Who benefits if the reputation of some of India’s largest business houses is deliberately damaged through a vicious disinformation campaign that may put brakes on India’s efforts to leapfrog the economy towards the $10 trillion marks by 2030-32?
Sikkim incident was downplayed by India as well, in hindsight one is left to wonder why would China attempt something like this in Sikkim
Naysayers who believe that India lacks a strategic culture because it hasn’t formally articulated a national strategy need to reflect on the recent events, actions and articulations of our security and foreign policy to join the dots.
The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.
Until now, the Internet was a mere resource. A resource that could be exploited and profited from. But the powers-that-be are moving to a different direction.
Beijing’s decision to intensify a ‘continental front’ with India is also significant for what it says about Beijing’s geostrategic orientation. Taiwan unquestionably remains as Beijing’s paramount political and military objective. But the western Pacific more broadly does not have automatic first call on Beijing’s strategic attention.