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File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

Unlike Vajpayee & Manmohan, PM Modi thinks prudence in conflict is a self-imposed fetter

There is a continuing clamour for the Modi government to escalate further, if only to preserve the reputation of the ‘new India’.
PM Narendra Modi chairs a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at his residence in New Delhi | PTI

India must explicitly seek escalation to establish a deterrence regime

Indian leaders must prepare forces, equipment, intelligence and plans for further escalation, and leverage our conventional superiority over Pakistan.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.