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The OKIDB story: China profiling millions around the world

My company Internet 2.0 was instrumental in uncovering the details of the vast database built by Chinese company Zhenhua Data....

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The Tibet factor in India-China relations

India’s policies or actions should not be dictated by what others will think or say, particularly how China will react...

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Time to get rid of pseudo-secularism

By embracing our traditional values of plurality, diversity and unity we are strengthening the chord of integrity that binds all...

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Beginning of end of Arab-Israeli enmity

If wisdom prevails, Palestinian leadership should begin to think about normalising relations with Israel.   Early in the week an...

Realising one Bahraini’s vision of Arab-Israeli Peace

Realising one Bahraini’s vision of Arab-Israeli Peace

In 2005, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa appointed Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs. From...

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Politics erupts in Punjab over Farm Bills

The Centre’s insistence on pushing through the Farm Bills in Parliament, has ignited politics in Punjab, even though the Assembly...

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India’s options on tackling China

The five-point agreement is in keeping with China’s tradition of trying to lull us into complacency while planning its next...

Not a question of if, but when China will strike

Not a question of if, but when China will strike

The Chinese won’t change. Just like the leopard, the Chinese don’t change their spots. This became evident once again during...

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Ignore Chinese media’s nervously boastful hoots

Given the lack of combat experience of the PLA, it is difficult to judge the level of proficiency of soldiers...

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Cool Breeze: Why Did Harsimrat Badal Resign?

Why Did Harsimrat Badal Resign? Harsimrat Badal, SAD minister in the NDA submitted her resignation over three anti-farmer ordinances, especially...

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Making secondary school and higher education more autonomous

We need to remain cognizant that no countrywide silver bullet to our higher education problems exists given the great diversity...

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Unreality bites: The Chinese spin on the LAC standoff

The talk in China is, since the Indian government has failed to contain Covid-19 and since the economy is facing...

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India, China make modest progress

Yet the road to de-escalation is an arduous and hazardous one.  Even the critics of the Narendra Modi government’s China...

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Hopefully all will be well as there will be no ‘well’ in this session

Written Answers to MPs will provide scope for future discussion; the heat of Question Hour shall be missed.    ...

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War clouds demand maturity

Let us appreciate that any tactical flashpoint by soldiers on the frontline can have strategic repercussions.   These are testing...