Month: March 2022
A Peek Into Everyday China : The Demographic Bomb
There is a need to take a break from Ukraine. The popular perception is that China will benefit the most from the Ukraine war. I doubt. A slowing economy, targeted decoupling, fast changing demographics, resource and energy deficiency, internal politics, and the resurgence of the Wuhan Virus in China are weighing it down irrespective of…
The Indian Artillery :Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
In Sep 2020, I gave a presentation to the Colours of Glory Foundation. The topic was INDIAN ARTILLERY : YESTERDAY TODAY AND TOMORROW. This presentation was made when the face off with China was at its peak in Eastern Ladakh. I am re-posting it since it answers a few fundamental questions which have come up…
A Discussion on the Status of the Russo Ukrainian War
Aadi and I had a discussion on the Ukrainian war to uncover the fog of propaganda which has enveloped this war as also the common perceptions and expectations of professionals and normal people in India and abroad. Join the Gunners Shot conversation at any one of the following platforms 1. Gunners Shot website @ https://www.gunnershoot.com 2. Gunners Shot blog @ https://www.gunnersshot.com 3. Gunners…
Failed Five and Centrality of India by Lt Gen P R Shankar (R)
In November 2020 , the initial wave of the Wuhan Virus had abated. The global leadership was under debate. The world was recovering from its ill effects. At that time, I had written an article titled THE GLOBAL ORDER IS BROKEN! LONG LIVE THE NEW GLOBAL ORDER! . In that article, I had written, among other things that…
DD Panel Discussion: A Second Month Into The Ukraine War
Took part in a panel discussion on DD Gave my point of view as to about the current status of the war as it enters the second month.
A Discussion on Tibet
Aadi and I had an interesting discussion with Mr Tsering Passang, a Tibetan in exile. Our discussion indicated that the flame of independance is still alive.
LESSONS FOR INDIA FROM UKRAINE CRISIS : TALK AT CKS
It was a matter of honour to speak once again at CKS on their program “Thus Spake Generals” on Lessons For India From Ukraine. This is a a slide based presentation. It is also quite current.
Wang Yi's Visit Part II : Analysis of Sino India Equations in the Current Context
Mr Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of PRC is coming to India in the midst of the current global crisis in Ukraine. He is testing waters to see if India is amenable to being weaned away from QUAD and the West to join Russia and China for a RIC trilateral. This visit is specially significant in…
Military Dimensions of Russia – Ukraine War: DD India Panel Discussion
I was part of a panel discussion on DD India on the military dimensions of the Russia Ukraine war. It was an informed panel. The scope included the current situation and where it is heading as also the Nuclear dimensions which have crept into this war. The discussion was interesting to say the least. Normally…
Where Is the Russo Ukrainian War Headed? by Lt Gen P R Shankar (R)
When analysing this war people have generally forgotten that Russia is a civilisation power. Apart from USA, it is only Russia which is energy, resource, food and technology surplus with a fully rounded and experienced military. People also forget that by territory it is the largest country. More than any other country, it knows…