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Gotabaya Rajapaksa (left) and Narendra Modi (right) leave after giving a joint statement at Hyderabad House

Modi announces $450 million line of credit to Sri Lanka after meeting President Rajapaksa

PM Modi called his talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa 'fruitful', and also extended a $50 million fund to the island country to fight terrorism.
File photo: PM Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, US| Photo: Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg

UN General Assembly shows a New India, and world gets to see Modilateralism

Modi uses domestic achievements to shore up India's credibility as a global stakeholder.
ISIS

There are real risks in allowing terrorist safe havens

Preventing the most dangerous terrorist groups from establishing secure territorial footholds is worth a significantly lower investment of resources.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church where a bomb blast took place in Negombo, Sri Lanka. | Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Neuroscience is the missing link that can separate terrorists from non-violent extremists

While joining the IS, foreigners were required to enlist skills and willingness to carry out suicide attacks, but not everyone signed up.
RAW Headquarters in Delhi | Commons

India must make Intelligence Bureau responsible for countering terrorism, not RAW

It makes little sense to have RAW gather intelligence for operations driven by internal security organisations like IB, police and Army.

In first meeting since Balakot airstrikes, China & Pakistan vow to fight terrorism together

China's Wang Yi stated that irrespective of the international system, Beijing will always resolutely support the maintenance of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.