Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicManohar Parrikar

Topic: Manohar Parrikar

Utpal Parrikar looks headed for defeat on dad’s turf in Panaji, BJP likely to retain seat

This year’s Goa assembly poll was first that BJP contested since Manohar Parrikar’s death in 2019. Utpal had sought a BJP ticket from Panaji but was turned down.

Caste politics in Goa was always subtle. That’s until AAP played the ‘Bhandari’ card

This election, AAP has stirred the caste cauldron in Goa by declaring Amit Palekar, a Bhandari, its CM face. But Palekar says he doesn’t talk about his caste while campaigning.

If Utpal was a BJP worker, he should’ve accepted the alternative seat, says Pramod Sawant

In an exclusive interview, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said BJP will come to power in Goa with more than 22 seats in the 40-member assembly.

Manohar Parrikar’s son wants BJP ticket in 2022 Goa polls, says dad’s legacy has to be honoured

Panaji candidature decision may not be easy for BJP. Atanasio Monserrate, who won the ex-CM's seat after his death in 2019, has since switched from Congress to BJP.

Migrants become ‘sons of the soil’ as Goa passes bill keeping 2022 vote bank in mind

Late CM Manohar Parrikar at one point demanded 'special status' for Goa to curb ethnic dilution. Now, BJP's Bhumiputra bill gives anyone living in Goa for over 30 years a chance to own their house.

MoD and IDSA no longer separate. How Manohar Parrikar’s name was added to the think tank

With the packing of Executive Council with favorites of the establishment, a major source of resistance to defend IDSA’s autonomy could get weakened.

Why Manohar Parrikar’s biggest contribution to Defence Ministry was breaking Rafale logjam

In ‘Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life’, Nitin A. Gokhale explores how India’s first IIT-qualified chief minister strengthened India's national security.

‘The man, the politician, the patriot’ — new book pays tribute to Manohar Parrikar

Published by Bloomsbury, ‘Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life’ by Nitin Gokhale will be released on 31 March on ThePrint's 'Soft Cover'.

Political leadership was a letdown. Indian armed forces can’t afford another decade like that

A multi-billion-dollar process for armed forces' modernisation is currently underway. India's political class must deliver and not carry on with the piecemeal approach.

Cross-border terrorism ‘perennial problem’, says Jaishankar on Parliament attack anniversary

Speaking at the Second Manohar Parrikar Memorial Lecture, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar also said India’s foreign policy has witnessed ‘conceptual changes’ since 2014.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

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.
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