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China May be Militarily Powerful but Geopolitically Weak in Mid 2020.

Paper No. 6599                    Dated 15-June-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s policy establishment must not be led astray by Indian media celebrities like one who asserted last week that ‘China is militarily powerful to alter the territorial status quo’. China may be militarily powerful to do so temporarily but I would like to assert that “China is geopolitically WEAK in mid-2020” with glaring vulnerabilities.

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Myanmar: China and the Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port: Why this desperate Hurry?

Paper No. 6596                 Dated 13-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
In one of my earlier papers on Myanmar 6519 of 12 Feb, 2020, I had said that the visit of Xi Jin Ping though declared to be part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the real reason appeared to be to regain the lost momentum of strategic dominance.
 

Analysing Sino-Indian standoff: View of an Academic

       Paper No. 6592      Dated 7-June-2020
Guest Column: By Prof. Sudhanshu Tripathi  of Prayag University:                      
China continued to stage a precariously tense situation against India till today by hugely amassing its soldiers and weapons over Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, thereby compelling New Delhi to follow suit in its own defence. It also reminds us of Chinese Betrayel in 1962. 
 

Nepal: Moves Ahead at Great Speed to get the Constitution Amendment Bill Passed:

Paper No. 6591                       Dated 5-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
With the main opposition Party- the Nepali Congress having agreed to endorse the amendment to the Constitution on Saturday the 30th, the Government registered the bill with the Parliament, the following day on the 31st of May.  
 
Normally the Government can take a month’s time to publish the Bill in the Gazette but here it did it on the same day in the evening.  
 

Afghan Taliban Should not be Engaged by India in any Dialogue Process.

Paper No.6587                       Dated 29-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India should engage the Afghan Taliban only when they make two public official statements that Kashmir is an ‘Integral Part of India’ and secondly, that Afghan Taliban is committed to the creation of Greater Afghanistan incorporating Pashtun Areas of Pakistan’s borderlands.

Nepal: Escalates border dispute with India by Amending Its Constitution:

Paper No. 6585                                    Dated 25-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Law Ministry of Nepal has now registered with the Parliament Secretariat  an amendment bill to Article 9 (2) of the 2015 Constitution substituting the new map that includes all the contested territories in the Kalapani area. 
 

Pakistan Foreign Policy Reorientation Debate 2020

Paper No. 6583                      Dated 22-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Reflecting Pakistan’s current dissatisfaction with the leading Arab Gulf Monarchies growing proximity to India and honouring Indian PM Narendra Modi with their highest national awards, notably visible is ongoing foreign policy debate to reset newer directions in Pakistan’s foreign policy thrusts.

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