Monday, 24 January, 2022

Sadanand Dhume

Sadanand Dhume
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External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speaks during the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, on 19 November 2021 | Photographer: Bryan van der Beek | Bloomberg

India needs a national security document too. But don’t do a Pakistan

In the absence of an NSS, the Integrated Defence Staff has made an effort to flesh out a Joint Doctrine outlining the roles the military is likely to undertake.
Queues outside an ATM after demonetisation was announced

The real lesson of demonetisation: Even deranged economics can be good politics

Informed opinion might see demonetization as a reckless disaster, but in Indian politics, this consensus does not matter. 

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

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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