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Instead of obsessing about LAC wastelands, India must deal with the real threat — China

Fond dreams of capturing Aksai Chin need to be replaced with clear-eyed thinking on the borders India considers worth fighting for, and what is needed to defend them.

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.

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What explains three different outcomes—Delhi to Gujarat to Himachal

If Modi magic is to be given the credit for the BJP’s victory in Gujarat and its honorable performance in Himachal, why did it not work in Delhi?
Y. K. Alagh passed away after a prolonged illness. | Wikimedia Commons

‘He was a force of nature’ — colleagues recall ‘distinguished’ economist...

The eminent agricultural economist passed away Tuesday at the age of 83 following an illness. He had served as JNU V-C as well as adviser to the Planning Commission.

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ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

France’s Rafale jets are frontrunner in race for Indian Navy contract

Forward movement by the Indian Navy would mean that the proposal for more Rafale jets for the IAF is also likely to gather speed.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.