Foreign minister S. Jaishankar wasn’t engaging in idle historical recrimination when he noted India’s made-in-Russia military is a legacy of Cold War Western policies. Even today, Russia sells India missile and nuclear technologies the West won’t share. India can’t stop shopping in Moscow as long as Western stores bar admission.
Confusion over appointment of SC judges again exposes the collegium system’s weaknesses
The latest imbroglio over appointing SC judges has again exposed the collegium system’s weaknesses. With its opacity and inherent distrust among members, the system is caught in a trap of its own making. It’s time judges realise what they want the world to believe – that sunlight is the best disinfectant.