China Watch

China's protection of terrorist Masood Azhar ensures peace for its CPEC

China has a clear strategic vision and its intent and policy are in complete sync with its global interests. It is clear that China is using its diplomatic lever to act against India's interests, as Pakistan has requested, in pursuance of their joint strategic objectives, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor

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Kashmir attack will strengthen India-US counter-terror cooperation: Trump

US President Donald Trump has called out Pakistan directly on the car-bomb attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by terrorists based there and declared that it will only strengthen efforts by India and the United States to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism.

Why China would not want to wage war with India

In the 35 years following the last engagement with Vietnam in 1984, a new generation of PLA soldiers has replaced the veterans, who have never been exposed to the horrors of war.  So there is still less reason why China would want to wage war and risk the raw cadres, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor

Ensuring coastal security: How to avoid a repeat of 26/11

While the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard have increased and maintained their alertness, related agencies from coastal states must do much more to ensure security of their coastal stretches, ports and harbours, writes Anil Bhat for South Asia Monitor

India scaling up defence diplomacy in extended neighbourhood

Keeping regional security in mind, India has scaled up its defence cooperation with its extended neighbourhood in the last three years under New Delhi's Neighbourhood First, Act East and Look West policies.

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