Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: India

Indian govt can’t introduce quality reforms because it’s ignoring these three issues

The basic structure of the Indian State and governance have remained the same as the British colonial administration in 1947.

India’s 73rd Republic Day parade will have grand airpower that hides its strategic weakness

Arms supplies are leverages in international relations. India's strategic dependence on arms imports will complicate its military power.

India needs a national security document too. But don’t do a Pakistan

In the absence of an NSS, the Integrated Defence Staff has made an effort to flesh out a Joint Doctrine outlining the roles the military is likely to undertake.

ICC men’s teams of the year show big change: India’s worst show in 6 yrs, Pakistan’s best in 17

New Delhi: The 2021 edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s annual men’s teams of the year for Tests, ODIs and T20Is, announced this...

Fracture of interstate relations, debt crises top threats for India in WEF survey on global risks

World Economic Forum’s annual Executive Opinion Survey identifies 3 other major risks for India — youth disillusionment, failure of technology governance & digital inequality.

German Navy chief quits after making ‘ill-advised comments’ on security policy in India

During a talk by Schonbach at a New Delhi-based think tank, Schoenbach suggested Putin’s underlying goal in the Ukraine standoff was to win affirmation for Russia as a major power.

India suffer 31-run loss after no answer to Bavuma and vd Dussen’s contrasting centuries

Stand-in skipper K.L. Rahul’s first match as ODI captain ended in defeat as South Africa defended a challenging 296 despite flourish from Thakur at the end.

China, Afghanistan top of mind as PM Modi holds 1st summit with Central Asian leaders on 27 Jan

India, which sees Central Asia as part of its ‘extended neighbourhood’, firmed up plans to hold the summit when foreign ministers of these nations visited New Delhi in December 2021.

Raise Truth Army to fight India’s troll army, but go beyond just fact-checking

It is time to stop cribbing about the trolls and set up a resistance. India needs it.

Indians flout traffic rules because ‘everyone does it’. Road safety should be a public good

According to a report published at the Indian Public Policy Review, the Motor Vehicles Act amendment might just be 'ink on paper'.

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

India-Pakistan army-to-army talks are long time coming, Gen Naravane and first NSP show

The fact is that Pakistan's army is its most important player. The Army is the only institution that it will sit with and listen to.
Bagmane Tech Park in Bengaluru | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

Karnataka could create history this fiscal by trumping Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi as India's No. 1 investment destination. It was in 2008-09 that a state last accounted for 45% of total FDI. 


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.