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Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Modi, Shah think they don’t need allies like Sukhbir Badal. But they do

If Amit Shah is indeed the mastermind Chanakya of Indian politics, he would know that the invincible rise is not sustainable forever.
BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s West Bengal plan must not be ‘vote for Modi’ and get a Yogi or Biplab in return

West Bengal voters should be told who will replace Mamata Banerjee if the BJP pulls off the big win, and that Narendra Modi won't be the campaign's driving force.
Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav’s politics has fallen silent. ‘UP ka ladka’ must hit the headlines

Akhilesh Yadav has vanished. Even the more erratic and prone-to-disappearing Rahul Gandhi is sustaining an aggressive campaign against Modi.
Narendra Modi and Nirmala Sitharaman during a Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on 3 June | ANI Photo

Not more of Nirmala Sitharaman, Modi’s economy needs lateral entry. Like Jaishankar

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah know their politics well. But they do not know how to handle the economy, something that is key to their politics.

On Camera

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

High-tech drones could have neutralised Chinese intrusions at LAC but India didn’t have them

With both China and Pakistan having the capability to manufacture drones, it is only a matter of time before non-State actors start using them too.
File image of BSE building at Dalal Street, Mumbai | Commons

In 6 yrs of Modi govt, market cap of PSUs fell 36% — but that of BSE, Sensex almost doubled

Public sector firms and banks’ total market capitalisation was Rs 19.1 lakh crore in May 2014, but by 28 October 2020, they have lost Rs 6.9 lakh crore.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.