Articles by Tara Kartha
Oct 20, 2018
The curious case of Indian 'plot' to kill Maithripala Sirisena: Spy fiction-like assassination ploys don't change ground reality of Chinese cloutThe question that arises is why President Maithripala Sirisena chose to talk spy stories at a cabinet meeting, building on a series of events which seem to point to thwarted ambitions and unhinged minds rather than any grand design.
Oct 18, 2018
MJ Akbar quits: Silence from politicos, Twitter tiffs show why majority of harassed women choose to keep mumSilence from politicians around the MJ Akbar accusations shows the problem is not only serious, but widespread.
Oct 10, 2018
Imran Khan to visit Beijing: Pakistan PM's love for China will be tested by CPEC rethink, ill-treatment of UighursA CPEC under fire is a very real threat to the overall Belt and Road Initiative.
Oct 09, 2018
Diverse SPG led by Ajit Doval a move in the right direction, but group must be aided by hardcore national security expertsThe government has decided to revive the Strategic Policy Group, but it has been rejigged to have NSA Ajit Doval at the helm
Oct 08, 2018
Bipin Rawat, service chiefs must not be seen propagating defence purchases; they are last repositories of public trustParts of army chief General Bipin Rawat's lecture at the General KV Krishna Rao memorial lecture seemed to be rather inappropriate for someone of his stature
Oct 03, 2018
Amid Donald Trump's flip flops, Vladimir Putin's visit offers New Delhi a chance to rejuvenate ties with RussiaThe story doing the rounds in New Delhi’s power corridors is that Moscow is acutely unhappy about the dip in relations in recent years, even while India cosies up to the US.
Oct 01, 2018
War of words at UN General Assembly: No one needs to sponsor terror in Pakistan, Islamabad does it by itselfImran Khan needs to get his bright young officers on this recurring pattern, if he at all wants to set his seal on a “Naya India-Pakistan” chapter. The alternative is to carry on as before. Islamabad could take this route.
Sep 28, 2018
Centre's measures for Jammu and Kashmir local body polls will increase accountability, improve governanceA series of measures announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on empowering local government in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to significantly change the ground rules in Kashmir if implemented.
Sep 24, 2018
Maldives gets new president: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih gives India a good opportunity to mend bilateral relationsIndia should take care that bureaucratic norms don’t delay getting a firm foot into the archipelago. The Maldives is not known for sustained democratic exercises.
Sep 20, 2018
US-China trade war: India is managing to stay above the fray, but history shows that conflict may be inevitableThe vision of an apparently benign Chinese power slowly extending itself across Asia is enough to scare America