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Theatre Military Commands for Indian Military is a Flawed Concept

Paper No. 6260                                 Dated 22-May-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The Indian Republic faces today a hostile military environment with two of its major military threats having coalesced raising spectre of war at short notice which thus militates against any tinkering with existing operational “Commands “of the three Services.

South China Sea Trade-Off between American and Chinese Presidents 2017?

Paper No. 6258                                 Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kaila

Reviewing the developments in the wake of the first meeting in April 2017 between US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping it seemingly appears on analysis that the United States has made a trade-off with China on the South China Sea in exchange for Chinese pressures on North Korea to roll back its nuclear weapons programme.

‘Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance’ 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief reviewed

Paper No. 6253                                Dated 08-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) sponsored by Saudi Arabia which is a misnomer as it is essentially a “Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance” has finally emerged in May 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif.

Examining the Strategy behind China’s OBOR

Paper No. 6252                                   Dated 04-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 14, representatives of 110 countries would be gathered in Beijing in one of the biggest international summits, to listen and discuss China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.  Around 28 national leaders from Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Turkey, and several from the West and Africa would be in attendance. 

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Paper No. 6251                                  Dated 04-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security.

China’s Duplicity in Restraining North Korea’s Nuclear Adventurism

Paper No. 6250                                  Dated 01-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States and the Trump Administration reflect great naivety when publicly asserting that a China duplicitous for decades on North Korea’s nuclear adventurism will now cooperate with the United States in checkmating North Korea.

China: Signs of an Expansionist Nation

Paper No. 6249                                Dated 25-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Over the decades the People’s Republic of China has sold to the world the narrative that it is a self-contained power and has no ambition of coveting territories of other nations.  This is far from the truth.  China in the past had tried to expand colonialism over other countries like Vietnam and Indonesia.  The only problem was they were unable to hold on to the territories that they tried to colonise. 

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