In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in an insightful conversation with Commodore C Uday Bhaskar, a senior Naval Officer and the Director of the Society for Policy Studies. Commodore Uday is one of India’s leading experts and critics in security and strategy affairs. He writes columns about international security issues.
Commodore Uday talks about the three key milestones of his life. He shares his experience joining the NDA in the 1960s. The China expert talks about China’s age old philosophy of expansionism. He shares insights about China’s strategic culture.
Commodore Uday talks about the functioning of the checkbook diplomacy of China. He later talks about the revolutionary Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He shares his thoughts about Xi’s policies. He analyzes the succession in Chinese politics. The expert later talks about China’s military power, diplomacy, politics, culture, and economy. Before concluding, he foresees the future of India-China relations.
Commodore C Uday Bhaskar, Director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS)
life member of the United Service Institution (USI) of India. His daughter, Swara Bhaskar is a Hindi film actress.Bhaskar hails from Godavari belt of Andhra Pradesh. He is alumnus of Sainik School, Korukonda . Uday Bhaskar married Ira Bhaskar, a professor of Cinema studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and author of Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema. He has two children, a daughter, and a son.