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