Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: India

Pakistani air force flight lieutenants (representational image) | FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images

Young Pakistani army officers don’t consider India as much a threat as predecessors

A recent study suggests a growing “generational divide” between senior officers and students in their priority of threat perception.
R.N. Kao

RAW@50: Remembering RN Kao, India’s first true spymaster

R.N. Kao, whose team was called 'Kao-boys', became India's first RAW chief in 1968. He is also known as ‘architect of Bangladesh’ for his role in 1971 war.
Mukesh Gupta chose to question Sushma Swaraj in a manner which is not reflective of an IITian | Wu Hong-Pool/Getty Images

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York next week & break impasse

Meeting comes as a realignment of political forces is underway on the global stage. It is also a crucial milestone for PM Modi in election year.
Indian newspapers

More the news about corruption, more the economic decline, says IMF paper

Scholars from IMF ran a cross-country search on more than 665 million international news articles about corruption.

After 50 years of RAW, there are still no declassified documents or an official history

By the time Indira Gandhi left office in 1977, the RAW was drawing criticism for its shadowy functioning.
Meat market

There’s no meat to the argument that India is a vegetarian nation

Vegetarianism in India has been gradually becoming less strict over the past 30 years.

The fall of the Rupee shows India has been ‘swimming naked’

Even 'successful' action by RBI to manage the value of the Rupee can only provide a short-term patch.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India cannot take Nepal for granted and has to do more than just optics

It would be naïve for India to assume that China is seriously interested in a relatively small economy of Nepal.
Ajit Doval

NSA Ajit Doval in US, likely to do groundwork for Trump visit to India

Washington and Delhi are currently looking at various dates including the mega Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2019, for the visit.

Ranjan Gogoi appointed as new Chief Justice of India, to assume office on 3 October

Earlier this month, Justice Dipak Misra had recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...