India has 3 times external debt than rest 8 south Asian countries combined 

India's foreign debt is the highest among the South Asian countries. Currently, rest of the south Asian countries combinedly have around 31 percent external debt of what India have. Pakistan and... More


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 country's northeast. His human rights forum ultimately provided him the launch pad for... More

Without dialogue, Afghanistan can have stalemate only

Notwithstanding Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s recent invitation to Pakistan for ‘comprehensive dialogue’, other recent most developments have shown that the available space for dialogue is shrinking fast, adding to the so-called “stalemate” that the American military leadership... More

Interplay between economy and security

A strong connection between the country’s prosperity and military power or put simply, economy and security are two sides of the same coin; without political stability, without security and without peace it is difficult to develop an... More

The failed plot in Dhaka; did media pass the maturity test?

In the wake of the Myanmar Rohingya crisis, political anxiety and a sense of uncertainty has surfaced in Bangladesh which was only to be expected. In fact, it’s a regional trend which has been both dislocated due... More

China comes to Myanmar’s aid in face of sanctions

While some countries mull possible sanctions against Myanmar, China stands poised to use the opportunity to prove its friendship. At issue is the situation in Rakhine, which has forced more than 400,000 Muslim Rohinygas – or Bengalis... More


Across the aisle: Summer of 2014 to autumn of 2017

I did not set the cat among the pigeons. In fact, my grievance was that nothing that more knowledgeable persons (leave aside my views) wrote or said... More

India-US defense cooperation: much cry and little wool

On Monday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in India to promote American weapons and tout for American strategy. Some Indian media claimed that stronger India-US defense... More

Sino-Russian alliance and ‘Eurasian fortress’

Across the unending steppes of Central Asia and the frozen forests of Siberia, the spheres of Russia and China meet. In this vast landscape deep in the... More

Indian economy is on a downward spiral

I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy.... 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