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Cool Breeze: The Rajya Sabha seat that rankled

Cool Breeze: The Rajya Sabha seat that rankled

The Rajya Sabha seat that rankled Congressmen are privately unhappy about the Rajya Sabha seat given to Rahul Gandhi’s favourite...

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Managing the Dragon

Decoupling from China requires a deep strategic vision where defending digital territory is as vital as physical territory.   Joined...

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Cool Breeze: The Jaitley Gen Next

The Jaitley Gen Next Is Arun Jaitley’s daughter planning a political debut? One look at Sonali Jaitley Bakshi’s Twitter timeline...

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Karakoram and other factors in India-China standoff

We ignore Dogra maps showing their control over areas beyond Aksai Chin, in the Tarim basin and villages near Mansarovar....

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The Rao I knew

P.V. Narasimha Rao once told me, ‘I can take her on, but I do not wish to do so.’  ...

China won’t accept status quo ante

China won’t accept status quo ante

On 2 July 2020, China’s Global Times interviewed me on the current state of India-China relations. Most of my arguments...

15 years of Indo US

15 years of Indo-US nuclear deal: Benefits transcend nuclear

The deal laid the foundation for greater trust and friendship.   This month marks the 15th anniversary of the start...

Indo Sino relations

Indo-Sino relations at the crossroads

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unannounced visit to the forward areas in Ladakh has sent multiple messages, both internationally as well...

Sovereignty over Internationalism

Sovereignty over Internationalism

Banning TikTok and other Chinese apps is just one small step towards India’s geo-political repositioning.   THE HISTORY OF INDIA’S...

PM Warns china against expansionism

PM warns China against expansionism

At times, push needs to come to a shove before an individual comes to his/her senses and attempts a course...

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Cuba, Novichok, HK law and Galwan

Hong Kong security law has ensured that Xi has joined Putin in the list of leaders with whom real compromise...

Indian Air Force aircraft carrying out sorties in Leh

Intensifying conflict with China is not WWIII

Xi Jinping has mistaken surreptitious land grabs over the years as conquest. And now after the thrashing his forces received...

From non alignment to strategic alignment India’s way forward

From non alignment to strategic alignment: India’s way forward

It is time to proceed firmly, and pragmatically and ‘selfishly’ pursue our national interest in all fields.     The...

This Outsider:  The Chosen One?

This Outsider: The Chosen One?

For more years than I care to remember, I have heard so many people using this word on a daily...

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Needed, surgical strike against Chinese economy

While the Chinese economy may be four and a half times India’s, it is still a developing nation, and similar...