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Myanmar: Impressive Display of Power By UWSA: China should be Happy!

Paper No. 6527               Dated  19-April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

The UWSA is perhaps the biggest Non State Ethnic Insurgent Unit in Myanmar with over 30,000 soldiers and another 10,000 Auxiliary members.

The UWSA was formed after the collapse of Communist Party of Burma in the year 1989 and celebrated “30 years of Cease fire” with the Myanmar government.  The festivities lasted for three days starting from the 17th of April.

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Indian Air Force Strike Power Needs critical Augmentation:

Paper No. 6526              Dated 17-April-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Air Force spectacular and dramatic deep penetration strikes on Pakistan terror camps at Balakot on February 26 2019 by India’s valiant ‘Air Warriors’ enabled by bold & decisive leadership of PM Modi opens new imperatives for fast tracking augmentation of Indian Air Force ‘Strike Power’ in the unfolding geopolitical threatening environment.

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Afghanistan’s Future Cannot be secured by sidelining India:

Paper No. 6422            Dated    8-April-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US Special Envoy on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad skipping India as he cavorts across other regional capitals from Islamabad to Amman to broker a peace settlement with Taliban raises crucial questions whether it is the US deliberate policy to side-line India from Afghan peace process or is it the personal proclivity of Khalilzad reported to be tilted in Pakistan’s favour.

Pakistan’s Deep Frustrations on Afghanistan- Analysed:

Paper No 6417         Dated 30-3-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s deep frustrations in March 2019 on Afghanistan stand manifested by Pakistan PM Imran Khan calling for installation of an Interim Government in Kabul. United States needs to evidently note that Taliban has no capability to over-run Afghanistan and Pakistan is seeking in 2019 a back-door entry for Taliban in Afghanistan’s governance.

United States Stares at Hard Strategic Choices for Global Pre-Dominance in 2019:

Paper No. 6416 .      Dated 25-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Strategic myopia of the United States on the verge of the third decade of the 21s Century and wherein lie United States hardest strategic choices in 2019 is the inability to recognise that its global strategies and especially those on Indo Pacific security need to be crafted to deal with the ‘China Threat’ and not with the ‘Russia Threat’ persisting as Cold War hangover.

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China’s Veto on Naming Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist and its Security Implications:

Paper No. 6413 .       Dated  18-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China and Pakistan in one stroke of China’s veto in United Nations blocking designation of JeM Chief Masood Azhar in February 2019 have forced into global consciousness the stark reality that Pakistan and China are complicit in Pakistan Army’s adopting State-sponsored terrorism, particularly against India.

Myanmar: Government’s Peace Offensive with Arakan Army:

Paper No. 6412    Dated  17-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan.

In the midst of intensive and heavy fighting between Myanmar Army( Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army, Suu Kyi’s Government is making efforts in tandem to secure peace and stability in Rakhine Province. But one cannot fight with one hand and try to shake hands with the other.  Thia is what is happening in Rakhine State in a new front  that has opened in the West in Myanmar.

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