Monthly Archives: November 2021


A unanimously beloved

Father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme’ Abdul Qadeer Khan dies (10 Oct, 2021) Pakistani atomic scientist died after being transferred to the hospital with lung problems. Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme, has died at 85.

Nuclear-wise, India is seriously handicapped

Nuclear-wise, India is seriously handicapped3

By Bharat Karnad A decision approving a series of test firings of the Agni-5 intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been pending for the last 10 years. When it was finally taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi it was done,

China taps in the Bhutanese nail in India’s strategic coffin

China taps in the Bhutanese nail in India’s strategic coffin2

Modi going to inspect a Guard of Honour presented by the Bhutanese Army in Thimpu By Bharat Karnad “Who will not want a friend and a neighbour like Bhutan?” an elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked rhetorically, after wrapping up

Bharat bandh – Making of farmers’ revolution

Bharat bandh - Making of farmers' revolution1

In the last 10 months, the agitation against the three farm laws has spread from being a ‘regional protest’ to a nationwide movement By Indra Shekhar Singh It was September 27 and a Bharat bandh. And amidst a blooming cotton

Why is Washington encouraging India to confront Pakistan?

Why South East Asian countries should30

By Brian Cloughley India and Pakistan share a long border and do not get along well, to put it mildly.  The main cause of disagreement is the divided territory of Kashmir which as long ago as 1948 necessitated UN Security

IAF’s goofs and Delhi’s post-Pulwama debacle

IAF's goofs and Delhi's post-Pulwama debacle1

A Post-mortem By Bharat Karnad Many things are incomprehensible when pondering the post-Pulwama developments. The nature of the retaliation is one issue, and India’s reluctance to say anything, do anything, that would be taken askance by China, is another. If

Insecure national security

Insecure national security1

The irony is that the real threat to national security now comes from those who believe they are protecting it. How will it help the cause of national security if ordinary people start to live in fear of their shadows

The whirl of terrorism and RSS’s agenda based politics

The whirl of terrorism and

By Mustafa Khan The future is not without challenges with RSS agenda-based politics, India’s massive pandemic crisis, especially at the peak of its second wave in April and May 2021, led many to wonder whether the Quad could deliver on

Dark clouds gathering over Ladakh

Dark clouds gathering over Ladakh1

China understands our military capabilities but it is the political will that it would like to test, besides denting our economy, because Beijing views India as a rival and hindrance to a China-centric Asia By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch After

America is turning Asia into a powder keg

America is turning Asia 1

The perils of a military-first approach By Van Jackson Asia is trending in a dangerous direction. Across the continent, advanced missile technology is proliferating among U.S. friends and rivals alike. Nuclear powers are undertaking expansive nuclear modernization efforts. Democratization is