Articles by Sreemoy Talukdar
May 22, 2017
North Korea missile test: Between paranoid Kim and incoherent Donald Trump, world staring at disaster"Viewing the images of the Earth being sent real-time from the camera mounted on the ballistic missile, supreme leader Kim Jong-un said it feels grand to look at the Earth from the rocket we launched and the entire world looks so beautiful."
May 19, 2017
Pakistan won't dare to kill Kulbhushan Jadhav but the path to bring him home will be treacherousFor a country not used to overt shows of diplomatic muscle over contentious issues with Pakistan, there has understandably been considerable triumphalism over ICJ's verdict on Thursday.
May 19, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict at ICJ a diplomatic win for India, political win-win for Narendra ModiThe move to take the Jadhav case to the ICJ, therefore, may be read as a turning point in India's foreign policy. And Modi must get the credit for it.
May 18, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: ICJ's decision may take note of illusionary nature of Pakistan's 150-day relief claimThe first thing to consider about today's verdict to be delivered by the ICJ is that it is not going to be a verdict on the merits of Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
May 17, 2017
West Bengal civic poll results: TMC win reinforces Mamata Banerjee's clout; BJP has an opponent for the long gameThe West Bengal municipal elections, results for which were declared on Wednesday, carry a portend deeper than what meets the eye.
May 16, 2017
Three years of Narendra Modi govt: Opposition is scattered, but unemployment remains biggest headacheThree years into his office at 7 Race Course Road (now renamed a ponderous Lok Kalyan Marg) Narendra Modi has decimated his political rivals, to the point that some among the demoralized Opposition have abandoned all hopes of stopping him in 2019 and are instead gearing up for 2024.
May 16, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing at International Court of Justice: Pakistan's strongest argument is its weakest linkPakistan relied more on rhetoric, bad logic and obfuscation of facts to stonewall India's appeal during the hearing on Monday at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
May 15, 2017
West Bengal civic polls: Why try complexities of EVM tampering when violence is a simpler way to rig elections?One only needs to take a look at West Bengal to see how there are cruder and simpler ways of unleashing electoral frauds.
May 13, 2017
US raps Pakistan on terror: Here's why Trump administration's words carry little meaning for IndiaIn its first assessment of the security situation in south Asia, the Trump administration has bluntly held Pakistan responsible for destabilising the region.
May 12, 2017
Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka: PM is transforming India's foreign policy through soft power and cultural diplomacyOn a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Sri Lanka to take part as the chief guest in International Vesak Day celebrations — the most significant day in Buddhist calendar — Chinese President Xi Jinping was giving final touches to the first Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a super-massive infrastructure project connecting China with Europe and Middle East. Nearly 30 world leaders have flown to Beijing to take part in Sunday's maiden forum.