June 18, 2021
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Shivshankar Menon on India’s place in the Asian sun : The Tribune India

KP Nayar

It is a sign of the times we live in that even a casual discussion of an insightful book on geopolitics spills over into talk about the Covid-19 pandemic. On a morning walk a few days ago with my two neighbours, both retired Grade I Indian ambassadors, one of them asked if either of us had read “Shankar’s new book”. Shivshankar Menon, author of ‘India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present’, is called Shankar by his seniors in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

The author, one of the foremost contemporary Sinologists, says that while other powers in a crowded Asia are rising, China has already risen. PTI

In response, the other retired envoy said: “Shankar writes in his book that during the 1965 war, he went about Delhi with friends enforcing the blackout against Pakistani air raids. Not the man we know.” The first…

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