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File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India waving SFF and Tibet cards won’t scare China. Can’t pull levers you don’t have

Bending foreign policy to serve domestic politics is proving to be costly for India. Hyping the use of the Tibetan-majority SFF against China is one such example.
Congress MPs during their 'Save Democracy' protest outside Parliament | PTI

India’s comatose opposition is letting Modi govt’s foreign policy go unchallenged

The Centre failed to defend Indian territory along the LAC, but the only pressure on the Modi govt appears to come from a set of journalists & analysts.
Aparna Pande's book, Making India Great: The Promise of A Reluctant Global Power

‘Making India Great’ — new book examines what is stopping India from becoming global power

Aparna Pande's Making India Great, by HarperCollins, will be released on 18 August on SoftCover, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower with former PM Jawaharlal Nehru | Wikipedia Commons

Nehru said India’s global rise was ‘inevitable’. This belief now defines our foreign policy

In ‘Making India Great’, Aparna Pande writes about Indian exceptionalism and how its civilisational history defines its sense of self.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at a bilateral meet at the UNGA | ANI

India has to plan for a hot war where friends are few. US-China cold war won’t help it

A careful analysis of Trump’s policies on China reveals that the primary driver is self-interest. And India can’t count on it.

Swatantra Party had a lot to say on China after 1962. If only Nehru had heard them

The reaction of Swatantra Party leaders C. Rajagopalachari, Minoo Masani, K.M. Munshi and N.G. Ranga during the 1962 War should be emulated today.
Modi-Xi summit

How India lined up US, Russia on its side of LAC and China was forced to return friendless

China is disengaging from the LAC, and also taking back the message that India has far more friends in the world today. The last 24 hours have truly been PM Modi’s.
PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

To check China’s hostility, India, Taiwan and Japan need an intelligence-sharing alliance

By targeting the One China Policy with a Taiwan alliance, India will be proactively watching the Chinese and amping up the stakes.
Uyghur Muslims and Xinjiang

China is good at many things, just not propaganda. This Covid-19 story about India proves it

China’s propaganda wing was, is and will remain a 19th-century anachronistic joke in the 21st century. Coronavirus or not.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

S Jaishankar’s remark on India’s friends: Sign of new confidence or misplaced arrogance?

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar has said India is "maybe getting to know" who its "friends really are" over criticisms on CAA, Kashmir and Delhi riots.

On Camera

A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?