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Morning after Ahmedabad: How Modi & Trump have taken India-US ties to the next level

Trump realises that it is only India, despite its weakening economy, which can even think of taking on the dragon next door.
PM Modi and US President Trump at the Howdy Modi! event at Houston, Texas. | ANI

Modi hopes Trump tango will push back Kashmir critics like UNSG, as trade deal stays elusive

You have to hand it to Pakistan. Ahead of FATF meeting, it threw 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in jail but shrugged its shoulders on JeM chief Masood Azhar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi used to be toast of the world, now his ministers are damaging Brand India by lashing out

From The New York Times to The Economist, the world is beginning to paint India with the same brush on CAA and Kashmir just eight months into Modi’s second term.
PM Modi and Donald Trump at the G7 summit | @narendramodi | Twitter

From Modi to Imran Khan, Trump’s visit to Delhi holds a victory for all sides

New Delhi is chuffed over the positive reports from envoys who visited J&K. What the government needs now is a Modi-Trump hug to take care of anti-CAA protest images.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Kashmir and CAA protests forcing foreign leaders to take a second look at PM Modi’s India

Bangladesh ministers have made their displeasure clear. The US and France have raised concerns on Kashmir clampdown and Japan’s Shinzo Abe cancelled a trip.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the BJP workers during a party meeting at the airport in Ahmedabad on 2 October, 2019 | PTI

Why Pompeo called Pakistan Army chief Bajwa and not Jaishankar after Soleimani killing

Rahul Gandhi's disappearing acts are giving Modi govt a free pass on foreign policy – unlike how Sonia Gandhi brought Parliament to its knees in 2003.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Modi can’t bury 2019’s challenges but can manage if Indian economy turns around in 2020

PM Modi will need to return to the neighbourhood in 2020 and fix New Delhi's relations with India’s smaller neighbours.
S. Jaishankar in New York

Why Modi and Jaishankar are safe from global censure on NRC & CAA, for now

Jaishankar cancelling a meeting with Democrat Pramila Jayapal in the US is just another show of Modi government’s belligerence, at home and abroad.
PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Why is Japan bailing out Modi govt even as global concerns rise on Kashmir

China has ignored international concerns on human rights violations while opening up its large market to the world. Modi is taking a leaf out of Beijing's book.
A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

US slams CPEC but Pakistan knows it can spurn India’s need for 26/11 closure with China help

Masterminds like Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi have been in and out of Rawalpindi’s jail in the last 11 years, with Lakhvi even fathering a child.

On Camera

Medical staff with a patient of Covid-19 | Imran Nissar | ANI

Clapping is good, but Indian medical staff fighting Covid-19 need real incentives

If India gives special incentives to healthcare workers like Malaysia and China, it can hasten human resource mobilisation in the fight against Covid-19.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

Representational image | Getty Images

Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.