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Indian army personnel | PTI

Arrogant bureaucracy and a sulking Army are not good for India’s national security

The military leadership resents the overarching power of the bureaucrats in the MoD.
The NTPC Ltd. Badarpur coal-fired power plant | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

India’s public sector enterprises: Where do we go from here?

Although CPSEs continue to have a considerable presence in India’s economy, their role in generating jobs has declined.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with the employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in Bengaluru | Shailendra Bhojak/PTI

Want to be original equipment maker for Rafale, not an offset partner: Hindustan Aeronautics

Managing director Madhavan was replying to the charge that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited had been deprived of an offset contract from the Rafale deal.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court merely sniffing secret envelopes to see if there’s a scam in Rafale deal

Opposition has already approached the CVC and the CAG on Rafale deal.
File photo of a logo of CBI | Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Not just Narendra Modi govt, CVC and Supreme Court also to blame for killing CBI

With questions being raised about the integrity of the most senior officers of the CBI, what else can one say?  
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Rob Stothard - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The CBI saga is the final blow to Narendra Modi’s crumbling, illusory empire

Not even his media sycophants can gloss over the fallout of the CBI saga for Narendra Modi.
Indian Army | Yuri SmityukTASS via Getty Images

There is growing civil-military dissonance and acrimony in India’s defence ministry

The Indian military needs to introspect and ensure that no one has the cause to cast aspersions on its personnel.
File photo of a logo of CBI | Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition slams Modi govt for sending CBI boss and his deputy on leave

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala wondered if CBI chief Alok Verma was ‘sacked’ for his keenness to probe 'corruption' in Rafale deal.
Manohar Parrikar

Indian politicians should stop going abroad for medical treatment

Manohar Parrikar, Pinayari Vijayan, Sonia Gandhi, Anant Kumar have all gone abroad to seek treatment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

A quick guide for BJP on how NOT to defend the Rafale defence deal

Opposition too has a lesson to learn. When the government is on the defensive, you go for the jugular, not below the belt.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?