Category Archives: Asia

IAF will finally get a strategic bomber

IAF will finally get

By Bharat Karnad The Indian Air Force seems to be getting over the strategic hump, perhaps with a little push from the PMO, and will soon acquire the advanced and upgraded version of the Tu-160 Blackjack called the ‘White Swan’.

‘The colonisers never really left’

How the UK is enabling India’s violence against Muslims The British Empire left behind an unfinished project that the Modi regime took on By Bhavani Kunjulakshmi On 9 May 2022, the community of Shaheen Bhagh, one of Delhi’s Muslim neighbourhoods,

‘Modi has done little to punish China’

'Modi has done little to punish China’1

‘It is only when Beijing sees a country with an infirm political will such as India that it acts up as the PLA has done in eastern Ladakh’ By Bharat Karnad Will Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan have a domino

With Abe gone, can Modi lead an Asian anti-China front?

By Bharat Karnad Just how nonexistent gun violence is in Japan can be guaged from the astonishingly lax security provided the former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. There was no security cordon worth the name  with the few tasked with protecting

‘PLA is into ‘salami slicing’ of Indian Territory’

'PLA is into 'salami slicing' of Indian Territory’1

By Rashme Sehgal ‘This reluctance to respond forcefully to Chinese PLA provocations and outright aggression has as much to do with Prime Minister Modi personally, as with the institutional mindset of the MEA or even the Indian Army.’ ‘They are

India, BRICS in cold war conditions

India, BRICS in cold war conditions1

Ironically, the West’s “sanctions from hell” have given a big stimulus to India-Russia bilateral trade, giving it a dynamism that one never suspected would be recaptured in the post-Soviet era. By M. K. Bhadrakumar The phone conversation on Friday between

The terror factory in Afghanistan

The terror factory 1

By Hiranmay Karlekar Will Afghanistan again become an exporter of global terrorism? My answer, an emphatic “yes”, will trigger sharp protests. Many perhaps will cite some of what Zabiullah Mujahid, Deputy Minister for Culture and Information and official central spokesman

India is becoming a Hindu-fascist enterprise

India is becoming a Hindu-fascist enterprise

The practice of bulldozing Muslim homes and businesses for purely punitive reasons is proof that India is ‘transitioning pretty brazenly into a criminal Hindu fascist enterprise’, By Arundhati Roy Over the last few months, authorities in Indian states governed by

Why India is the sick man of Asia?


By Sarah Khan The unabashed BJP-RSS Hindu-chauvinist nexus is ‘othering’ Muslims and other minorities under the watch of the international community. This vividly illustrates that India’s demonization of Muslims is a global phenomenon and an extension of the Clash of

Understanding Indian strategic culture


By Fakhar Alam Strategic culture is a collection of ideas, customs, belief systems, value systems, religious associations, and historical experiences that influence a nation’s policy decisions collectively. There are many causes and motives for a country to act in a