Category: CASA DIALOGUES
Understanding Our Northeast
Lt Gen K J Singh (R) and I discussed the characteristics of Northeast India in broad outlines and then zoomed into Manipur to discuss the ongoing events there. It was an interesting discussion which was away from the normal. It evoked tremendous response from the audience.
Eight Fronts Confronting China
China faces eight fronts now. Four are non military fronts and four are military fronts. These are fronts created by itself and being discussed in Chinese media. Lt Gen Moorthy (R) and I had a detailed discussion on these fronts. Lot of questions were posed to us during the QnA session.
SINO INDIAN NUCLEAR DYNAMICS
The discussion with Lt Gen P R Kumar (R) on Sino Indian Nuclear Dynamics highlighted the expansion of the Chinese nuclear arsenal in its entirety. There is no doubt left in the scope of the expansion and its impact on India. The issue which we discussed in some detail is the need for India to…
China’s Perception of LAC Standoff
Often we think of the problems India faces on the LAC. What are the problems faced by China on the LAC and what are the strategic dilemmas it faces? These are some of the questions which were highlighted by Brig Arun Sahgal (R) in this episode. It was a look from the other side of…
Pakistan Back to Square One
Lt Gen Raj Shukla (R) and I had an in-depth discussion on the situation in Pakistan as it is evolving. Pakistan will remain in a mess for a long time to come and India has this great window of opportunity to focus on its growth. I hope it does. Time to restart focus on China.
Handling The PLA on The LAC
The discussion with Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni (R) on handling the PLA on the LAC was very down to earth. His tremendous knowledge of the LAC and his understanding of the PLA came through shining like a beacon. The questions posed were extremely interesting. We simply ran out of time.
AN UPDATE AND OPEN HOUSE
THIS UPDATE WAS SMALL BUT THE INTERACTION WAS LARGE! GOOD INTERACTION WITH THE AUDIENCE.
LAC UP CLOSE AND LIFE ON IT
The China series was resumed with Challenge number 13. This episode is a simple and effective narration of life on the LAC by Col S Dinny, who commanded his battalion in Eastern Ladakh. All those who have not been to high altitude must see this video to get an idea of what life is all…
Mao – Deng – Xi : Personality Impact on India
This discussion with Lt Gen Dushyant Singh (R) was extremely interesting. This video is a must see for anyone who wants to know why China behaves in a particular way. More importantly, we must expect more trouble from Xi. Unlike popular perception, he is India focussed.
The Summer Spring of Pakistan
Mr Tahir Gora and I had a freewheeling discussion on Pakistan in the light of the current situation obtaining there. Being a close observer of Pakistan, he has a fairly clear idea of what is going on there. We covered a lot of ground. What emerged was that there is no ‘spring’ in Pakistan .…