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…]
(Migrant workers from Maharashtra to Bihar, passing through Hyderabad) Out of 1.6 billion migrant workers all over the World (which is half of the Work force), India has approximately 140 million migrant workers, out of them 40 million fall in the category of informal sector – construction workers, people working[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…]
Introduction Are we already in the midst of Biological World War III, alleged started by China to claim top position in the World Order. COVID-19 as we all know is playing havoc in over 210 countries, with 5,404,512 positive cases and 3,43,739 deaths so far and still counting ( WHO[Read More…]
China’s aggression on Indian borders is part of a grand design to not only divert US attention from the South China Sea ( SCS) but also to divert public attention from rising calls of democracy in mainland and Hongkong. While this may be the obvious intention but hidden motive is[Read More…]
Bibliography: Management of Chemical and Biological agents – DRDE NBCD – CME OPCW Introduction: A professional with 30+ years’ experience in Education and Training on threats and find protection from Biological Hazards. The Biological Hazards are Microorganism i.e. living organisms primarily threats to humans like Bacteria, Virus, Toxin and Fungi[Read More…]
Sun Tzu, Chinese philosopher cum war strategist, had written a book titled “The Art of War”. Published in 1910 and translated into English by Lionel Giles, the book admonishes the sovereign and the generals how to conduct warfare. His foremost teaching was to win a war without fighting. He said:[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.
I had an opportunity to visit and interact with various people in China in many cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Shenzhen, and Macau & Hong Kong. I also dealt with various large size heavy CNC machinery manufacturers from China as well as Taiwan. I feel I have a fair idea of their systems, working methodology and various expertise, shortcomings, capacity, dedication, discipline etc. These aspects are necessary to know before expressing any opinion.
Today, while the whole world is painfully suffering the massive onslaught of the mounting Corona pandemic, China is, instead engaged in consolidating its illegally captured areas in South China Sea and the so-established sphere- of-influence in Indian Ocean and may be elsewhere too, despite facing the reverse Corona attack. As[Read More…]