Articles by FP Editors
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.
Jun 30, 2017
Gau rakshak violence: A reading of Gandhi's work shows he revered the cow as much as his fellow humanMahatma Gandhi was a deeply religious person and held the Mother Cow in high reverence but he was equally aware of the politics of cow protection.
Jun 05, 2017
Defence and Strategic Partnership: It will take more than rhetoric to build India’s defence sectorIt will take some patience and deft handling of the strategic partnership policy, the defence manufacturing process to set the house in order.
May 12, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Split between Hurriyat and militants of Hizbul Mujahideen was long in the makingIn a video statement circulating on social media, Zakir Musa, the militant commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, has purportedly threatened Kashmir’s separatist leadership, led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, of violence if it terms Kashmir issue as political rather than religious.