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Imran Khan’s fall is a win for Pakistan’s Generals, not its democracy

Imran Khan’s pushback against Gen Bajwa crossed a fundamental red line. The removal of PMs who intervened in military affairs has been a leitmotif in Pakistan’s post-Zia politics.

Fate of Ukraine will tempt China on Taiwan. And US might not be in a position to push back

As US commitments in Europe increase, many Asian nations – including India – will wonder if it’s wise to irk China, with no guarantee of American support.

Forgotten Kashmir File: How India destroyed a terrorist network 50 yrs ago, without a shot

As New Delhi considers its next steps in Kashmir, the Master Cell story holds out an important lesson – quiet politics can be a much more lethal weapon than bullets.

Missiles, malfunctions, nuke myths: Lessons for India, Pakistan from BrahMos mistake

The models for protocols to mitigate nuclear-war risks exist. India and Pakistan must engage in a meaningful conversation needed to learn from the Mian Channu experience.

India vs Pakistan military lesson from Ukraine — generals must let leaders know defence reality

India needs to learn the military lesson of Ukraine conflict: Rolling the tanks is a roll of the dice.

Peshawar attack shows Islamic State has come home — in arms of jihadists Imran Khan embraces

Throughout his years as PM, Imran Khan coddled the religious far-Right. Now it’s dragging Pakistan into abyss of sectarian warfare.

From 1962 to Ukraine—three lessons for India’s non-alignment policy

Like so often in the past, what New Delhi calls strategic autonomy might just be prettified language for ducking hard choices.

West helped fuel Ukraine crisis by letting the nuclear genie out of its Cold War cage

Even though the crisis in Ukraine is underpinned by Moscow’s worries over the eastward expansion of the NATO, it has an important nuclear-weapons subtext.

On Russia, PM Modi’s language isn’t too different from that of Nehru and India will pay costs

It's hard to assess the impact on India if the West introduces secondary sanctions on banks and corporations in China that continue to trade with Russia.

Jihad in India is headed for rebirth. PFI knows riding the communal tiger is perilous

Since the Karnataka hijab row, there’s been a sharp rise in support for PFI. But authorities have long alleged it to be an incubator for Indian jihadists.

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray | ANI File Photo

Uddhav Thackeray’s failing trapeze act on secularism-Hindutva has lessons for other parties

The crisis in Shiv Sena shows the dilemma in Indian politics today — go the Hindutva way to compete with BJP or keep it Hindutva Lite like AAP or Hindutva Zero like TMC.
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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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