Articles by FP Editors
Oct 18, 2018
Caste cauldron in poll-bound Rajasthan: Jats weigh options, Congress ropes in Rajput leader to woo communityIn Rajasthan’s politics, several sets of castes are like Rudyard Kipling’s East and West— opposite ends that are destined to never meet. This year's Assembly election is likely to yet again showcase the deep fault lines between these communities.
Oct 06, 2018
J&K local body polls: Poor turnout, poll-related violence will tarnish India's image and further alienate populacePoor turnout will tarnish India's image and the poll-related violence will further burden our security forces and exacerbate the alienation of Kashmiris
Sep 27, 2018
'SC verdict curtails mindless expansion of Aadhaar, underscores need for better scrutiny while drafting laws'Shankkar Aiyar opines that the fact that SC read down the Aadhaar Act shows that govts need to be more careful when taking the Money Bill route to bypass political roadblocks
Sep 24, 2018
Pakistan's hostility towards India makes 'talks' a charade; New Delhi must find ways of forcing Islamabad to changeTime and again, India has shown the willingness to engage and every time, Pakistan has sabotaged it, either through its own actions or those of non-state actors.
Sep 20, 2018
Ex-Bangladesh chief justice SK Sinha's new book accuses country's military spy agency DGFI of forcing his resignationThe tension between the Sheikh Hasina government and Sinha, Bangladesh's first-ever Chief Justice from a minority group, was triggered by a verdict nullifying a constitutional amendment
Sep 06, 2018
2+2 dialogue takeaways: India, US ink COMCASA pact, New Delhi gets waiver to purchase S-400 Triumf from RussiaThe 2+2 Dialogue and its outcome make it clear that India and the US have found a certain rhythm in their dealing.
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.