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The new Modi-Doval doctrine on Pakistan is more robust than Manmohan's

Oct 22, 2014

The new Modi-Doval doctrine on Pakistan is more robust than Manmohan's

The new NDA policy of hitting Pakistan back hard when provoked is a much-needed corrective to the old policy of not doing anything to escalate tensions. #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #The Neighbourhood #India-Pakistan Ties #LoC firing #Ajit Doval #Nuclear Doctrine
Modi can't expect any quarter from Xi Jinping; China respects only power

Sep 20, 2014

Modi can't expect any quarter from Xi Jinping; China respects only power

India and China are destined to have a difficult relationship despite rising trade. This is because we want to maintain the status quo and they don't - and they are stronger than us right now. #Narendra Modi #The Neighbourhood #trade #Ladakh #Xi Jinping #India-China Ties
Why Modi-Jinping talks must also focus on CoK - China-occupied Kashmir

Sep 16, 2014

Why Modi-Jinping talks must also focus on CoK - China-occupied Kashmir

Some 19 percent of the territory of Jammu and Kashmir is under Chinese occupation. Modi will have to bring these into the broader discussions when Xi Jinping comes. #diplomacy #The Neighbourhood #Modi #Xi Jinping #Border dispute #India-China Talks #Pak-Occupied Kashmir #China-Occupied Kashmir
It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Aug 20, 2014

It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Pakistan's creation as an ideological state based on religion and in opposition to India makes it a genetically defective nation-state, as on Pakistani journalist notes. Our strategy needs to deal with this reality, not the romance of peace. #HowThisWorks #Terrorism #The Neighbourhood #Zia-ul-Haq #Muhammad Iqbal #India-Pakistan Ties #islamic-state #Religion as Ideology
Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

Jun 30, 2014

Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

The home ministry is giving NPR primacy over Nandan Nilekani's Aadhaar. Actually, Rajnath Singh should use both, and the objective should be to identify illegal immigrants, but not throw them out. #Rajnath Singh #Nandan Nilekani #Unique ID #The Neighbourhood #NPR #Nepalese #Bangladeshi Illegal Immigrants

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Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

Feb 07, 2012

Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

The murder of Zamur Domki and her daughter Jaana on 31 January shows that Pak agencies are now assassinating Baloch nationalists and their kin. #ISI #Pak army #The Neighbourhood #Balochistan #NotJobsButPassion
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Dec 26, 2011

Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Contrary to Indian perceptions, the army is the only truly loved institution in Pakistan. Despite its crimes, it trumps the politicians hands down. #Pervez Musharraf #To The Contrary #The Neighbourhood #Pakistani army #Pew Poll