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Col RN Ghosh Dastidar (Retd)

Col RN Ghosh Dastidar (Retd)

Col RN Ghosh Dastidar is a Post Graduate from Madras University in Defence and Strategic Studies. He is a retired Mechanised Infantry Officer, with a vast and varied experience in the Indian Army of 38 years. He is a keen follower of Geo Strategic events around the Globe and a freelance journalist, in this field.

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    Subhash Ghildiyal

    Trade wars , territorial hegemony , growing armed forces footprint and arms industry are an ideal recipe for regional conflicts esp with historical adversaries . Japan’s atrocities in WW2 in China & Korea still reverberates!!

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    Pradeep

    Just finished reading your article. All the countries involved are rich and powerful except North Korea. Who too is now being helped to show its teeth. The USA took advantage of warring South Korea n Japan n started selling its arms. Taiwan aquiring arms has further put China in problem and getting closer to Russia. Russia korea issue also is major issue.
    The situation is volatile and camaflouged. Return of peace dwindling. This has affected the economics to.

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    vidya subrahmaniam

    Very interesting and disturbing at the same time

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    Col DK Puri

    Gone through your article,it is well researched,well articulated and absolutely to the point.
    One wrong decision by US to elect a president who is a businessman and not a politician is leading to problems at all corners of the world. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope better sense prevails and tension gets de escalated fast. Good job done

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    Brig S Bhatia

    A comprehensive analysis on East Asia , lucidily bringing out the existing faultines. The present situation is indeed muddled and has been further exacerbated by growing tensions between the US and China . China , expert in the double game , sees no gain presently in restraining NK ,as long as it (NK) does not cross a particular threshold . China also has its own “agenda” against Japan and South Korea. The US leadership under Trump having kick started a process with NK are also seemingly confused as the next step .In the last couple of years , Russia has entered into a favorable economic relation with China .This has steadily transformed relations between the two into a common strategic view on global affairs , the recent ‘fallout ‘ of which is their joint exercise in the area . In the meanwhile , India would do well to have a cohesive and comprehensive policy on East Asia for we do indeed enjoy a strategic partnership with most of the players in the region .

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    Dr. PK Parihar

    Logical conclusions based on fast changing regional equations. Comprehensive article that deals with issues we generally overlook and hence fail to draw a broader picture that the article paints.

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    Asis Banerjee

    Col. Ghosh Dastidar’s analysis on recent changes of relations between the first boy (South Korea) and the brightest boy ( Japan) of the world, as pronounced by USA 25 years before, are having strained relations have lost our sight in view of development in the national sector. So his article along with Editor’s synopsis made the political scenario amongst East Asian countries very much lucid and comprehensive.

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    Pradeep Bagchi

    Just finished reading your article. All the countries involved are rich and powerful except North Korea. Who too is now being helped to show its teeth. The USA took advantage of warring South Korea n Japan n started selling its arms. Taiwan aquiring arms has further put China in problem and getting closer to Russia. Russia korea issue also is major issue.
    The situation is volatile and camaflouged. Return of peace dwindling. This has affected the economics to.

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    Pradeep Bagchi

    Pradeep Bagchi

    Just finished reading your article. All the countries involved are rich and powerful except North Korea. Who too is now being helped to show its teeth. The USA took advantage of warring South Korea n Japan n started selling its arms. Taiwan aquiring arms has further put China in problem and getting closer to Russia. Russia korea issue also is major issue.
    The situation is volatile and camouflaged . Return of peace dwindling. This has affected the economics to.

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    Shashank

    Lucid and hard hitting. The author has explained the wholesome picture with complete canvas under scanner. US hegemony of yesterday years looms a threat in present. A great read.

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    Rohit Pandey

    A eye opening article… The changing dynamics in the region and especially amongst once close allies is worrisome. Maybe it is time for Russia to re-assert itself and regain lost ground, especially in times when the unipolar world, led by USA is disintegrating. China continues to be a bystander, having lost itself in many controversies and suspicions already! Jaihind

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    Brig Ashit Kumar Biswas

    A well crafted article.
    Alliances and world order is dynamic process and keep changing with new nations gaining economic and military powers and also the personality of the leaders of these nations. Challenge for India is to remain relevant in the new world order

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