Sachi Mohanty Well, it will be a good riddance to the Commissioner if it turns out that he’s being “fired.” Is it my false impression that Neeraj Kumar is mostly busy currying favor with the political masters to ensure a “cushy” posting post-retirement … or a transfer to a next high-profile job posting? Let me [...]
By Zafar Choudhary Going by Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh’s arguably valid parameter of judgement, the current level of relations between India and Pakistan is though tense but back to normal. Jaipur Literature Festival, Justice Verma’s report and whether Modi should be BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate replacing ‘aggressive patriotism’ in the news channel studio spaces [...]
The world is no longer unipolar . A cluster of powers is emerging now .While US remains pre-eminent but it is not the same hyper power as before. As predicted earlier by SAI , alliances are now being formed with or against US. An analysis of basic global power equations indicates “West versus Rest” clusters [...]
The strategy aims at managing the mathematics of terror at the Line of Control, creation of a strong intelligence network in the hinterland to isolate and neutralize the militants and spreading the message of hearts through credible and genuine actions.
Whenever a Pakistani dignitary comes to India, particularly the bosses from Foreign Office, the Pakistan High Commission located at Shantipath in Chankyapuri diplomatic enclave in New Delhi becomes centre of attention –for the media, the hawks, the doves and the spies –as separatist leaders from Kashmir fly down for appraisals from and reminders to Islamabad.
The summit aimed at addressing several important issues and initiate new plans for the group. Such initiatives included economic ones like forming a group bank, cross-linking of stock exchanges, energy and currency, and political issues involved between the member nations.
To ensure a favourable neighbourhood, India needs to take proactive initiatives that combine good economics and astute diplomacy. A shortsighted approach vacillating between appeasement and coercion has not yielded the desired results. In the prevailing environment, smaller neighbours are not averse to India playing a lead role as long as their interests are well served.
Considering these drivers and likely scenarios that may play out, the stakeholders need to work overtime to implement Hearts with passion and sincerity to ensure the Growing Kashmir scenario gains momentum to the benefit of the nation.
The Arab World Egypt protesters in Cairo standoff Al Zazeera Shots fired in capital’s central square, as anti-government protests continue amid reports of prisons being attacked. As protests swell from Yemen to Egypt, Middle East faces uncertainty Post A wave of political unrest threatening Middle Eastern governments grew ominously larger Thursday as new protests shook impoverished [...]
Defence Minister A K Antony unveiled a Defence Production Policy that, in an implicit admission of public sector inadequacy, seeks “to build up a robust indigenous defence industrial base by proactively encouraging larger involvement of the Indian private sector”. The industry has reacted differently to the production policy. Khutub Hai of Mahindra Defence Systems had [...]