Articles by FP Editors
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
Dec 08, 2017
Wassenaar Arrangement admits India as member: A diplomatic win, but getting NSG membership remains the real battleWassenaar Arrangement admitting India as a member is a win, but the road to NSG membership is a long one; New Delhi should dig in deep and not give up.
Nov 14, 2017
Rejecting Arjun tanks, Tejas jets bodes well for 'Make in India', but introspection needed on defence prioritiesBoth the Arjun MBT and the Tejas LCA are examples of unfulfilled promises with India’s defence research establishment over-promising and then under delivering to the Indian armed forces
Oct 24, 2017
Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor in Kashmir is Modi's boldest political move, will sideline separatistsDineshwar has his task cut out. While every effort will now be made by the Hurriyat to engage with the government to maintain its relevance, Sharma can safely put them on the periphery.
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.