OPINION

China’s Strategic Challenge for India

Earlier alike, the second consecutive BJP-led government formed on 30th of May 2019, under the premiership of Narendra Modi will certainly focus its major policy attention on the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In his first inning Modi worked on two…

J&K Reservation Bill: A Question of Federalism

Recently, Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill which seeks to amend a Presidential Order of 1954 in order to change how reservation was applied in Jammu and Kashmir. The Bill awaits Presidential assent to become law. Given that…

Trump’s Repeated Ignorance Of History

In his speech on 4th July at National Mall, Washington, President Donald Trump said, “We will always be the people who defeated a tyrant, crossed a continent, harnessed science, took to the skies, and soared into the heavens. We are one…

Why Is India Losing Kashmir Narrative

Our government from time to time is given to “blasting”, “slamming” and reacting “strongly” to international criticism of our handling of the Kashmir situation, particularly its human rights issues. Our media gives the impression that India’s critics are periodically subject…

Nehru And The Kashmir Quandary

Union Home Minister Amit Shah earlier this month held India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, responsible for the country being deprived of one-third of Kashmir. Except for those who deify Nehru, most others readily agree to the obvious fact that Nehru…

It’s All About Iran, Stupid!

Once upon a time, there was a brutal and reckless dictator of an oil-rich Arab country who, despite his well-documented excesses, was stroked and supported by the United States and other Western governments. His crimes were terrible, went the rationale,…

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