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P K Balachandran

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Sirisena makes history by appointing a Tamil as navy chief after...

Sri Lankan President Maithripal Sirisena made history on Friday, when he appointed Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah, from the minority Tamil community, as Commander of...

Is Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe bidding for Lanka’s Sinhala-Buddhist constituency?

Sri Lanka’s Minister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, appears to be making a bid to capture the island’s core political constituency -...

Sri Lankan government’s multifarious dilemmas

Two years into its five-year term, Sri Lanka’s coalition government led by President Maithipala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is afflicted by chronic...

‘China won’t use Lanka’s location for its strategic needs’

China will never use Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean for its strategic and security needs, the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka,...

Arms industries in India, China and Pakistan need to modernize to...

India, China and Pakistan have indigenous arms industries in order to sustain their independence and assert their power in the region and beyond. All...

Gorkhaland stir is a festering sore which could threaten India’s security

It was in the middle of May that the Nepalese-speaking Gorkhas of North Eastern India re-started their agitation for the establishment of an autonomous...

Endless imbroglio over foreign participation in Sri Lankan ports

Endless imbroglio over foreign participation in the development of Sri Lanka’s ports, threatens to bring to a grinding halt any progress in the island...

Standoff with China calls for re-casting of India’s Bhutan policy

The on-going Sino-Indian military confrontation in Doklam is taking place on land claimed by Bhutan and China. Officially, India is not party to the...

Sri Lanka joins China’s One Belt One Road project with port...

With the signing of the amended agreement by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the China Merchant Port Holdings Company (CMPort) here on...

Debacle in Doklam reveals serious flaws in India’s “Neighborhood First” policy

The unfolding realities underlying the Sino-Indian standoff over the border in Doklam are clearly bringing out serious flaws in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Neighborhood...

Sociology of growing unit level indiscipline in the Indian army

The recent killing of Maj.Shikhar Thapa by Naik (trooper) Kathiresan over the use of a mobile phone in Uri on the India-Pakistan border in...

China’s military adapts to changing conditions 

Forced by changing conditions in the field of warfare, China this week embarked on a new program to turn its gigantic armed forces built...

India-China standoff over Bhutan remains intractable

India is trying not to enter into a slanging match with China over the military standoff at Doklam on the Bhutan-Tibet border in the...

China’s latest anti-Indian stance stems from Malabar Exercise’s threat to OBOR...

In all the writings on the on-going conflict between China and India over the border between Bhutan and Tibet, no one has attempted to...

Fishing in India’s troubled North East

In its no holds barred tussle with India to corner the latter militarily and politically, and reduce its political and economic stature in its...

Bangladesh offers Lanka help in disaster preparedness and rice cultivation    

Bangladesh will offer Sri Lanka help in a variety of economic areas, particularly disaster preparedness and rice cultivation, during the forthcoming visit of the...

Why is China hitting India where it hurts most?

The stand-off between India and China over the border between the two countries in the Bhutan-Sikkim-Tibet section, took a turn for the worse on...

Intimacy with Israel scares Indian Muslims

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a rousing reception when he landed in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Stepping down from the aircraft, Modi gave...

Rights Group exposes plight of Indian Muslims

The latest report on the plight of Indian Muslims by the London-based Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Centre for the Study of...

Trump triumphs over Modi in Washington talks

Despite holding hands and giving bear hugs three times publicly to show exceptional closeness, India’s pushy Prime Minister Narendra Modi got precious little from...

Madhesis ignore call to boycott Nepal local elections

The Madhesis, a people of recent Indian origin who had sworn that they would boycott the second phase of the Nepalese local body elections...