If we recollect the historical events with China in the past six decades, we are all well-versed with the shared history between the two nations. But the new factor now is that China this time misunderstood India and it has underestimated India’s strength as compared to what we were in[Read More…]
The recent killings of Indian soldiers by the People’s Liberation Army of China exhibits China’s frustration and nothing else. China very well knows that a conventional war with India could be very hard hitting for it. And thus, the Chinese army has been provoking the Indian army at the Ladakh borders for the past few days that resulted into what appears to be an act of physical violence in which 20 Indian Army personnel were martyred though only after giving an equal blow.
Going back in history, Indian bureaucracy, and some in the Army too, cannot exorcise the ghost of 1962. The Chinese media takes advantage of this defeatist mindset and uses the narrative that India was humiliated in 1962 because the Indian Army (IA) was inferior to the Chinese Army (PLA). Indians,[Read More…]
Mahan’s interpretation of seven ocean theatres including the great Indian Ocean never gets erroneous, even in the 21st century. As Mahan apprehended decorously the Indian Ocean region has curved an active hot zone of the current waves of power rivalry among great powers including arch competitors of the Asian region:[Read More…]
‘Wolf Warrior-2’ is an action-packed movie that was released three years ago in China. It stirred nationalist passion amongst the Chinese, to the extent that after a show, reportedly, the audience sang the national anthem in their cinema seats! Leng Feng, the film’s hero, the ‘Wolf Warrior’, is a retired[Read More…]
(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely of the Author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Defence and Security Alert Magazine, Owned by Ocean Media Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.) Clouds of war are thundering over Ladakh. China claims Ladakh as part[Read More…]
As of now it is clear that China has indeed done enough homework to encircle India from all directions by engendering multiple intrusions, some in areas like Galwan where, there has never been a dispute as regards the actual alignment of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two[Read More…]
Author: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja (Retd.) (The Author retired as the AOC-in-C of Training Command, IAF. He is a postgraduate in ‘National Security Strategy’ from National War College, USA.) China has been on the global centre-stage since the beginning of 2020, not that it did not dominate headlines earlier, but that[Read More…]
As it looks that both China and the US are mutually preparing to face each other into a possible confrontation due to Beijing’s persistence with its forcible capture over entire South China Sea despite losing this claim in the International Court of Arbitration just few years back. Similarly obstructing uninterrupted[Read More…]
Though the Chinese are normally only inspired by Confucian thoughts and the teachings of Sun Tzu, for once they seem to have adopted an American idea of converting crisis into an opportunity, propagated by the likes of Rahm Emanuel who has famously commented; “you never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” The current Coronavirus pandemic is too precious a crisis to be wasted by the Chinese. As US, Europe and Russia battle the virus; the Chinese are busy asserting themselves and expanding their global footprint. They have increased the funding to WHO by USD 30 million, donated medical supplies (albeit dubious) to Africa and Europe, violated the territorial sovereignty of Vietnam by naming 80 islands and other geographical features in the South China Sea, while Chinese state media and diplomats sing an aggressive and jingoistic tone.