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Modern social history at its best

The best of histories are written in worst of times. Distinguished scholars rise above aggressive political propaganda to produce historical...

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru blundered by signing Indus Water Treaty

There was no need for a negotiated written treaty. Unfortunately, it appears that Nehru’s priority was his international stature rather...

G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires

Modi gets results from a Kong-strength foreign policy

India has earned the respect of the world afresh. This has resulted in global responsiveness to India’s concerns.   External...

Indian Air Force officials display a wreckage of AMRAAM air-to-air missile that they say was fired by Pakistan Air Force fighter jet during a strike over Kashmir on Wednesday, after speaking with media in lawns of India's Defence Ministry in New Delhi

India-Pak: Calls for de-escalation and dialogue smack of defeatism

India must shed its pusillanimity and adopt a multi pronged approach using all the elements of state power.   In...

Kupwara: Soldiers at the site of an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on March 3, 2019. Two militants, five security men and a civilian were killed in the 48-hour-long gunfight that ended. (Photo: IANS)

Reduce Army visibility on Kashmir’s streets

Establishment in Pakistan is fully aware that use of nuclear weapons against India would draw immediate retaliation and Pak would...

dinesh

Pak problem has not ended: Build effective deterrence and retaliation capabilities

Security forces remain engaged, with terrorists being armed, trained, funded and diplomatically supported by Pak. India must continue with retaliatory...

aparna

Pakistani military’s credibility problem with its own people

A security apparatus controls the narrative in Pak by ensuring that no media outfit counters its views.   Amajor consequence...

walid

Post Warsaw summit, what’s next with Iran?

The international community has been monitoring the large coalition of governments that gathered from several regions to meet last week...

Baramulla:  Security forces keep a strict vigil as authorities clamp curfew and restrictions amid protest shutdown called by separatists at Khanpora of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, on Aug 3, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

The central dogma of Kashmir

The central dogma in molecular biology states that “Once information has passed from nucleic acid to proteins it cannot get...

nitin

Congress’ wild allegations on Rafale harming national security

PMO can ask for details, seek clarifications, suggest modifications to most matters since it leads the government.   The Rafale...

subi

Globalisation 4.0: World wakes up to the promise of India

IMF, in its world economic outlook, has forecast India to touch a growth rate of 7.5% in 2019. India’s innovative,...

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi briefs media persons ahead of the Budget Session 2019-20 of Parliament, in New Delhi on Jan 31, 2019. Also seen Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Vijay Goel. (Photo: IA

Bench-strength crucial for delivery for Modi 2.0

Size and quality of political access pool is important. There is a need to induct people based on executive merit....

New Delhi: Hindu activists stage a demonstration to press for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya; in New Delhi on Dec 6, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Ram temple: Time to rectify a historical wrong

It would put to rest a fractious controversy and restore harmony between Hindus and Muslims.   The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid...

prafull

Jinnah blocked Muslim primacy in India

In achieving his ambition,  Jinnah’s partition saved the Hindu civilisation from an Islamist catastrophe. An undivided India would today have...

Sanskrit Shlok

How to rejuvenate India’s science

What if I told you the illustration given with this piece is not of a spiritual text but the derivation...