Opinion

The dragon’s breath will scorch Africa: Treachery thy name is CCP

Africa is the world’s second most populous continent (after Asia) and more than 1.3 million people call it home – accounting for more than 15% of the world’s population. The continent is often acknowledged as the birthplace of humanoids and early civilisations. Read More
 
 

India’s options around LAC: Going north with Brig Dhillon

Against the backdrop of gloom along the LAC these days, we asked Brigadier RJS Dhillon about India's options. As China’s PLA sits pretty in our areas, on the wrong side of the LAC, in several places, we have chosen the path of lengthy negotiations. Until now, except for Galwan, the talks don’t seem to have made any headway. Read More
 
 

China-Iran strategic partnership: A new twist for India?

Under the Sino-Iranian strategic partnership, China will invest $400 billion in Iran’s infrastructure while for China it means uninterrupted supply of oil for the duration of the agreement, which is a quarter of a century. What does this mean for India-Iran strategic ties? Read More
 
 

Where Paras Dare: The untold story of Operation Cactus

Not so long ago, we, as Indians, were sure about our military dominance in South Asia. We were proud – and also cocky to an extent – about our status as the “regional superpower” and took it for granted. Read More
 
 

Kargil War: Unrecognized contribution of BSF

26th July is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas. However, circumstances that led to this Kargil war and brought two Nuclear Armed neighbours to the precipice remain mired in mystery. Read More
 
 

Romancing the war – in fiction and flames

In reality, and in fiction, the most powerful love sagas have flourished with the whiff of gunpowder, with death waiting at the next corner. Read More
 
 

‘Weather as Weapon’: New threat emerging from China-controlled Tibet

The Tibet plateau has a long association with ancient India. Descendants of Tibetan tribes came and settled in parts of north India centuries ago, like the Kinnauri-speaking people of Himachal Pradesh. We shared trade and other cultural ties with Tibet for hundreds of years. Read More
 
 

India’s border guarding must be proactive

The adversary is continuously evolving its tactics in order to outmanoeuvre the border-guarding forces. The leadership therefore has to be mentally mobile and have deep insight of the prevailing security environment along the borders to face up to these challenges. Read More
 
 

Women and warfighting: Separating the PC from the PC

Have women gone to real wars? Not the exceptional super woman but the girl next door? How have they fared on the battlefields of history? What kind of societies sent them to war, under what circumstances? Read More
 
 

Ladakh clash triggered serious rethink of India’s China policy: Swaran Singh

It is natural for nations to empower national diplomacy using whatever leverages they may have at their disposal as long as their diplomacy remains within the bounds of international norms and codes of decency worthy of a country, says Professor Swaran Singh. Read More
 
 

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