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File photo of PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat | PIB

This election, Modi has pitched himself as India’s real-life, terror-fighting Sunny Deol

Modi has made his stand: Vote me in if you want a safe and secure India, or for the opposition if you don’t.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurate a solar power plant in Mirzapur, March 12 | @narendramodi

As the world grieves over Notre Dame, Modi missing in action

PM Modi believes he has brought India to the world’s attention, and so he should have known better than staying silent on Notre Dame fire tragedy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

From Modi’s Eleven in 2014 to only NaMo in 2019, the Modi-fication of BJP is now complete

As BJP goes into 2019 polls, one man leads the army. Everyone else is a lieutenant, far diminished in stature in comparison to PM Modi.
File photo of Narendra Modi with the Dalai Lama | tibet.net

Why Modi doesn’t mention the Dalai Lama anymore, while he rages against ‘enemy Pakistan’

China’s expanding presence inside India as well as on the borders has coincided with PM Modi giving way to what Beijing has wanted.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi at the National Women Livelihood Meet 2019, Uttar Pradesh | PTI

Modi pushed many pro-women schemes, but is reluctant to share power with them

At the end of the day, when it comes to placing power in the hands of women, both Narendra Modi and the BJP have balked.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the two-day BJP National Convention | PTI

PM Modi’s allies exempt from ‘chowkidar’ prefix drive, but it spares none in BJP

PM Modi took little time to decide that his entire party would go public with the ‘Chowkidar’ Twitter handles. Unity in unity, it was felt.
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Modi way or highway: Why the Congress troika needs to match PM’s hunger for power

With Gadkari putting speculations to rest, it’s Modi all the way in 2019 unless Congress can match his game.

Wooing Saudis after Pulwama was important & Modi did the right thing by hugging MBS

One of Narendra Modi’s key foreign policy prongs has been to improve relations with the Arab world, especially UAE and Saudi Arabia.
File photo of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee having a discussion with then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi | Arvind Yadav /Hindustan Times via Getty Images

How Modi speaks a different language with Pakistan than what Vajpayee did

PM Modi’s ‘munh tod jawab’ stance over Pulwama attack is more abrasive than Vajpayee’s vow of ‘pratikar’ post-Kaluchak in 2002.
PM Modi at the Dal lake during his visit to J&K

What 3 widely-shared images of 2 politicians from warring camps say about 2019 election

In trying so hard to get the detail right, Narendra Modi could be in danger of forgetting the big picture.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.