Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Diplomacy

As India-Pakistan ties dip, the heat is on diplomats and their families

The harassment is not limited to Indian diplomats. Pakistanis who approach the Indian High Commission for visas to visit family in India also become victims

TalkPoint: What does the rise of Xi Jinping mean for India?

China is looking to abolish term limits on presidency. Experts weigh in on Xi Jinping's consolidation of power and its impact on India.

TalkPoint: Is India being over-ambitious by seeking to balance ties with Israel and Palestine?

Experts weigh in on Prime Minster Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Palestine so soon after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited India.

Sri Lankan officers must be welcomed back to Staff College in Tamil Nadu—for India’s sake

Since 2013, Sri Lanka armed forces officers haven’t been allowed to train in the southern state, but statecraft demands that this relationship be repaired.

‘Our Time Has Come’: A feel good book about India and how the world sees it

Indians may feel it breaks no new ground, but Alyssa Ayres’s new book highlights to young and educated readers how the world looks at India.

A Chinese diplomat in Pakistan is setting Twitter on fire with his brashness

Lijian Zhao not only parrots Beijing’s official position on diplomatic issues on Twitter, but also Islamabad’s – and with even more gusto.

India-Pakistan relations are as volatile as they are unpredictable

If I evaluate the India-Pakistan situation, at this stage, it looks difficult that we’ll see much progress between now and 2019.

Indian and Pakistani electoral dynamics are now feeding off each other

India-Pakistan hasn’t had a negotiation in good faith. Pakistan’s objectives in Kashmir and the wider Indian context remain unaltered.

FIRs against Kashmir stone-pelters to be withdrawn on Dineshwar Sharma’s advice

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced that it will withdraw FIRs lodged against those charged with stone-pelting for the first time.

Talk Point: What did India’s surgical strike against terrorists in Pakistan achieve?

The surgical strike on terror launchpads was deemed a success in India but did it achieve what it was meant to?

On Camera


CDS Lt Gen Anil Chauhan has a lot to do. But first, fast track what Gen Bipin Rawat started

The fact that the Narendra Modi government waited nine months to appoint Gen Anil Chauhan as the second CDS shows that it has complete faith and trust in him.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.