Articles by Tara Kartha
Feb 21, 2019
Pakistan must stop making provocative statements against India; misinterpretation of signals could escalate situationIt's time for Pakistan to stop the bluster and inject some sober reality into statements against India; this is about war and loss of lives, and somewhere, someone may blunder
Feb 19, 2019
India should not strain ties with Saudi Arabia over Pakistan; better firm it up with investments, trade dealsThe $20 billion investment is a tidy sum to lead Pakistani politicians and security heads to do more apple polishing for the Saudis in the future.
Feb 17, 2019
Pulwama aftermath: From surgical strike to economic isolation, four ways India can hit back at PakistanIndia’s objectives are to mollify public anger, send a message to Pakistan that its depredations will no longer be tolerated), and finally, tell the world that India is a strong confident power capable of protecting its people
Feb 15, 2019
From youth outreach to tracing source of explosives, ways India can regroup post Pulwama terror attackIf JeM attacks, it is because the Pakistanis are convinced that India will not risk a war.
Feb 11, 2019
Satya Pal Malik should give in to Kargil's demands for rotation of headquarters before move takes ethnic overtonesIt was entirely foreseeable that Kargil would object to the shifting of decision making to Leh alone, after all, it hardly makes much difference if local representatives have to run to Leh instead of Srinagar like now, to get their files cleared
Feb 06, 2019
Donald Trump's toned down State of the Union speech fails to soothe fears of resurgent terror, trade war with ChinaTrump’s policies have the potential to create instability across the world, and rebound on the US.
Feb 03, 2019
Budget 2019 allocations for defence are disappointing, govt needs to focus on reforms and restructuring within armyNo surprises here. The Budget 2019 allocations for defence were predictably as disappointing as the last such exercise.
Jan 31, 2019
US eagerness to exit Afghanistan and Taliban's refusal to budge: States must speak in one voice to push for Afghan peaceThe main issue that was agreed to by all sides was that the Taliban would not provide safe havens to international terrorists of any hue in the area
Jan 30, 2019
US warning of communal violence ahead of LS polls worrying, but singling out India amid global rise of hate crime is a stretchThe US ODNI intelligence singling out India, warning communal violence ahead of General Election to Lok Sabha, may indicate a certain bias, but a global rise of hate only makes that threat more serious, not less
Jan 28, 2019
Pakistan is Saudi Arabia's likeliest partner in ballistic missile programme; move helps Islamabad return Riyadh's largesseWith Saudi Arabia's footprint in Pakistan growing bigger and bigger and the latter's history with nuclear proliferation, Islamabad appears as Riyadh's likeliest partner in its ballistic missile programme and to develop nuclear weapon's capability