The Army has decided to shelve all new raisings for a China-specific Mountain Strike Corps due to financial constraints.
The decision effectively puts the corps, as envisaged, in cold storage.
The decision comes five years after... More
Talks to establish a hotline telephone link between the militaries of India and China, revived only last week, have hit a roadblock on matters of protocol and operational command, a senior defence official has... More
The Foreign Office on Thursday said the United Nation’s human rights report on Kashmir verified claims of brutality in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
The United Nation’s office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued its... More
India needs to tread carefully without losing sight of its core trade-related priorities. Given the dark protectionist clouds arising from the trade war, India faces several challenges in agriculture, industrial goods, and services. Its... More
Indian naval ship INS Sumitra on Tuesday became the first-ever warship to enter port of Sabang in Indonesia.
"INS Sumitra today became the first warship to enter Port of Sabang. It was received by traditional... More
Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India in May 2014. For more than a decade before that, he had the image of a Right-wing strongman and his election elicited concern from many quarters... More
Two years after the popular rebel commander Burhan Wani was killed by Indian government forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Kashmir Valley has changed in many ways – from the rise in violence... More
A top Indian military commander is set to lead a delegation to China next month for talks to improve ties and control differences that can cause conflict along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control... More
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has begun constructing a ‘forward’ airbase in the western Indian state of Gujarat to counter a similar facility located across the border in Pakistan’s Sindh Province.
Official sources told Jane’s... More
Ever since the Pro-Hindu Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014 in India by a record land-slide victory under the command of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, surveys, both national as well as... More
The Indian Navy’s (IN’s) longstanding plan to build and commission its second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2) into service by 2030–32 has been further postponed due to steadily declining budgets, technological hurdles, and, above all,... More
The armies of India, Pakistan and China are set to rendezvous by the banks of a “beautiful, colourful lake” in Russia next month for a unique wargame.
India has picked a contingent of about 200... More
Violence has spiked in the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir, with more than 170 deaths so far in 2018, amid fears that strife will worsen further ahead of national elections next year.
A new United Nations... More
Iran will end “special privileges” for India if New Delhi tried to replace Iranian crude with supplies from Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United States, said a senior Iranian diplomat in New Delhi on... More
In an event not much publicised in India, China, on 15 June, launched the ‘First China-South Asia Cooperation Forum’ (CSACF) in Yunnan Province. It was also attended by the Indian Consul-General in Guangzhou, Sailas... More
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic strategy has been clear from the outset of his term: deepen ties with the U.S. and Japan while openly showing suspicion of China.
The game plan has changed.
Military watchers... More
On Friday, June 8, two young men from Guwahati, Assam, Nilotpal Das (29) and Abhijeet Nath (30) both working in the Bollywood music industry, were on holiday back home and decided to visit Kangthilangso,... More
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday, demanded that Bangladesh should liberalise its import rules so that the products from Tripura could be easily exported to the neighbouring country. “There are barriers in... More
The first stage of a lengthy procurement process for fighter jets ends Friday for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The force is desperately short of fighters, with its squadron strength depleting faster than planes... More
Narendra Modi is India's most travelled Prime Minister. The opposition Congress recently wanted his name on the Guinness Book of World Records for the most travelled Prime Minister, mockingly writing," We are overwhelmed and”extremely happy to suggest the name of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has set the... More
For the Indian policy makers, one of the crucial questions today is of how to walk a balancing act between the US, their prime strategic ally, and Iran, their traditional regional ally and, of course, third biggest supplier of oil. The question has become even more significant ever since... More
Even a cursory analysis of the three Nawaz Sharif sackings as PM reveals one constant sordid fact, his incurring penchant to listen to a bunch of “unelectable advisors” who constantly feed his already inflated ego about his supposed omni-potency. The 1993 sacking did him wonders, turning an Establishment “puppet... More
There is something scared about the relationship between a University, its teachers and students. It is built on trust, obligation, mutual affection and much more.
Its as if the teacher is the parent, the campus is the home. A relationship is inherently therefore written into this unwritten contract. It was... More
Myanmar’s new finance minister, Soe Win is determined to revitalize the government’s economic policies and ensure their effective implementation, according to government insiders. Although he has only been in his post for less than two months, there are significant signs that with him at the helm, the government’s commitment... More
Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a case in point.
Since the start of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at allies and adversaries alike on trade. Often, as with India, the U.S. has pushed for enhanced security cooperation at the same time it declared trade relations a national security threat. The belligerence has left many... More
The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before” polls results are upon us, the “impartiality” of the police and the “neutrality” of the civil administration have once again been demonstrated, the never-too-late-to-follow “certificate” of the Election Commission has been delivered and, of course, our democracy now stands “strengthened”.
The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign. The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign.
Only a few weeks ago I had poured out my... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More