Articles by FP Editors
Sep 08, 2017
Bipin Rawat warns of two-front war: India will have to work on its strategy, prepare for worst case scenariosOn 6 September, speaking at a seminar at a Delhi based think tank, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat categorically mentioned that despite nuclear deterrence, the possibility of a war on two fronts — with Pakistan and China — cannot be ruled out.
Aug 17, 2017
US labels Hizbul Mujahideen a global terror outfit: Move freezes its assets, will hit them where it hurts mostOn 16 August, the United States state department designated Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a foreign terrorist organisation.
Jun 30, 2017
Gau rakshak violence: A reading of Gandhi's work shows he revered the cow as much as his fellow humanMahatma Gandhi was a deeply religious person and held the Mother Cow in high reverence but he was equally aware of the politics of cow protection.
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 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.