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Indian soldiers yet to get basic infantry weapons


Indian Army's foot soldiers are still nowhere close to getting basic modern infantry weapons, ranging from assault rifles and sniper guns to light machine guns and close-quarter battle carbines,... More

India wary as uncertainty mars Trump’s Pakistan policy


US President Donald Trump's tweet that he is starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders, even thanking Islamabad for cooperation on many fronts, has... More

Missing a Nobel chance


The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United Nations in... More

Indian NE region calls for power link through Bangladesh


Power ministers of the Indian North East will urge the Centre to work on an alternative link through neighbouring Bangladesh for an uninterrupted power supply to their region, a... More

India to enhance infrastructure along border with China


Close on the heels of Doklam standoff, the Indian defence ministry has decided to significantly enhance infrastructure along the nearly 4,000 km-long Sino-India border including around the areas of... More

Indian Supreme Court barred the Government to deport Rohingas


Indian Supreme court on Friday barred the government to deport some 40,000 Rohinga refugees settled in different camps in India until November 21, when it will likely deliver a... More

Israeli UAV producers face export restrictions, will it affect India?


Limitations on the transfer of advanced technologies embedded in the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP unmanned air vehicle are making a competition with the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems... More

India worse than Nepal, Bangladesh in tackling hunger, down 3 ranks globally:...


With more than a fifth (21%) of its children wasted — low weight for height — India ranks 100 of 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI),... More

Accusing Pakistan alone won’t wipe out terror threat for India


On September 23, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took a swipe at Pakistan at the 72nd UN General Assembly, saying that Islamabad had given the world "terrorists" while... More

For first time, IAF commandos killed in Kashmir combat


For the first time in Kashmir’s nearly three-decades-long insurgency, two Indian Air Force (IAF) commandos were killed in a fierce gunfight with militants in the region’s Bandipora district on... More

IMF reduces India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.7% for 2017-’18


The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slashed India’s Gross Domestic Product growth forecast for the 2017-’18 financial year to 6.7% in its World Economic Outlook report for October. In its April... More

China, India improve on crisis management as minister waves at Chinese soldiers


Sino-Indian relations is entering a new era of crisis management where Indian leadership should seek to fix stagnated ties, a Chinese expert warned on Sunday after India's defense minister... More

One person from Indian armed forces kills self every three days


The body of Narendra R, the soldier who shot himself on duty in South Kashmir’s Anantnag arrived in Bengaluru late Monday. Despite his family having apprehensions that he committed... More

4 militants, Indian soldier killed in fighting in India administrated Kashmir


 At least four suspected militants and an Indian army soldier were killed in three separate gun-battles in India-held Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday. Indian Police claimed that the suspects were... More

Indian Navy to get third anti-submarine corvette soon


After a delay of more than five years, the Indian Navy is set to receive its third anti-submarine corvette INS Kiltan. The warship will be commissioned on October 16 under the Eastern Naval Command,... More

India must overcome security paranoia


As the Chinese public celebrated the National Day holidays, the Sino-Indian border issue was again thrust into the media limelight in India. According to Indian media outlets, the Chinese... More

China says economic development will ensure maritime security


While other countries participating in the Galle International Naval Dialogue here on Monday viewed maritime security from a purely military angle, China said that the best guarantor of maritime... More

Indian court commutes death sentences of 11 men convicted over 2002 train...


An Indian court on Monday (Oct 9) commuted the death sentences of 11 men convicted of causing a 2002 train fire that sparked anti-Muslim riots in which more than... More

60+ is India’s fastest growing demographic. Yet, public policy largely ignores the...


Kisturi Devi, 62, lives with her two daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren in Ballana village of Alwar district in Rajasthan. All three women are widowed. Since 2013, Devi has been... More

The US-Sino great game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC


US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding... More

China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border


China today referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions,... More

COLUMN

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

India’s Afghanistan venture has its limits

Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

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... More