articles by Vinay Kaura

India

NATGRID languishes on backburner: 11 years on, India's one-stop data centre to tackle terror threats yet to become operational

In December 2009, the Ministry of Home Affairs had announced the setting up of the NATGRID, which was tasked to combine the intelligence from more than 20 different databases.

India

Shadow of Pakistan looms large over this week's 'informal summit' between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping

Pakistan has been the most convenient tool in the hands of the Communist rulers of China to create myriad security challenges for India

World

Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah among favourites in Afghan election but winner can do little to alter US-Taliban dynamic

Ashraf Ghani would certainly project a victory as a mandate from Afghan people in any future peace process with the Taliban.

World

Narendra Modi to visit Russia: Reviving New Delhi-Moscow ties key to containing China's hegemony in South Asia

India prominently figures in Russia’s geopolitical schemes as part of Russia-India-China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

India

ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case likely today: Judgment significant for India-Pakistan bilateral ties

As far as the Jadhav case is concerned, it will not be easy for the ICJ to pronounce the final ruling

World

'Intra-Afghan' peace talks: Taliban exerts dominance as US-backed negotiations with Afghanistan once again sideline Ashraf Ghani govt

The Taliban have been indulging in escalated violence to gain end-game advantage in the talks. The continuing violence makes a complete mockery of claims by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “real progress” has been made in peace negotiations.

World

'Wuhan spirit' fails to break NSG deadlock as China continues to play hardball over India's entry into elite club

It was wishful thinking on India’s part if it had hoped that China would change its position this time – given the projected bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping.

World

China does the Taliban shuffle: Beijing's invite to terror outfit's chief negotiator a bid for greater geopolitical influence

According to Beijing, the Taliban delegation visited China as part of its efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan

India

Pakistan shares inputs about possible terror attack: Change in Islamabad's anti-India mindset requires much more

Pakistan has reportedly shared an intelligence input with Indian authorities about a potential terror attack in Kashmir.

World

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: New Delhi should convey to US in no uncertain terms how importance of better ties hinges on favourable trade policies

There has been a growing realisation in Washington's policy circles that closer ties with India can make the US stronger once again in Asia where China has begun to flex its military muscles

India

India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: New Delhi should outrun obstructionist Pakistan in Central Asia and push for regional connectivity

Since Modi would attend the SCO summit in Bishkek in mid-June, his special bilateral meet with the chair of the SCO a fortnight before was a smart move to make India’s Central Asia outreach a success

India

Sushma Swaraj urges UNSC reforms: Main challenge is securing China's support for India's permanent seat

India had strongly supported China’s entry into the United Nations and the Security Council as well.

World

India's reluctance to play greater role in Afghanistan shows Modi govt unwilling to shed Nehruvian foreign policy just yet

According to the US' Congressional Research Service (CRS), "India has been the largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction but New Delhi has not shown an inclination to pursue a deeper defence relationship with Kabul."

World

India's election discourse may be dominated by Pakistan, but China's assertiveness in South Asia is the key challenge

The major challenge India faces and will continue to face in the foreseeable future comes from China’s growing assertiveness in South Asia.

World

As China and Russia strengthen economic, military relations, India must seek closer ties with US

Although there is no near-term possibility of Moscow and Beijing forming a military alliance, however Russia’s growing coordination and cooperation with China is not without consequences for India

World

Sri Lanka blasts expose flaws in organisational culture of country's security apparatus, its complacency in face of jihadist terror

The changing nature of global terrorism, transnational organised crimes and cyber-sabotage continue to pose serious security threats to all littoral states in the Indian Ocean region.

World

India's no-show at China's Belt Road Forum meet no surprise, but New Delhi must abandon over-cautious Beijing policy

As expected, India is not going to be represented at this year's Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC) that begins on Thursday in Beijing

World

Russia's rush of affection for Pakistan could rejig South Asia equation, will discomfit New Delhi

It will now become much easier for both militaries to learn from each other in an institutionalised manner

India

Pulwama attack ominous sign for Valley as US withdrawal from Afghanistan may mean advantage Pakistan

In the present scenario, both Pakistan’s security establishment as well as various terrorist groups it supports are at increased strength.