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Violence in Kashmir

Pulwama shows alienated youth who don’t fear death are the biggest challenge in J&K

The alienation of the post-1990 generation is a result of nearly three decades of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election roadshow in Aizawl, Mizoram | PTI

Beyond Congress or BJP, Mizoram elections hold a lesson for post-insurgency politics

Mizoram assembly elections prove that normalisation of electoral process roots out insurgency.
Indian Army soldiers | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Army officers are asked about AFSPA in tests, they know its gravity

AFSPA doesn’t provide legal cover to troops indulging in rape, loot or any such headline-making activity.
Indian Army

Why Modi govt lifted AFSPA from Meghalaya & parts of Arunachal

According to home ministry officials, the number of incidents & casualties has dropped drastically — civilian deaths, for example, are down 96% since 2000.

J&K Police is being targeted by terrorists because it is succeeding

There has been a significant transformation of the J&K Police, from a passive observer to being the most outstanding anti-terrorist organisation in the country.
Indian Army at Doklam

Breaking the Two-and-a-half-Front Siege

A powerful nation's Army must be able to fight on multiple fronts. The question to ask strategists and politicians is, must it be made to do so?

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.