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Tripura’s new pitch for Geo-Economics

Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even...

Mamata leads anti-BJP alliance making

Bengal has been known for showing the way for India in more ways than one. It may do so again in national politics. Mamata Banerjee,...

Trump brings Asian rivals on the same page

During the 2016 presidential campaign, there were doubts about Donald Trump's ability to conduct war. Even people who liked him worried that he would be...

BJP’s Northeast success 

Three Northeast Indian states recently returned BJP led coalitions to power. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his senior cabinet ministers were down in Northeastern state...

Israel-India relations central to Delhi’s new Mideast Policy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to India has firmly underlined the growing ties between the two countries, both democracies but ruled by...

Battle hots up for India’s tiny red fort

Tiny Tripura goes to polls on 18 February along with two other northeast Indian states, Nagaland and Meghalaya, in an electoral battle that is...

Pranab Mukherjee’s Bangladesh visit 

Pranab Mukherjee is the last of the Mohicans in the India-Bangladesh saga. He is India's most respected and senior most Bengali politician who has...

Former R&AW chief in India’s national security team

No deputy to the National Security Advisor (NSA) in India has attracted so much attention in Delhi's policy making circles as Rajinder Khanna did...

Whither Naga Accord!

Another Christmas has passed. The Nagas, India's most embattled nationality, still await the gift that Santa Claus Narendra Damodardas Modi promised them when his...

Gujarat warning for Modi, BJP

When asked what the BJP was doing to fulfil Narendra Modi's pre-poll promise to deposit a few lakhs in all bank accounts after bringing...

Should India see Nepal polls as defeat!

Delhi's foreign policy mandarins could not conceal their glee when, in a tweet on 13 November, Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Kamal Thapa...

Myanmar’s Censorship worries

A film festival and a media development conference in Yangon has revived the controversy on Myanmar's struggle to end the draconian censorship of the...

Big talk won’t help Indian army

It is not yet known what Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has done to address procurement issues to equip his one million plus...

QUAD back in Asia

US president Donald Trump began his presidency by howling "America First" at the top of his voice. State Department officials, who had conceived and...

Indian military diplomacy picking up

Bangladesh and Myanmar seem to be the immediate focus of Indian military diplomacy in its immediate neighbourhood, that seems to be gathering some pace,...

India for naval alliance to tackle China

Much as China seeks to exploit 'India fears' amongst smaller South Asian nations to make inroads into the region, India is trying to play...

Modi’s Naga failure

Despite much chest thumping surrounding the signing of a framework agreement in 2015, the Modi administration in India has failed to conclude a final...

Modi losing steam

Why is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he can drink poison for the 'good of the country'? Such a desperate pronouncement from someone claiming...

Lady and her generals 

"Aung San Suu Kyi and her generals” ran a headline in The New York Times, as if she controlled them. The fact is she...

How good a Defence Minister would Nirmala be?

The BJP has tried to project Nirmala Sitharaman's elevation as a full cabinet minister as an example of women empowerment in India. Some in...

Hapless people in a fluid corridor 

In the 1970s, an Indian army brigadier took up the cause of his people suffering human rights violations in his native Mizoram in the...