Getting China to relent on designating Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist is a major diplomatic victory for India. But New Delhi shouldn’t kid itself about having damaged Pakistan’s terror factory or treat this as another election trophy. Sustained pressure must be maintained on Islamabad to stop supporting terrorists.
Naxal attack exposes BJP’s national security campaign pitch as hollow
The attack on special police commandos in Gadchiroli in the middle of elections puts a big question mark on BJP’s campaign pitch on national security and claims of Maoist strongholds shrinking by 60 per cent. It’s a colossal intelligence failure, with no lessons learnt from past attacks, including in Chhattisgarh.
India doesn’t need a burqa ban. It’s just a pointless polarising issue
Unlike Sri Lanka, there is no immediate security crisis or terror challenge that calls for a debate on or a demand for burqa ban in India. The country is already witnessing an over-heated and vicious election campaign. Stop raising new and unnecessary polarising issues every day. Indian voters deserve better.
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
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