ISIS killed 39 Indians, what took govt 4 years to confirm this?
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Parliament on Tuesday, 20 March, that the government found DNA proof regarding the death of 39 Indian workers who went missing in June 2014 from Mosul, Iraq, after ISIS took over the city. Her announcement ended years-long speculation, mostly from the government’s part, on the fate of the missing.
To delete, or not to #deleteFacebook, that is the question
Given the massive breach of faith by Facebook, it's unclear how long it will take to re-establish trust in their motives even if companies pledge to improve their data security systems and guidelines.
Commentary : Xi Secures his Wish List for the ‘New Era’
The past month has witnessed significant political developments in China which have altered the structure of the Chinese domestic political system and may lead to an acute concentration of power and Mao-style personality cult. The developments have also made it clear that under the leadership of Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will gain extensive leeway in ruling the country as the very thin line between the Party and the State have merged.
India’s stance on Dalai Lama reveals dynamics with China
At first sight, there is nothing wrong with Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s request to the Cabinet Secretary requesting him to send out a directive asking senior government officials to stay away from events aimed at marking the start of the Dalai Lama’s 60th year of exile, in particular a large public event in New Delhi on 1 April.
Pakistan needs treatment for its psychosis
Instead of conjuring up bizarre conspiracy theories and nurturing a victim complex, Pakistanis need to see the reality.
An Indo-French maritime partnership
For New Delhi, a nautical pact with France sends a strong message to India’s geopolitical antagonists in maritime Asia
India sees the belt and road initiative for what it is: evidence of China’s unconcealed ambition for hegemony
For 73 days between June and August 2017, Indian and Chinese troops were locked eyeball to eyeball over a small strip of land marking the tri-junction between India, Bhutan and China: the Doklam Plateau.
India’s unwanted girls
According to the latest Economic Survey, due to sex selective abortions alone, there are an estimated 63 million missing women from India’s population and two million more are missing from every age group every year due to abortions, neglect, disease and malnutrition of girls.
Sustaining growth in an unfriendly world
India can offer an alternative model aligned with the “open economy, freedom, democracy” matrix, if it can boost its tax to GDP ratio to generate the resources required for sharing growth.
What’s next for India’s space programme?
India has yet to decide how to frame its national interests in outer space in a way that promotes both its own national requirements and global needs — it has an opportunity to take the lead.