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Indian families slip away to join ISIS


The silent departure of five Indian families for territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Afghanistan has raised alarms about the militant group's reach in India... More

ID card for cows in India to check smuggling


India has proposed introducing ID cards for cows to prevent them from being smuggled across borders. An Aadhaar-like unique identity system for cows has been proposed by the centre in the Supreme... More

Modi amenable to talks in J&K: Mehbooba


  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that there was an urgent need for dialogue to improve the deteriorating situation in the State, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...


"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian... More

Maoists Kills 26 CRPF Jawans In Chhattisgarh  


In a deadly attack, the Maoists killed 26 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force and injured seven more. The encounter took place on Monday afternoon in Kala Pathar area of Chintagufa... More

How does China’s aircraft carrier clout compare with others?


China is about to launch its first homebuilt aircraft carrier, once the tidal conditions are right at the dock where the vessel has been under construction in Dalian. Weighing 70,000 tonnes and... More

Mehbooba Mufti asks CMs to reach out to Kashmiri students, PM...


IN VIEW of the attacks on Kashmiris studying in colleges in various parts of the country, especially in Rajasthan and UP, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti asked chief ministers attending the... More

Mega defence deals likely during PM’s trip to Israel


Mega defence deals, including procurement of an air defence system for the Indian Navy, are likely to be sealed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Israel which will be... More

India Relaxed Loan Conditions for Bangladesh


With the latest credit of $4.5 billion in 2017, India offered total of $7.5 billion loan to Bangladesh in last few years on their own terms. After fruitful discussion between Bangladesh... More

Jinnah’s 2-nation theory triumphs in Kashmir


Kashmir: the jewel in the crown of India’s secularism. In 1947 when the Muslim-majority state acceded to India, it joined a brave homeland for all. India was not going to be... More

New Indian defence doctrine soon to tackle entire spectrum of conflicts


The Indian armed forces have formulated a new "joint doctrine" to ensure the Army, Navy and IAF plan and work together to effectively tackle the entire spectrum of conflict, ranging from... More

India to Develop More Military Airfields Along China Border


The Indian defense ministry has asked its agencies to develop more advanced landing grounds near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh for dispersal of strategic assets, as well... More

60 percent Teesta water blocked for Sikkim power plants 


The controversy over Teesta has now reached Sikkim. The West Bengal government has repeatedly complained about the several hydroelectric projects in Sikkim and now sent a report in this regard to India’s... More

Chinese media warn India over Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit


India will pay “dearly” for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese Government spokesmen media Global Times said on Friday. This warning came days after Beijing announced through its... More

All Chief Ministers Must Ensure Safety Of Kashmiris: Indian Home Minister


Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all states must ensure the safety of Kashmiris in different parts of the country, condemning the alleged attack on students from Kashmir in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh... More

Babri Masjid demolition trials: Ayodhya again


A nearly moribund prosecution has been given a new lease of life by the Supreme Court. By ordering a joint trial into two cases arising out of the Babri Masjid demolition... More

Beijing may quietly force Google to show Arunachal as part of...


Responding to the Dalai Lama's recent Tawang visit, the Chinese government has released “standardised“ Chinese names of six towns in Arunachal Pradesh. The Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday that some more... More

Indian IT industry faces risks from rising protectionism in the West


Under a new executive order signed by US President Donald Trump, the US is reviewing its visa program for foreign workers. The H-1B visa program is most sought-after by Indian IT... More

With ‘Cow Vigilantes’ roaming roads, India’s meat exports are at risk


Despite the fact that about 1 billion of India’s Hindus revere the cow as a maternal figure, the country overtook Brazil to become the world’s largest bovine meat exporter in 2014,... More

India, China to kick-start stalled dialogue on BCIM


Officials and scholars from Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar will meet in Kolkata next week after a gap of more than two-and-half years to kick start the lagging consultation process concerning... More

Bangladeshi influx issue of concern : Indian Home Ministry


The Indian Home Ministry has expressed serious concern over continuing infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals into India. New Delhi is also believed to have raised this issue with Dhaka at the highest level,... More

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Another hornet’s nest stirred

The Modi government has developed a reputation to stir a hornet’s nest where one can be and should be avoided. With less than a month to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Myanmar visit, one of his controversy-prone ministers has... More

Accountability across the board

Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during his YATRA along the GT Road. This confirmed that the 1998 PML(N) mob attack on... More

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim...

The Myanmar military has air-dropped hundreds of troops into the country's strife-torn western Rakhine state in preparation for a surgical operation intended to route out accused Muslim rebels and insurgents, according to military sources. The deployment of the 33rd... More

Kashmir: Produced by 1947, sustained by Indo-Pakistan thereafter

As Pakistan celebrated August 1947 and India celebrates and mourn both, Kashmir bled in a war called by many names since 1947. To India, Kashmir is split into two with Pakistan occupying one half and to Pakistan the story... More

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 disunity; contradictions in domestic and foreign policies; and a marked inability to fulfill election promises. Given... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Spiral into chaos  

Historically speaking, Balochistan in general and the Baloch community in particular are secular. Even in traditional Baloch society, the mullah is not a revered figure. Instead, he... More

Standoff with China prompts revamp of India’s regional policies

The denouement of the dangerous India-China military standoff in Doklam near the Sikkim border is hard to predict. But on the diplomatic and geopolitical plane, one definite... More

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a... More

India’s CEA declines Bhutan’s requests on CBTE

The Bhutanese government around two months ago, through diplomatic channels, sent a letter to the Indian government over Bhutan’s various concerns over the Cross Border Trade in... 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

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