The Pathos of Pakistan: With Article 370 gone, Pakistan loses its ‘jugular vein’ and its face
Pakistan is cornered after India revoked Article 370. But it is still a time of great caution for India. We must watch the neighbour's moves, his begging bowl in one hand, dagger in the other.
Britain does a ‘Britain’ as Europe Dithers like ‘Europe’
The European Union (EU) has been labouring hard to prove that it is serious about carrying more political heft in the world. Statements emanating from Brussels have made all the right noises in this direction. However, it seems that the usual pulls and pushes of managing a 28 country block is sapping all of the EU’s energy and delaying its advent on the international geopolitical stage. Moreover, the EU lacks hard power and it looks increasingly unlikely that it will acquire the same in the near future.
PM Boris Johnson’s first test will be to pull the UK out of the Brexit quagmire
India will continue to be seen as an important partner for the UK post-Brexit. Boris Johnson is fond of India and considers Narendra Modi a “political phenomenon”.
The day India’s banks died
They shouldn’t have been nationalized 50 years ago. So why is today’s government perpetuating the problem?
Crisis in the Inflammable Gulf
We are witnessing a rapidly aggravating crisis that can result in the outbreak of hostilities with consequences, unintended, uncontrollable and possibly frightful for the region and the rest of the world. We have not seen any serious effort on the part of the adversaries or others to de-escalate the crisis that originated with President Trump’s decision in May 2018 to walk out of the Iran nuclear deal, technically known as the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
Follow the money
The NIA raids have had a salutary effect, but a lot more needs to be done to shut down the funding networks and penalise and reduce to penury of the conflict entrepreneurs.
No, domestic demand alone won’t induce foreign investors to come to India
Thinking India can induce enough private investment just because of the size of its market is a big mistake.
Expanding India’s share in global space economy
ISRO should embrace a civilian identity and, aided by legislation, form partnerships with the industry and entrepreneurs.
Navigating through hawks like Pompeo
India needs to clearly highlight its boundaries to the US to avoid being a collateral damage.
5G Technology: Transformational Synthesis for Armed Forces
Technological superiority has always been the main battle winning factor all through the history of warfare. With no matching weaponry in the Indian arsenal, Bharat, with all the requisite structures of a strong nationality, buckled in face of artillery fire of Babur and subsequently the fire arms of the European mercenaries. As a result, outsiders could intrude into the political space of the Indian sub-continent and ruled us for centuries. Technological superiority continues to be the fundamental fabric even in the present day hybrid warfare environment.