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File photo of Jalaluddin Haqqani | Robert Nickelsberg/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

Jalaluddin Haqqani played all sides in the Great Game of Afghanistan

The US, which named the Haqqani Network as a terror group, is now circling back into the Af-Pak arena, hoping to end its longest war.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin | Getty Images

Afghan peace talks: Modi is myopic if he thinks he can use Russia to checkmate US

That Delhi would make such a thoughtless move before 2+2 foreign and defence minister-level talks with US beats comprehension. 
Sheikh Haseena

Fighting her own students, Bangladesh PM Hasina shouldn’t take Modi’s support for granted

Bangladesh’s students have written the course of history, from 1952 to the present, in their own blood. School and college students have been out on...
Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

What does Narendra Modi’s phone call to Imran Khan really mean

Narendra Modi standing next to Imran Khan at a SAARC summit in Islamabad for a photo-op will be nothing short of a diplomatic coup. With...
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver joint statements in Washington, DC., 2017 | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

With Modi determined to pursue better ties with Trump, Iran is a likely casualty

India’s economy is too thin right now, even as it emerges from the challenges of demonetisation and GST, to be able to withstand the US sanctions.
Narendra Modi greets Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's in New Delhi, 2014 | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Despite Uri and surgical strikes, Modi-Doval kept in touch with Pakistan

The sun may be finally setting on the repeated efforts of the government to make friends with Nawaz Sharif.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli | PTI

After PM Oli’s return from Beijing, Nepal thinks China is the new India

Intelligence cooperation, not border identity cards, must be the solution to improve the special relationship between India and Nepal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure | PTI

Will the Indian Ocean soon become China’s Ocean?

With China expanding its influence in the Indo-Pacific, India needs to up its game to strengthen its presence in the area.

India needs to settle its own house before shutting the door on an interfering UN in Kashmir

The Narendra Modi government hasn’t helped its own case by taking the short-sighted view on Kashmir.
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Delhi supports ‘dictator’ Sheikh Hasina despite Khaleda Zia’s entreaties

Sheikh Hasina may win the election scheduled for January 2019, but ordinary Bangladeshis are fed up with her iron-fist rule.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.