Sunday, 16 January, 2022

Abantika Ghosh

Abantika Ghosh
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Chaman Border Gate between Afghanistan and Pakistan (file photo) | Commons

Pakistani State won’t collapse. Choice is between civil war and short-term rise in violence

Islamabad's new national security doctrine, calling for peace and trade, is good news for neighbours like India. But it doesn't address a critical question.
Representational image | A Lok Sabha session | Photo: Twitter/@DrRanjithReddy

Only 8 PSUs’ disinvestment is complete out of 36 selected in 2016, govt tells Lok Sabha

In written reply, MoS Finance Bhagwat Karad listed status of every PSU that was selected. He explained why process has been halted in some, while others are caught in litigation.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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