Articles by FP Editors
Jul 26, 2018
Pakistan polls: Mismanagement, delay in vote counting and rigging claims shroud results in controversyWith reports of mismanagement, delay in counting of votes, and unavailability of Form 45—a document which has the details of the candidates and the votes they received—Pakistan's general election has been as controversial as predicted.
Jul 06, 2018
Nawaz Sharif verdict: Ahead of general elections, Pakistan Army exhibits super show of 'soft coup' to prop up extremist partiesWhat had irked the army further was Nawaz Sharif’s strategy of going after the militant and extremist groups -- strategic assets for the army for hitting at India.
Jul 04, 2018
Narendra Modi takes credit for improved security situation under NDA but overlooks worsening conditions in KashmirIn a recent interview to Swarajya Magazine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, referring to the internal security situation of India asserted that the recurrent terrorist attacks common during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) are now history.
Jun 25, 2018
Pakistan General Election: Ahead of polls, military's role and participation of militant groups will be keyThe influence of Pakistan's military establishment is viewed as overwhelming in political affairs, even without elections around the corner.
Jun 19, 2018
BJP-PDP alliance in J&K ends: Dineshwar Sharma has opportunity to put crisis to good use for IndiaThe much strained partnership between the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party has officially come to an end with BJP leader Ram Madhav making an announcement in New Delhi and outgoing chief minister Mehbooba Mufti tendering her resignation to Governor NN Vohra in Srinagar.
May 18, 2018
Karnataka polls: As SC begins hearing BSY's claims to forming govt, here are key questions court will considerThe Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan has taken up the joint petition of Congress and JD(S) against Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite BJP legislative party leader BS Yedyurappa to form government
May 09, 2018
India's days of strategic autonomy over: New Delhi cannot continue pandering to West while attempting a 'reset' with ChinaIndia cannot have the best of both the worlds by continuing to enjoy benefits of security co-operation with the West while attempting a reset with China.
May 02, 2018
KM Joseph elevation row: Little doubt on what SC collegium will do, so focus is on how it will do thatWhen the Supreme Court collegium meets later this afternoon, there is common consensus on what it might do
Feb 07, 2018
Maldives crisis: Operation Cactus-style military intervention by India would only give China the edgeWhile New Delhi debates its options at hand to deal with the situation, one option that appears clear not to be followed is that of direct unilateral military intervention, ala Operation Cactus 1988.
Dec 12, 2017
India, US initiate new chapter in bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation; move could help New Delhi bypass Chinese manoeuvresThe MEA and the US State Department officials recently met to develop a mechanism on terrorist designations and improve counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries