Incomprehensible

Incomprehensible

What is Narendra Modi doing meeting two dictators one after another without an agenda?... Continue Reading »

Testing time - 5

Testing time - 5

India must recast the nuclear doctrine to address the present threats from China and Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

Testing time - 4

Testing time - 4

In the India-China strategic narrative, the Indian deterrent has not been optimized.... Continue Reading »

Testing time - 3

Testing time - 3

Pakistan understands nuclear power better than India does.... Continue Reading »

Testing time - 2

Testing time - 2

The unintended consequence of the second Pokhran test was that it gave military nuclear parity to Pakistan with India.... Continue Reading »

Testing time - 1

Testing time - 1

The first part of a series on the impact of Pokhran II.... Continue Reading »

Enemy at the gates

Enemy at the gates

China is the number one threat to world peace.... Continue Reading »

Past as future

Past as future

Why has India failed with strategic autonomy?... Continue Reading »

SCO baits

SCO baits

Don’t put it past China to manipulate India against the West.... Continue Reading »

Pakistan’s terrorism

Pakistan’s terrorism

By flagging it too often, India has made it subject to the law of diminishing returns.... Continue Reading »

Stay the course

Stay the course

There is no scope for Indian concessions to China.... Continue Reading »

Another committee

Another committee

The Narendra Modi government lacks the talent to plug India’s geopolitical gaps.... Continue Reading »

US-Russia bhai-bhai?

US-Russia bhai-bhai?

Highly unlikely as it is, it is also eminently desirable.... Continue Reading »

Elusive peace

Elusive peace

General Bajwa should not expect an India-Pakistan dialogue anytime soon.... Continue Reading »

Grand Inquisitors

Grand Inquisitors

Pakistan is headed in the wrong direction.... Continue Reading »

Be correct, not nice

Be correct, not nice

China will never permit India into the Nuclear Suppliers Group.... Continue Reading »

Chicken

Chicken

Donald Trump is not without cards in the trade war with China.... Continue Reading »

Squeezing the dragon

Squeezing the dragon

China has to be countered geo-economically.... Continue Reading »

Untouchable

Untouchable

With more to lose than ever, China still knows no fear.... Continue Reading »

At war with itself

At war with itself

India is trailing in geo-economics.... Continue Reading »

Cold War-lite

Cold War-lite

It is Russia versus the West all over again.... Continue Reading »

Competition Mahjong

Competition Mahjong

China reinserts itself into the Korean chessboard.... Continue Reading »

Doklam obsessions

Doklam obsessions

India needs to terminate the chatter against China.... Continue Reading »

Stay out

Stay out

There is no reason for India to take sides in the US-China trade conflict.... Continue Reading »

Bean counter

Bean counter

US-India relations are in decline.... Continue Reading »