Articles by FP Editors
Jun 05, 2017
Defence and Strategic Partnership: It will take more than rhetoric to build India’s defence sectorIt will take some patience and deft handling of the strategic partnership policy, the defence manufacturing process to set the house in order.
May 25, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats: Isha Foundation's objections and the Firstpost responseOn 16 May, Firstpost published an article titled 'Encroachments in elephant corridor lead to human-animal conflicts' by Anand Kumar, as part of a series on the drought in the Western Ghats
May 12, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Split between Hurriyat and militants of Hizbul Mujahideen was long in the makingIn a video statement circulating on social media, Zakir Musa, the militant commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, has purportedly threatened Kashmir’s separatist leadership, led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, of violence if it terms Kashmir issue as political rather than religious.
May 03, 2017
India-Pakistan relations: China must introspect when it offers mediation over KashmirAs India’s problems in the Kashmir Valley continue to get messier and further complicated, it seems as though the world can’t get enough of the K-word
Apr 25, 2017
'Mother of all Bombs' is further proof of faulty US strategy in Afghanistan over the yearsPerhaps after the dropping the MOAB on Afghanistan, US generals expected that the militants would be on the run trying to salvage their remaining strength
Apr 06, 2017
China's influence on Nepal, Bangladesh: New Delhi must match Beijing's insidious games in South AsiaTwo countries with direct impact on India’s security but also the countries being aggressively courted by China and its money bags.
Apr 05, 2017
Donald Trump's need to 'mediate' India-Pakistan dispute is as flawed as the approach of his predecessorsIdea remains the same- that the United States harbours the belief that it is a good idea to make an effort for resolving the India-Pakistan ‘dispute’. What ‘dispute’ it wants to resolve differs from administration to administration.
Mar 06, 2017
26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Ex-Pak NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani's remarks don’t hold any groundPakistan's ex-NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani's remarks on 26/11 Mumbai Attacks make for make for a good sound bite and a headline but overlooks a key issue which is the Pakistani state's role in it. India can overlook this aspect, but at its own peril.
Jan 31, 2017
India should see through the Pakistan's act of putting Hafiz Saeed’s under ‘house detention’As Trump administration officials indicate that Pakistan may be put on the controversial immigration ban list for their record in fighting terrorism, Pakistani authorities moved swiftly by putting under house arrest Hafiz Muhammad Saeed — the Amir of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (a known front for Lashkar-e-Taiba).
Jan 31, 2017
Why Donald Trump’s 'immigration ban' curiously excludes Pakistan and Saudi ArabiaThe peculiarity of Donald Trump's order lies in the fact that it targets those seven countries in which the US is militarily involved or has been previously involved in a military campaign