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Agnipath – The Truth & the Way Forward
Analysis, Defence & Security, National

Agnipath – The Truth & the Way Forward

(This article was first published on Nizam Today. Re-published with permission) The Agneepath scheme announced by the government recently has invited extreme reactions from a section of people, both within the armed forces and outside, with some – from within the forces too – going to the extent of claiming that one of the most […]

Analysis | Balochistan – A Saga of Devolutions, State Repression and quest for Freedom
Analysis, Asia, Featured

Analysis | Balochistan – A Saga of Devolutions, State Repression and quest for Freedom

“Today from the ramparts of Red Fort, I want to greet and express my thanks to some people. In the last few days, people of Balochistan, Gilgit, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me, have expressed gratitude, and expressed good wishes for me.” When the Indian Prime Minister acknowledged the people of Balochistan from the ramparts of […]

Reminiscences of Emergency: Those 16 Days In The Interrogation Room
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Reminiscences of Emergency: Those 16 Days In The Interrogation Room

Right under the light of 1000 watt electric bulb, question came one after the other. “Where is Bhaskar Rao?” The time when Bhaskar Rao, ಈone of the main organizers of Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh, traveling across the length and breadth of Kerala, anchoring sangh activities against the emergency declared by Mrs. Gandhi.. had reached Alappuzha as […]

Pragmatism in Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s views on Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
National

Pragmatism in Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s views on Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Few years after independence, it became evident that Indian Foreign Policy and diplomacy under Nehru did not bear the intended fruits. The relationship with other countries post-independence did not reflect the Indian character or civilisational values. However, there were many leaders like Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, K.M.Munshi and others who thought with an […]

Technology-led growth, Ease of doing business, Infrastructure and Digital Transformation are the key pillars of India’s current economic recovery: PM Modi at BRICS Business Forum
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Technology-led growth, Ease of doing business, Infrastructure and Digital Transformation are the key pillars of India’s current economic recovery: PM Modi at BRICS Business Forum

PM Narendra Modi addressed the BRICS Business Forum 2022 and said that Technology-led growth, Ease of doing business, Infrastructure and Digital Transformation are the key pillars of India’s current economic recovery. He said that when the whole world is focusing on post-COVID recovery, the role of BRICS countries will continue to remain very important. Speaking on […]

India’s relations with South-East Asian Nations – Strengths, Challenges and the Path ahead
Analysis, Asia, Featured

India’s relations with South-East Asian Nations – Strengths, Challenges and the Path ahead

South-east Asia is very important to India from economic, political, social, defence, maritime trade and security.  ASEAN is India’s fourth largest trading partner and the mutual trade stands at about US$ $78 billion in 2021, which is approximately 10% of India’s overall trade. Southeast Asian nations are under direct attack from China through debt trap diplomacy, […]

The ‘Agnipath’ transformation – A huge Change management challenge for the Indian Defence Forces
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The ‘Agnipath’ transformation – A huge Change management challenge for the Indian Defence Forces

On 14th June 2022, Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh along with chiefs of the Indian Armed Forces made public a short-term recruitment scheme in defence Services named Agnipath. It was not an announcement of an additional scheme but a change in the military recruitment policy of soldiers which forms the major strength of the […]

Around Taiwan’s Sovereignty and China’s Hegemony
Asia, Featured

Around Taiwan’s Sovereignty and China’s Hegemony

As the war of words between the United States and China over Taiwan escalates, the latter has vowed to “fight to the very end” to stop Taiwanese independence and warned that foreign interference is “doomed to fail”. The latest wasr of words between the two powers is stoking already soaring tensions with the US over […]

Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis
Middle East, World

Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis

Lebanon is facing unprecedented challenges both on the economic and political fronts with the devastating impact of the civil war on its economy visible even today. Since October of 2019, the Lebanese economy has been suffering from a severe financial crisis caused by a stop in capital inflows and the loss of income estimated at […]