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Prashant Kumar Singh

Prashant Kumar Singh is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

China’s Denial of Visa to the Indian General: Not So Incomprehensible

August 30, 2010

The various diplomatic rows and even the border problem are symptoms of the larger problems that exist between India and China – the competition for status, influence and power.

The PLA on Diplomatic Front in 2009

January 06, 2010

The participation of the PLA Navy in escort missions in foreign waters is a radical departure from the historical point of view because this is the first time that the PLA Navy is carrying out such tasks not in national waters.

Twin Purpose Military Exercises of the Chinese PLA in 2009

December 22, 2009

The year 2009 has seen the Chinese PLA undertake several military exercises, drills and war games to enhance battle effectiveness as well as promote trust among neighbours.

The Strategic Aspect of Migration from China’s North-East to Russia’s Far East

July 23, 2009

In a conference on socio-economic development in Kamchatka Kray in 2008, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that if Russia does not step up the level of activity of its work in the Russian Far East (RFE), it may risk losing territory. The tone of his remarks was ‘unprecedented’ and reminiscent of former President Vladimir Putin’s even more direct and straightforward warning, who observed in 2000 that “if the authorities failed to develop the region, even the indigenous Russian population will mainly be speaking Japanese, Korean and Chinese in a few decades.”