Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd)

Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd)

About Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd)

The author is Director, Society for Policy Studies

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Dhaka's public admonition by Chinese envoy: Strategic fallout of an expanding profile in South Asia

The Chinese footprint in the South Asian region has been steadily increasing, while that of India is being diluted and all the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) nations are  differently dependent on Beijing for a mix of political, economic, trade and military support, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South…

La Perouse: Quad emerges as strategic fulcrum of like-minded nations

Over the last year, both UK and Germany have also indicated that they propose to send their naval units to the IOR periodically for joint exercises, given the salience now accorded to the Indo-Pacific as a region, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Justice for India's women: Against a bleak backdrop, some encouraging developments too

This is an ironic and familiar pattern wherein  every March 8, the collective global attention briefly dwells on the status of women and while well-meaning statements are repeated – the substantive improvement in the welfare and safety of women  remains a work in slow  progress and an  area of grave concern, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (…

Farewell Baldev: From a child of India’s partition to a leading South Asian scholar

Professor Baldev Raj Nayar (born 1931)  Professor Emeritus of Political Science, McGill University who passed away in Ottawa, Canada at 89 of metastatic cancer, will be long remembered for his distinctive contribution to South Asian studies

Politics of warmongering: Can India defeat China and Pakistan?

National Security and Conventional Arms Race - Spectre of A Nuclear War is an unusual book that deals with India’s national security in an omnibus manner and it is also dizzying by way of the format chosen by the author,  Dr. N.C. Asthana, IPS (retd)

Polarization and its corrosive implications: US happenings have lessons for India

Polarization over the prevailing socio-political orientation since Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office has been marked and a bitter sectarian fissure has emerged in India, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Colonel Gill @100: Unique service record of a soldier-sailor-airman

Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill (retd) - who turned 100 on Friday (December 11) - is a celebrated Indian military veteran with a unique service profile

India should create a corpus for post-COVID South Asia rebuilding

Would it be appropriate to suggest that the Modi government defer the construction of a new parliament building in Delhi, and use the funds (approximately Rs. 971 crores) to create a corpus for post-COVID South Asian rebuilding? writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

India, US draw strategically closer in shifting global geopolitics

Most major Asian  nations have deep concerns about Chinese assertiveness and hegemonic orientation under President Xi Jinping, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Violence against women: Indian society must internalise the message of Durga Puja

If rape in India is to be meaningfully addressed, the onus lies on society to review and correct deeply ingrained socio-cultural norms and practices that are inherently biased against women and the girl child, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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