Month: October 2022
Taking Back POK : A Discussion
Every now and then our political leaders talk go retaking POK. They give the impression that it will be a military affair. Nothing can be further than the truth. There are whole lot of political, diplomatic, cultural and demographic issues involved. We need to understand these. Aadi and I discuss the multifarious issues involved in…
The Falling Trajectory of a Rising China by Lt Gen P R Shankar (R)
Published in the The Sunday Guardian @ The falling trajectory of a rising China This is a follow up of my article The Xi Of Everything Mr Xi Jinping, the Chairman of Everything and Dictator for Life will not only preside over the biggest demographic decline in mankind but will also preside over the biggest…
Xi Jinping : Analysis of a Dictator
In this episode Mr Sanjay Dixit and I discuss the evolution of Xi Jinping as a dictator on par with Mao, Hitler and Stalin. We also discuss the Xi’s form of Cultural Revolution and his version of the Great Leap Forward.
The Hu JinTao Exit :A Discussion
Aadi and I discuss the unceremonious exit of Hu Jintao which was put on display during the 20 Party Congress. Irrespective of the reason for the exit, it was stage managed for effect.
The Xi of Everything by Lt Gen P R Shankar (R)
Published in The Financial Express @ The Xi of everything Xi believes that he has a mandate from heaven to lead his nation to the pinnacle of the international system. He has preordained himself to be the greatest Chinese to be born. He has scripted his history yet to be lived. October 25, 2022 1:25:59…
Common Prosperity and State Control by Lt Gen P R Shankar (R)
Published in The Financial Express @ Common prosperity and state control Eradicating absolute poverty and building a moderately prosperous society have been landmark achievements of common prosperity in the past decade. This is a laudable achievement in a population of 1.4 billion. October 23, 2022 1:32:32 pm By Lt Gen P R Shankar (R) Common prosperity…
Emergence of Godfather Xi : A Discussion
Gayatri and I had a straightforward no nonsense discussion on how Xi Jinping has matured absolute power. We also touched upon the implications for India. It was good to express myself in Hindi once again.
A Broad Based Discussion on Pakistan
Ms Gayatri Devi and I had a broad based discussion on Pakistan including the two faceted relations between USA and Pakistan and how to handle them. A confidant India should have the bandwidth to handle these ups and downs. The discussion is in Hindi.
China’s ‘Century of Humiliation’ Never Ended by Lt Gen P R Shankar (R)
Published in The Print @ China’s ‘Century of humiliation’ never ended. It needs a Mandela or Gandhi now Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping—All of them have contributed to humiliating the Chinese people to keep CCP in power and achieve personal glory. LT GEN P R SHANKAR RETD 16 October, 2022 10:50 am IST The…
Xiconomic Fracture of The Chinese Dream by Lt Gen P R Shankar (Retd)
Published in The Indian Express @ Not on the agenda of the 20th Party Congress in Beijing: How Xiconomics is wrecking the Chinese dream As Xi Jinping prepares to climb to greater heights of political power at the CCP congress, he and the party must contend with multiple geopolitical and economic issues, a shrinking population…