Council for Strategic Affairs

Council for Strategic Affairs

Strategic Affairs Roundtable – “Russia’s Vietnam: The Ukraine Quagmire”

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    • 1 hour 30 minutes

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Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Time: 10.00 AM EST (Washington D.C.) | 8:30 PM IST
(New Delhi)

Location: Online

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You are cordially invited to Strategic Affairs Roundtable 
Russia’s Vietnam: The Ukraine Quagmire, Sat., Mar 11th 2023, 10 AM EST; 8.30 PM IST 

Distinguished Panelists 
Maj. Gen. Shashi Bhushan Asthana 
Maj. Gen. Dhruv Katoch 
Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain 

Dr. A. Adityanjee, President
Council for Strategic Affairs

About the Lecture 

Russia’s so-called special military operations started in Ukraine on Feb 24 th 2022 have stalemated into a no-win situation for either Russia or Ukraine. Furthermore, the other parties involved mainly NATO and US are also getting deeply sucked into a quagmire. Ukraine may have lost more than 200,000 soldiers in this year long war. Russian casualties also may be in same range although no reliable figures are available. Irony is that this was a totally avoidable war which could have been averted by genuine negotiations.

At this stage, no one can visualize the end game. Ukraine’s president has been playing to the Western gallery and extorting financial and military aid which is continuing to prolong the war. Putin’s megalomania has resulted in severe costs in terms of loss of equipment, soldiers and a severe drain on Russian economy. NATO is gradually becoming an involved party in the war with consequences for all its members. US financial aid to Ukraine has already been resented by the US taxpayers.

Are we looking at a prolonged war in Europe, that will lead to worldwide food crisis and financial recession? Our panel experts will discuss some of these challenges in this round table discussion 

About the Distinguished Panelists 

Maj. Gen. Shashi Bhushan Asthana
Globally acknowledged Strategic and Security Analyst authored over 400 publications. Veteran Infantry General with 45 years experience at national and varied international fields. Former Director General Infantry in Indian Army. TV commentator, Speaker in various Strategic, Military forums, UN Organisations, Think tanks and Universities. Interviewed by various National and International news channels/newspapers/organisations on strategic, military and UN related subjects. Currently On Governing/Security Council Confederation of Education Excellence CEE, International Organisation of Education Development (IOED), and other UN Organisations. On Advisory Board of Global Advisors Consultants Corporation, member Expert Group Challenges Forum, IOED representative in UN Headquarters, Vienna, Austria. Chief Instructor, USI of India, the oldest think tank of India. Distinguished Expert, Bharat Centre of Canada. Advisor Amity University, Bharat Media LLC, USA.

Maj. Gen. Dhruv C. Katoch
An alumnus of Sherwood College Naini Tal, the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and the National Defence College, New Delhi, Major General Dhruv Katoch was commissioned in the DOGRA Regiment on 31 March 1972. In a distinguished career span of nearly four decades, he has held instructional assignments in the Infantry School, Mhow and The Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and senior staff appointments at the brigade, division and Corps levels. Besides the NDC, the General Officer is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the Higher Command Course, Mhow. He has vast experience in sub conventional conflict, having taken part in IPKF operations in Sri Lanka as also operations against terrorists and insurgents in J&K and various states of North East India. He was commended by the Chief of Army Staff for operations against militants in Sri Lanka and was awarded Sena Medal while in command of his battalion in active operations on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. He has commanded a Sector as well as a division in the North East and subsequently retired as Chief of Staff of an operational Corps. The General writes on defence and security related issues. He also writes on non military matters ? both fiction and issues of societal concern.

Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain 
PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & Bar is a retired General of the Indian Army. His last assignment in service was as the Military Secretary of the Indian Army. Prior to that, he commanded the Indian Army’s 15 Corps in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, amongst other appointments. He has also commanded 21 Corps (Strike). In 2018, General Hasnain was appointed Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir.

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