Ashok K Mehta
Ashok K Mehta is a retired Lt General of the Indian Army. He writes extensively on defence matters and anchors Defence Watch on Doordarshan
Indo-Nepal ties will flourish on trust
Political engagement between the countries is missing for some time now. The historicity of bilateral relations will depend on Prachanda’s longevity as PM PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda will finally arrive today on a four days visit. Prachanda’s first visit was a state visit when he came after the 10 April...
Pak’s civil-military conflict continues17 May 2023 | Ashok K Mehta
Choose wisely on options in Myanmar03 May 2023 | Ashok K Mehta
Triumph of India’s foreign policy05 April 2023 | Ashok K Mehta
Trust Prachanda to build relations with Nepal22 March 2023 | Ashok K Mehta
Exempt Nepalese from Agniveer07 March 2023 | Ashok K Mehta
Defence ties with Australia are strong22 February 2023 | Ashok K Mehta
Invest in defence modernisation08 February 2023 | Ashok K Mehta
Civilian facade of Thai military
Thai Military Generals have managed to subvert civil rule by manipulating the democratic process Thailand, the favorite destination for Indian tourists, is an instructive case for the study of civil-military relations. Control of the military by civil authority, the accepted democratic norm, is frequently challenged by the Palace, the third player...
Prachanda’s art of Govt formation
Prachanda wins the race to become the PM by cobbling up support from unlikely parties and even courting leaders with dubious credentials Never before in the history of Nepali politics has a convicted politician been visited in Kathmandu’s jail by a parade of luminaries like former Prime Minister Madhav Nepal, Nepali...