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PM Narendra Modi addresses an election rally ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Nandurbar district | PTI

Modi should know India’s status as a nuclear weapon state demands responsible leadership

India is better served if we remain focused on building our capabilities and let them speak for themselves.
Indian military

The real problem with AFSPA is how a normal law can bypass constitutional safeguards

India does not need to look far to see how military power can undermine constitutional orders.
Rahul Gandhi

Congress made draconian laws, is it now going ‘soft’ on terror? What party leaders told me

Let’s be clear: Congress is no spring chicken and tends to be far more ruthless on internal & external security than BJP.
The Sikh regiment at the Battle of Saragarhi | Commons

What Akshay Kumar’s Kesari won’t tell you: The real military account of Battle of Saragarhi

The battle is recorded in the Digest of Service of 36 Sikh (now 4 Sikh) and I was its custodian for two years as the Adjutant.
India and Pakistan flags

India now awaits ‘third round’ of war-fighting and escalation before the guns cool down

Having taken a positive step to stop terrorism, India should be able to take it to its conclusion once and for all.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman in Pakistan custody | @OfficialDGISPR/twitter

Why Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman stands a good chance of surviving Pakistan ordeal

The IAF pilot is now in the custody of those who are aware of the implications of violating the Geneva Conventions.
PM Narendra Modi chairs a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at his residence in New Delhi | PTI

India must explicitly seek escalation to establish a deterrence regime

Indian leaders must prepare forces, equipment, intelligence and plans for further escalation, and leverage our conventional superiority over Pakistan.
Mirage 2000 formation

In Balakot, India tested a new military reaction much different from 2016 surgical strikes

Destroying terror infrastructure is the duty of all sane people. India has done its part, and the sane in Pakistan must do the same.
File photo of Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed holding a meeting with army officials | @OfficialDGISPR/Twitter

Pakistan won’t abandon its proxy war after Balakot, but will find new ways of waging it

If India’s political and public reaction is excessive, it might compel the Pakistani military leadership to escalate in an attempt to save face.
PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

Narendra Modi govt wants a strong military, but its defence budget can’t guarantee that

Prime Minister Modi has been high on emotions and low on substance on military matters in the last five years.

On Camera

CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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.