Articles by David Devadas
Oct 03, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Attack on Srinagar's most secured location shows militancy will only get worse in futureSeveral recent attacks have systematically targeted Kashmiris who work in one or other of the armed forces or the police.
Oct 02, 2017
Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma's power stemmed from spirituality and inclusion that have revitalised India through its historySeventy years on, it seems hardly credible that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was so beloved, indeed venerated, across India that almost no political speech could neglect a reference to him even until the 1977 elections.
Oct 02, 2017
Govt must resist RSS' call to integrate Jammu and Kashmir: Move could bolster China-Pakistan axisRSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's call for to integrate Jammu and Kashmir could fuel fresh trouble in the state while also bolstering China-Pakistan axis in the region
Sep 22, 2017
BJP in Kashmir makes 'unconditional' offer for dialogue with Hurriyat, but talks come with pitfalls aplentyIn principle, talks, and efforts to resolve all issues related to Kashmir, are welcome. But certain straws in the wind indicate this could be a rough ride.
Sep 21, 2017
Tral attack may augur escalation in violence in Kashmir, as militancy continues to rise after Burhan Wani's killingThe attack on the motorcade of Jammu and Kashmir’s Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar on Thursday is one more indication that a horrifically lethal militancy lies ahead.
Sep 11, 2017
Rajnath Singh's Kashmir outreach: Kashmiris warn about vitriolic TV debates, say narrative alienates ValleyA strikingly large proportion of those who met Rajnath told him that certain television news channels were terribly alienating Kashmiris.
Sep 06, 2017
BRICS Summit 2017: Amazing turnaround on terror from Goa to Xiamen, but uncertainty remains post-Doka LaFocused diplomacy by India's security managers in Xiamen appears to have borne fruit as Pakistan rejected the BRICS declaration adopted by China.
Sep 03, 2017
Narendra Modi's bet on Nirmala Sitharaman sounds risky, but could be key to defence modernisationNirmala Sitharaman's excellent links across the world and experience as commerce minister will be very useful as India's defence preparedness moves into a high gear
Sep 03, 2017
Cabinet reshuffle: Narendra Modi's charisma remains central as BJP strengthens itself, subtly projects inclusionEven before the portfolios were announced early on Sunday afternoon, there were four more or less subtle takeaways from the Cabinet reshuffle after the expulsions and inductions.
Aug 28, 2017
Doka La border disengagement: Renewed Chinese belligerence not ruled out; India must keep its guard upIt would be best for India to step up infrastructure and other preparations for any sort of renewed belligerence from China after Doka La.