Author: dev

Any serious observer of terror attacks on Indian soil over the past 25 years can see the Pakistani deep state’s role in planning, training, arming and guiding the terrorists, as evidenced in the latest attack in Pathankot. Of course, this is rarely admitted, with the...

Since 1958, when Japan chose to give official development assistance (ODA) to India—its first to any country—Indo-Japanese relations have moved steadily along, with the exception of the immediate aftermath of the Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998. India has been one of the largest recipients of...

Terrorism is both an ultra-modern and a very traditional conspiracy. Suicide bombers are revered before and after their deaths, pushed into the act with celebrity status and with a promise of paradise, as we have seen time and again with Islamist jihadis. But, despite their...

It is believed that most nations come together either for improving the life of people with economic growth or to counter an external enemy or an aggressor. Pakistan’s establishment has always diverted precious resources towards increasing its military capabilities, citing the possibility of an Indian...

In an attempt to take the initiative out of the hands of the US and its Arab allies, Russia has undertaken its biggest intervention in the Middle East in decades, with a series of air and missile strikes in Syria and its neighbourhood. But the...

All through the month of September, India’s military establishment celebrated as the 50th year of—what is now being proclaimed—India’s victory in the 1965 war. The reality is that the 1965 war was a stalemate, a draw. The report card based on neutral claims, when ceasefire...

Despite a decade-long effort by military veterans for One Rank, One Pension (OROP), the subject finally caught the nation’s imagination only after their large sit-ins at the Jantar Mantar complex in the centre of New Delhi. And, they have been doing so since June, through...

Above all else, it was Pakistan's obsession with Kashmir that led to the collapse of the NSA-level talks between Delhi and Islamabad. The talks were meant to focus on terror—as agreed in Ufa, Russia, at a meeting between prime ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif—but...