Topic: Islamist organisations
The Popular Front of India, at centre of hijab row, cannot escape suspicion and calls for its ban, but few charges have stuck and the outfit’s sphere of influence is growing.
The Indian community in US is caught flat-footed by this activism. Islamists had a ready-made network, a built-in constituency, and pre-programmed rhetoric.
Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.
The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.
What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.