Articles by Praveen Swami
Feb 11, 2016
Ishrat Jahan: The inconvenient story no one wants to tellFirstpost has obtained 26/11 perpetrator David Headley’s testimony to the FBI, which shows he was told Ishrat Jahan was a suicide bomber. The UPA government has hidden this and other part of the story even as a CBI probe seeks to indict the highest leadership of India’s intelligence in the 'encounter killing'.
Oct 29, 2013
Lessons from Patna blasts: Why politicians must stop mucking aroundIndia desperately needs a serious response from the political leadership and opposition to the systemic police weakness and social fractures that underly the attack on Modi's rally. Instead, we've got maniacal polemic.
Oct 26, 2013
The lessons India can take from US on handling PakistanNewly-released figures show United States aid will fall to new lows in FY2013.
Oct 23, 2013
Keran: Now, Pak troops force India to end construction workThe Keran model village stand—off marks the first instance in which Pakistan has questioned India’s right to engage in civilian construction works on its side of the Line of Control.
Oct 21, 2013
Poor intelligence, inept generals expose India's military messThe apparently-stunning Military Intelligence report on the Samba terror attack is cool-aid, plain and simple. The amazing thing isn’t that television’s buying it. It is that the army’s selling it.
Oct 11, 2013
Why the Nobel Peace Prize isn’t very different from Miss UniverseWorld Peace? Sure. The Nobel Peace prize isn't that different from Miss Universe: ephemeral, arbitrary and, ultimately, banal.
Oct 10, 2013
Why are politicians scared of taking General VK Singh to court?Legislative proceedings against the former army chief might give some politicians the pleasure of humiliating a man who has humiliated them--but not truth or closure.
Oct 09, 2013
Keran operation ends; now it's gunsmoke and unanswered questionsFor ten years, peace on the Line of Control has been the keystone of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Pakistan's policy. The fighting's ended now, but this is a moment of truth for the peace policy.
Oct 08, 2013
Infiltration in Keran is not another KargilArray
Oct 07, 2013
Pak army chief to retire next month: What this means for Nawaz SharifInside days, Pakistan's prime minister has to choose a new chief for the country's most important institution, its army. His past choices have ended in disaster--and this time may be no different.