Indian Army deploys US, Italy-trained snipers with deadly new rifles along LoC

Elite units of the Indian Army, equipped with deadly new sniper rifles, have been deployed along the Line of Control with Pakistan after special training from American and Italian experts. Sources in the Army told The Print that... More

Most women MPs ever, yet only 14.6% of Lok Sabha

A beauty queen, an award-winning writer and four giant-killers; one who contested because she received a “signal from God” and another who once famously showed her middle finger to a hectoring news anchor, it is safe to... More

India’s naval ambitions and strategic stability of South Asia

For a long time, India has held the ambition of becoming one of the greatest military powers in the world. For this purpose, India spends significant amounts of money to modernize its armed forces including its land,... More

What does Modi’s return to power mean for India’s Muslims?

Days after returning to power with a resounding mandate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi struck a conciliatory tone by saying his party needed to win the trust of Muslims - the country's largest minority. Modi led his Bharatiya Janata... More

From US-China trade war to Iran sanctions: PM Modi faces foreign pressures...

After leading the BJP to a landslide win in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to deftly navigate a trade war between the United States and China and rising tensions between the US... More

India, Pakistan continue to test weapons systems amid tensions

A day after the leaders of India and Pakistan established their first communication as a friendly gesture towards peace since the escalation of tensions in February, the Indian military test fired a surface-to-air defence missile system —... More

Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims targeted in at least five incidents since BJP won...

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked newly-elected parliamentarians from the National Democratic Alliance to win the trust of minority communities, at least five incidents of violence against minorities have come to light in the five days... More

Modi faces array of foreign policy challenges

Soon after he became prime minister in May 2014, Narendra Modi set off on a series of visits to neighboring countries, starting a process not just of getting to know his counterparts around the world, but also... More

With invite to PM Modi oath, India shifts focus from SAARC to...

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on Thursday will be attended by leaders from the BIMSTEC member states. The president of Kyrgyztan and the Mauritius prime minister have been invited as well. The BIMSTEC, or the Bay... More

Rare exception: Pakistan allows Sushma’s overflight on India’s request

Islamabad made a rare exception for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to fly directly through Pakistani airspace to attend the SCO meet in Bishkek last week, officials in Delhi and Islamabad confirmed to The Hindu. The permission for... More

40% of India’s MPs face criminal charges, including rape and murder: Study

More than 40 per cent of lawmakers in India's new Parliament face criminal charges - some as serious as murder and rape - and the list is growing, an electoral reform group said on Saturday (May 25). One... More

It’s Modi’s India now

“The silent majority has spoken,” said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajyavardhan Rathore on India Today TV as it became clear on Thursday that the ruling BJP would once again win more than half of the seats in... More

India’s Muslims quiver in the new dawn of an emboldened Narendra Modi

Just after 1.30pm on Friday, the loudspeaker outside Sarai Alawardi mosque crackled to life, and more than a thousand foreheads were touched to the hessian mats that lined the ground. Towering over them were the skyscrapers of... More

Zakir Musa’s killing is no blow to militancy in Kashmir

On July 27, 2017, for the first time since the outbreak of militancy in Kashmir in 1989, Al Qaeda formally announced establishment of its affiliate Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind in Kashmir. And its chief was a local militant Zakir... More

Victorious Modi? Yes. Victorious Bharat? Not on your life

More than anybody else, he knows how this result was produced. His extremely well-funded campaign carefully avoided any reference to the promises of development he had made five years ago and relied instead on stoking fears about... More

China proposes ASEAN+3 mega free trade agreement sans India

India could be out of the mega trade deal being negotiated between 16 countries, including the ASEAN and China, if a proposal made by Beijing for a free trade pact excluding New Delhi is taken seriously by... More

BJP for early abrogation of Articles 370, 35A, says J&K BJP president

Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on may 26 said his party is for early abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution. He also expressed confidence that the BJP will form the next government in... More

A vote for Modi became a vote for ‘India’: Future of Pak-India...

by Najmuddin A. Shaikh The Indian Lok Sabha election conducted from 11 April to 19 May is finally over. The results announced on 23 May show that 60.37 crore votes were cast in the election, representing 67 percent of... More

Emotions run high at Congress meet as Rahul Gandhi says non-Gandhi can...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has taken full responsibility for the party’s poor showing in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, telling senior leaders at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting Saturday that anyone could replace him — that... More

No easy solutions for the Congress

When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Narendra Modi stormed to power in 2014, the Congress was reduced to 44 seats in the Lok Sabha. In 2019, the Congress has suffered another colossal defeat. It won... More

Indian army unit looking after China border test-fires BrahMos missile

The Indian Army's Eastern Command Unit, which looks after the China border, has "validated the deep penetration capability" of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile "as part of joint training by Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air... More


India falls in line with others on Afghanistan

After swinging its Iran policy from ‘no dictate from the U.S.’ and compliance only with the U.N sanctions to completely ditching their purchase of oil from Iran and principally following the U.S. policy of isolating and crippling Iran’s economy, India has now also made a major change in its... More

Court ticks off Bangladesh Central Bank for being blatantly pro-rich

Bangladeshi farmers are facing a massive problem with their rice harvest facing low demand and a steep fall in prices. The distressing situation has led some farmers to burn their crops in anger. People are aghast that the agriculture sector can be in such a situation in what is billed... More

Effects of Saffron surge in West Bengal

Bengal and its poll outcome were clearly the sub-text to the 2019 Indian elections, if the main text was whether BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi could come back to power. The BJP is back in power in India and the country is set to witness another term of Modi. In... More

“Tsunamo” hits India: Modi proves Cassandras wrong

The political wave which engulfed most of India on May 23 has been aptly named “Tsunamo” – a Tsunami like Narendra Modi wave which caused unexpected and unprecedented electoral destruction as it swept across the country. “Namo” in “Tsunamo” is short for Narendra Modi, the iconic leader of the Bharatiya... More

Complying with sanctions on Iran, India moves into US orbit

With India completely stopping purchase of Iranian oil, there is little doubt that India has jumped on to the US bandwagon of coercive politics. Washington has ratcheted up economic sanctions on Iran and is trying to push the latter’s oil exports to zero to force Tehran to give up its... More



Exclusive Interview with Bhutan’s Prime Minister

“I will request PM Sheikh Hasina to support us with some (medical) specialists that will be an immediate help for Bhutan” Dr.Lotay Tshering Prime Minister of Bhutan Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Dr. Lotay Tshering, is set to visit Bangladesh on 12th... More