunori Onodera, Japan’s defense… Read Article →

Islamic State establishing roots in Afghanistan; By J. K. Verma

CAS article no. 0043/2017 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The Sunni Salafi organization, Islamic State (‘Daesh’ in Arabic), has been defeated in Iraq and Syria and, according to unconfirmed reports, its Emir, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in the massive bombings by troops led by the United States as well as Russian forces. Islamic State (IS), declared a terrorist organization by the United Nations, European Union and several other countries, has… 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 →

Pakistan Army Punished Nawaz Sharif For Challenging Its Authority; By J. K. Verma

CAS article no. 0041/2017 Courtesy: Aviation & Defence Universe On July 28 in a landmark judgment Pakistani Supreme Court ousted the elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who dared to confront the all powerful Pakistani Army. Nawaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister thrice but shunted out before completion of the tenure every time. The five judge’s bench unanimously threw him out, although he was not convicted for any crime, depicts the… 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 →

Green Trends: OBOR and Environmental Implications ; By Preethi Amaresh

CAS article no. 0038/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Center for China Studies “OBOR is a 21st century big idea – probably the biggest idea floated in the last 10 years and it is being implemented in a Chinese manner. You cross the river by feeling the stones”. – Jean-Guy Carrier The One Belt One Road (OBOR) is a Sinocentric vision that harks back to the ancient Silk Roads but this time on… Read Article →