Lessons from the World – 2020

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen” – Vladimir IIyich Lenin 2020 is the year we all want to forget. But I ask you to remember it and learn from it. It taught us various lessons and made us feel so vulnerable and yet so strong. Lesson – 1: Preparedness and DeterminationContinue reading “Lessons from the World – 2020”

The Kangaroo Hops into Malabar

China is the Zombie of the Indo-Pacific and is not happy with the “exclusive clique” On 19th October, the Indian Ministry of Defence issued a release on the forthcoming trilateral India-U.S.-Japan Malabar exercises, noting that this year’s iteration would include Australia. “As India seeks to increase cooperation with other countries in the maritime security domainContinue reading “The Kangaroo Hops into Malabar”

JIMEX-2020

The 4th edition of the Biennial Naval Exercise JIMEX between Japan and India The India-Japan maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX-20, between the Indian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), concluded on 28th September 2020. The JIMEX Exercise series started in January 2012 with an accentuation on Maritime Security Cooperation. JIMEX (Japan Maritime bilateral exercise)Continue reading “JIMEX-2020”

Djibouti : The Strategic Horn of Africa

China in the Horn of Africa to ringfence and New Delhi should be worried and prepared Djibouti is a tiny but strategically located country on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait which, is the gateway to one of the world’s busiest trade routes, the Suez Canal. 10% of oil exports and 20% of commercial goods pass throughContinue reading “Djibouti : The Strategic Horn of Africa”

QUAD and the China Factor

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (also known as the Quad) is a strategic symposium between India, Japan, Australia, and the United States of America. It was initiated in 2007 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to establish this Asian Arc of Democracy. However, the idea couldn’t move ahead with Australia pulling out of it, ostensiblyContinue reading “QUAD and the China Factor”