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India’s bargaining power with China and US will grow in post-Covid world

If India fails to action key reforms, its geopolitical leverage will reduce and it will be forced to ally more closely with the US on less favourable terms.
Representational image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping| Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

With new WHO leadership role, India can’t fool partners with balancing acts

Intensifying power conflicts over Covid-19 will manifest themselves in new forms. It will become difficult for New Delhi to sidestep them without suffering some costs.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar

Jaishankar’s foreign policy audit sits uneasy with his reading of current global situation

We need Jaishankar’s frank appraisal. But it should go even further, which suggests that the dogmas of Delhi are not that easy to shake.

On Camera

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Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.