Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann deserves to be commended for sacking a minister for ‘corruption’. Mann’s three months in office has been a revelation. He’s moved beyond rhetoric to action, mending ties with the Centre and focusing on core problems in agriculture. It’s early days yet but Mann administration looks promising.
Quad’s maritime agreement shows military baby-teeth. But deterring China will need big fangs
The Quad’s maritime monitoring agreement shows the alliance has begun to sprout military baby-teeth. To deter China, though, it will need big fangs. Monitoring China’s predatory fishing fleet will be useful only when Quad navies can act against it. India is wary of military alliances, but deeper cooperation is vital.