By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke While still many parts of the world are accusing China for the COVID-19 pandemic, the dragon has started formulating its next conquest. In late October 2020, Beijing held its fifth plenary session which discussed the draft proposal for the 11th five-year plan & the […]
By Prashant Sahu The concept of “Core Interests” (hexin liyi 核心 利益) has become an indispensable component of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. This concept is frequently invoked in official and scholarly discussions and is present in many policy pronouncements (Zhou 2019). Although this concept was present in Hu […]
By Prashant Sahu Introduction The West Asian region has been a site by superpower rivalry for regional control and influence. Before Second World War (1939-45), the primary actors were Great Britain and France, but after the War, the USA and USSR have been the primary contending superpowers. However, […]
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke (The Following article is a subscriber content and has the author’s original presentation available to download. No part of this piece has been edited to preserve the originality of the presentation.) We all would have wished to visit a Chinatown at-least once in our […]
Lt Gen P R Shankar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, (Retd) Director General of Artillery writes on China’s strategic miscalculation- war avoidance to war embracement. Read this exclusive article of The Viyug
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 […]
The Viyug’s first Issue Brief 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. […]
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.
CHINA’S SALAMI SLICING STRATEGY AND ITS COUNTER STRATEGY BY INDIA IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH; By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke
The Viyug’s first exclusive strategy article.
HOW FRENCH HONG KONG OF THE RED SEA BECAME CHINA’S STRATEGIC CHOKE-POINT IN AFRICA; by Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke
Djibouti (nicknamed as French Hong Kong of the Red Sea due to its cosmopolitan urbanism) lies on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait (Horn of Africa) and serves as a gateway to Suez Canal which is considered as one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Djibouti being a port at […]