BJP received 82% of donations to national parties in Gujarat

A report from the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch has shown that between 2011-12 and 2015-16 in Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has received more than four times... More

Russia’s Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries

Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries after Russia fulfils the basic contract for the delivery of 200 such rotocraft to that country, Rostec Corporation Director for... More

Is India testing China out on their disputed border again?

Two months after China and India diffused tensions on the Doklam standoff, there seems to be a new risk looming over the two countries. On November 19, Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind paid... More

Why US, India strategic ties can’t sustain

Three months ago, the new South Asia policy that US President Donald Trump laid out was a cause of much optimism in New Delhi. It singled out Pakistan for harboring Islamist insurgents and... More

Rahul Gandhi set to replace mum as Indian National Congress chief

India's main opposition Congress party is set to formally elevate Rahul Gandhi to the post of president in the first week of December, replacing his mother Sonia Gandhi. Congress on November 20 announced an... More

Speeding up projects and acquisition of Mattala airport to dominate Modi-Ranil talks

In the open-ended talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to be held in New Delhi on November 23, the main theme will be speeding up... More

Indian Congress announces schedule for election of new president

The Indian National Congress (INC) on Monday (Nov 20) announced the schedule for the election of a new president. The schedule, finalised at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), says the poll... More

Iran’s good relations with Pakistan, India stops US from blackmailing

India-Pakistan relations have become notably unhealthy in the age of Premier Narendra Modi, however, both countries continue to share something which separates both from the United States: a burgeoning relationship with Iran. As two... More

Bullet-proof car, weapons from US, 5-tier security for Ivanka’s India visit

Indian and US agencies will throw a five-tier security ring around Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, during her three-day visit to Hyderabad for a high-profile entrepreneurship conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the... More

China fiercely opposes Indian President’s visit to Arunachal

China said Monday (Nov 20) it firmly opposes the Indian leader's visit to a disputed area on the China-India border, urging India to refrain from moves that complicate boundary issues, and work with... More

India should have no illusions about Trump’s Afghan strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Manila, Philippines, during the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits India’s wish to advance the “future interests of Asia”. But New Delhi should remember that the “Indo-Pacific” is... More

Advantage Pak, worries Indian Army, as $500 million Israeli missile deal ends

The Indian government's decision to opt out of a $500 million missile deal with Israel will leave Indian soldiers badly out-gunned by Pakistani forces, army sources said. The bottom line is this: Pakistan... More

India refuses to send Kulbhushan’s wife alone to Pakistan

Pakistan says that it is pondering over a request from the Indian government to allow the mother of Indian RAW Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to accompany her daughter-in-law to meet her husband, who is... More

India, Myanmar joint military exercise begins in Meghalaya

A group of 15 officers from the Myanmarese Army is arriving in Guwahati in Indian state of Assam, on Sunday (Nov 19) for a six-day bilateral military exercise with counterparts from the Indian... More

India, UK in diplomatic showdown over ICJ seat

India and UK are headed for what might turn out to be the worst diplomatic showdown between the two nations in recent times. In a brazen attempt to stall the surge in support... More

Indian Army enhances troop presence in peaceful areas along China border

In a bid to strengthen position against the threat of Chinese troops carrying out incursions along the Line of Actual Control, the Indian Army has enhanced its presence in relatively peaceful areas, such... More

India’s Gujarat state elections: Congress settles differences with Patidar outfit

The Congress on Sunday (Nov 19) said it had resolved certain differences with the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, which has been demanding quota for the Patidar community. It was these differences... More

Dean of diplomatic corps flags concern over Delhi pollution

With smog continuing to smother Delhi, the head of the capital’s large diplomatic community met with the external affairs ministry to convey concerns from his colleagues about the impact of the pollution on... More

Five militants, one Indian soldier killed in gun battle in Kashmir

Five suspected militants and an Indian air force commando were killed during a fierce gunbattle on Saturday (Nov 18) in India administrated Kashmir, which also left another soldier injured, the Indian military said. The... More

With eye on China, Pakistan, Indian Army looks to procure 60 surveillance...

Seeking to bolster its ability to monitor movements of Chinese and Pakistani troops, the Indian Army is looking to procure 60 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The Army issued a request for information (RFI), which stipulates... More

Will the Taj Mahal face the same fate as Babri Mosque?

The Taj Mahal, the 7th wonder of the world with its extremely sophisticated architecture and extraordinary beauty, is already going through bad times. An anti-Muslim communal storm kicked off recently in India involving the... More


China trumps the West over Myanmar

Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More

Afghanistan: The Taliban night goggles have a serious message

If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired.  The... More

Muslim leader’s warning of a forced exodus a la Myanmar angers...

Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More

A feudal electoral system

  The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More

Myanmar enters make or break year

This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her third year in power. This coming year is going to be a “make... More


Why US, India strategic ties can’t sustain

Three months ago, the new South Asia policy that US President Donald Trump laid out was a cause of much optimism in New Delhi. It singled out... More

Why India should be wary of the Quad

The second coming of the Quadrilateral alliance of the US, Australia, Japan and India to confront China in the Asia-Pacific may not be the proverbial farce, but... More

India and Saudi Arabia: Two countries going in unexpected directions

In spite of its painful birth as a free and independent state, India quickly became a model for what many considered to be the desired post-colonial progressive... More

A family worries over toxic air’s chilling effects

I have been living in Delhi for nearly two decades and my husband for many more years. Even though we come from different parts of India, it... More



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