Bhopinder Singh

Bhopinder Singh

The Triad’s influence is unlikely in Afghanistan

The Triad’s influence is unlikely in Afghanistan

Saturday, 17 July 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

To reach their own respective ends, China, Pakistan and Turkey have forged a hypothetical jointsmanship to counter the Taliban, but inherent fault lines remain Owing to wounds specific from each of the three countries, New Delhi has been imagining the evolution of the decidedly anti-India Triad (China, Pakistan and Turkey). Global...

The journey from olive green to khadi

The journey from olive green to khadi

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Veterans from the Armed Forces, who choose to test political waters, must shun any suggestion of institutional endorsement The election to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly bears an interesting candidate, a veteran combatant and former Deputy Chief of Army Staff. Beyond his distinguished soldiering career, the said veteran has also tenured...

Chinese conundrum in raging Myanmar

Chinese conundrum in raging Myanmar

Thursday, 18 March 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

The common Myanmar citizen has seen through China’s game of co-opting the junta back to power, putting its ‘investments’ at risk The complexity of the societal tinderbox in Myanmar has always been shortchanged for simplistic binaries of “pro-China” or “pro-India” assumptions, whereas the realities have been layered and unobvious. Lazy perceptions...

The Turkish angle in Sino-Pak dimension

The Turkish angle in Sino-Pak dimension

Saturday, 13 March 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Turkey's decision to lend disproportionate support to Pakistan is part realpolitik, part desperation as it wants to get closer to China The Turkish imprint on the subcontinental psyche has been complex and divisive since the arrival of Taimurlane, Mahmud of Ghazni and, later, Muhammad of Ghori. Popular perception on either side...

The missing culture of strategic thinking

The missing culture of strategic thinking

Thursday, 04 March 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

India's restive relationships in the neighbourhood and its own internal governance parameters remain worryingly underleveraged and skittish In the early 1990s, American thinker George Tanham had set the cat among the pigeons by mentioning “India’s relative lack of strategic thinking”. His observations suggested minimal preparedness in terms of an “active” vision...

Questioning pullback from Afghanistan

Questioning pullback from Afghanistan

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Personal experience should guide Biden while deciding on US troop withdrawal commitments and imperatives in Afghanistan On January 3, 1973, 30-year-old Joe Biden got elected for the first time to the United States (US) Senate. On January 27, 1973, just 24 days later, a face-saving “Agreement on Ending the War and...

Indian calculus in Myanmar

Indian calculus in Myanmar

Friday, 12 February 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

With the recent coup d'état in the neighbouring country, Indian security calculus does not get unduly upset, moral posturing aside Seen from the prism of values and sovereign moralities, the tripping of democracy by the Junta in Myanmar should concern India. Seen from the prism of realism, realpolitik and practical leverages,...

The curse of ‘Made in China'

The curse of ‘Made in China'

Thursday, 04 February 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

The country is ranked 49th in the ‘Made-in-Country Index’ of 50 nations and even the efficacy of its anti-COVID vaccines is being contested T he country of origin for the manufacture of a brand or the rendering of a service is of deep significance for the end consumer. In today’s globalised...

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