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Nitin Pai is the director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy.

On Camera

Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?
Copper fittings | Flickr

How India turned copper importer from exporter in 3 yrs & Pakistan stepped in to fill the gap

India was a major copper exporter but with the shutting down of Sterlite plant, it has now turned into a net importer. This has been advantageous to Pakistan, say exporters.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.