India-US Ties in the Post-Pandemic Era

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke The following piece is a long-read. The author sketched this piece during his tenure as an Academy Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, world’s no:1 think tank, after attending 25+ policy briefings, having one-one interactions with various well established research analysts. This piece has been graded 7.5/10 by The Heritage Foundation. India …

Jus ad Bellum and Global Terrorism- The Viyug Issue Brief #2

By Johnny B. Davis About the issue brief The Viyug issue brief is usually published quarterly by the researchers and contributors of The Viyug on selected geopolitical events ranging from War, Military/Foreign Affairs, Strategy and Geo-Political Opinions. Our second that is issue #2 features Johnny B. Davis, an International Law Attorney, Army National Guard JAG …

Qassim Soleimani: The Red Hand Warrior

It’s almost a year since the death of Qassim Soleimani. Read this special commentary of the Iran’s second most powerful person and military general Qassim Soleimani. Read the article to know how he became Iran’s second most powerful person and the strategy behind his assassination by the United States.

The Fall Of Dhaka: Is it a Deliberate or a Blunder

By Nadar Shah Katawazai (On Wednesday, 16th December 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi lit the Swarnim Vijay Mashaal to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Here, The Viyug presents a special political commentary of the 1971 war). With the triumph of Sheik Mujeebur Rahman in the first democratic General Election in …

The Doha Talks

By Nadir Shah Katwazai After two years of tough discourses and talks times comes for Intra- Afghan talks between the Taliban and Afghan government. The peace deal between the Taliban and American in late February without the involvement of the Afghan government in Doha was a much-complicated phase. The deal focuses on four main points …

State’s travel restrictions on Pashtun leaders in the tribal areas and Baluchistan

By Nadir Shah Katwazai This is not the first time when the Pakistani government is creating a hurdle for Pashtun Protection Movement’s leaders and its Members. Mohsin Dawar, a member of the national assembly from North Waziristan, has been stopped at Quetta airport to halt to entry into the city a few days ago. The …

Galwan Valley: Strategic Piece of Cake for the Dragon and the Elephant- Who Wins?

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Ladakh standoff shot very much higher political tensions between the two Asian superpowers. The tension escalated as both the nation’s army began violent standoffs including armed scuffles and close-quarter un-armed combat. Both the nation engaged in clash-off on Monday which is regarded as one of the …

India-China Ladakh Standoff: The Diversion Power-Play between the Dragon and the Elephant

The Viyug’s first Issue Brief Grab it here Our first Issue Brief has been published in Amazon Kindle Store. Deep analysis on the recent India-China Ladakh Standoff has been conducted including the Galwan Valley faceoff. The analysis is consolidated into the form of booklet and has been published by the author. If you hold Kindle …

Case study: Analysing 26/11 with reference to Alex Schmid’s principles of terrorism

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Introduction: The 2008 Mumbai terror attack, as the name suggests is a kind of terrorist attack on Indian soil in November 2008. It was a series of a killing spree by a group comprising 10 Pakistani men linked with the terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. In a four day violent attack by them …

Boycott China? Re-looking India-China Bilateral Relationship

India is not China’s primary threat and South Asia is not China’s primary theater.
Conflict between these two countries would not address any key security conflicts for China. Moreover, this would only yield minimal returns and probably expose China to a two-front war with the US and India.