Thursday, February 2, 2023

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda
The author is a senior editor at The Diplomat

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A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Representational image | Reuters file photo

Budget 2023 takes a leap in reducing India’s fiscal deficit

Measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2023 are clearly not populist, which has been the convention.
Bhutan - People standing in queue outside ATM

RBI data reveals demonetisation was the epitome of whimsical, illogical policymaking

The government wanted demonetisation to combat three problems. None of them seem to have been solved. 


Indian army

Surgical strikes have given Indian Army retaliatory space across LoC

The surgical strikes indicated a threshold for Indian response. Kashmir, however, will continue to simmer.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.