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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi govt thinks CAA protests won’t hurt India’s global image. It needs this reality check

India has grown stronger globally, but unlike China, it is not a major trading power that has the capacity to punish its trading partners for political reasons.
PM Narendra Modi, Congress party interim chief Sonia Gandhi (centre) and Union Minister Amit Shah (right) pay to the victims of 2001 Parliament attack | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi govt’s adamant stand on citizenship will push India’s neighbours into China’s arms

The combination of economic slowdown and Modi government’s recent policies is likely to worsen India’s foreign relations in the coming years.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump raise hands on stage during the Howdy Modi event in Houston, Texas | Scott Dalton/Bloomberg

Don’t be under illusion that India is a top priority for US. We’re not the ‘I’ in CRIMEAN

No matter how much India yearns for US approval, not being an attention spot in Washington’s radar is a good thing.
Representational image | Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A new survey reveals what India’s strategic community thinks about Pakistan, China and US

Economic issues and China are India’s biggest challenges. The US, South and Southeast Asia, and the Indo-Pacific offer the biggest opportunities.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

A file photo of NCC parade at by SD cadets at IIT Bombay. | Photo: Commons

Modi govt to rope in NCC cadets aged 18 and above to help in fight against coronavirus

The NCC will mobilise its senior division volunteer cadets to be employed in small cohesive groups of 8-20 to assist the civil infrastructure.

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.