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Army has right to retaliate during Kashmir ceasefire

The Centre conveyed the message that benevolence on civilian front was a gesture that did not impede the serious business...

cold war

Is the Cold War back?

India is well equipped to handle the geo-political situation.   Current happenings in West Asia and in Afghanistan nearer home...

India should focus on its defence preparedness

It is strange but not surprising that nations think only of military when compelled to plan for augmenting their protection...

The Opposition has no real ammunition against PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, in his speech in Parliament on the President’s address, focused on the dynastic rule of...

India has an ASEAN moment

The extraordinary sight of all the ten heads of state or government of ASEAN attending the grand Republic Day Parade...

Divisive politics will weaken internal security

The year-long run-up to the next general elections—which will traverse through the Assembly polls in 2018 in several states including...

India may witness a spike in cross-border violence by Pak

A distinct feature of India’s international relations in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime is that there is no lag between...

Ability to prioritise is a must in intelligence

A senior who mentored me in my early years in the Intelligence Bureau told me more than once that one...

Subcontinent is now terror hotbed

Over the last decade, the threat scenario in South Asia has particularly been impacted by three developments—the rise of faith-based...

Pak is India’s headache, not the US’

The release of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, primarily because the Pakistan government never placed the incriminating evidence...

India, US on same page on South Asia’s security

Present day India-US relations have to be monitored objectively—without the overhang of the past regimes in the two countries—to evaluate...

Pakistan wages a low cost war against India

A firm indication of Pakistan ISI’s hand in the sabotage behind the recent derailment of Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur, in...

Politics over national achievements must stop

Politics over national achievements must stop

The responses of the political opposition to the successful surgical strike carried out by our para commandos on terror launch...

India’s return to realism on Pakistan was overdue

India’s return to realism on Pakistan was overdue

India has finally called Pakistan’s bluff on cross border terrorism by giving a free hand to its Army in responding,...

Niti Aayog must focus on Modi doctrine

NITI Aayog, a think tank of the Centre, sponsored a conclave of “eminent” persons from within the country and abroad...

India-US entente grows into strategic partnership

India-US entente grows into strategic partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enunciation of India’s world view at the 11th G20 Summit held at Hangzhou in China’s heartland,...

India’s Pak policy is firm and realistic

India’s Pak policy is firm and realistic

In the backdrop of an increase in the infiltration of terrorists into Kashmir valley from across the Line of Control...

New politico-military strategy needed to tackle global terror

New politico-military strategy needed to tackle global terror

The horrendous killing of innocent citizens celebrating Bastille Day in France’s Nice and the Orlando massacre earlier, both by ISIS’...

First, India must fight its own war on terror

First, India must fight its own war on terror

Pakistan has returned to its old game of fomenting civil unrest and militancy in Kashmir after its army has found...

The new terror requires global handling

The new terror requires global handling

The attack on the Ataturk International Airport at Ankara led by an ISIS suicide bomber of Chechen origin, the Orlando...

Brexit unlikely to impact India

Brexit unlikely to impact India

It is not without significance that the outreach of globalisation is now beginning to set off a balancing trend of...

Orlando has lessons for the democratic world

Orlando has lessons for the democratic world

In what is described in the United States as the worst act of terrorism after 9/11, the massacre of nearly...

PM’s speech in US will be remembered

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ringing address at the US Congress this Wednesday — made notable for the repeated standing applause...

It’s time to repair the steel frame

It’s time to repair the steel frame

The advent of Narendra Modi’s leadership at the national level was in a large measure the outcome of the ringing...