Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicNational Security

Topic: National Security

Modi, Ajit Doval are firing up movie and show plots too – FIR, Uri, Shoorveer

FIR is an example of getting things right in a national security-based thriller. The PM and NSA are not cardboard cutouts.

Modi govt needs to learn from US, France. India’s defence industry needs a push for private

If India wants to counter China’s forays into Africa, it must harness the private sector to strike procurement deals on a tricky continent.

Shah’s right, India lacks formal defence policy. Past govts were busy avoiding liability

From Pulwama to Uri, the Modi-Shah team claim India’s defence policy is exemplar. But a formal defence policy does not exist.

US’ Indo-Pacific Strategy takes a middle ground on China. But it’s not all bad news for India

The document's tempered tone indicates a new reality: China is a power to contend with, and nobody else is likely to take up cudgels against it.

India needs a national security document too. But don’t do a Pakistan

In the absence of an NSS, the Integrated Defence Staff has made an effort to flesh out a Joint Doctrine outlining the roles the military is likely to undertake.

Devas fraud was a treacherous compromise with India’s security. SC verdict teaches many lessons

Supreme Court verdict upholding NCLT decision to wind up Devas has dented ISRO's credibility. But govt should not start treating every start-up with suspicion.

17 questions on China dismissed by Lok Sabha citing ‘national security’, Congress’ Tewari says

Congress MP claims there has been not one discussion on China in the House since April 2020 & that important bills, discussions were ‘being railroaded’.

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.

Farm laws episode lays bare India’s internal disunity. It’s time to fix it

India cannot meet the looming challenges to its growth and national security without first making maximum efforts to strengthen internal unity.

Make public India’s doctrine on use of force, it’ll dispel notion that we are non-committal

When and how can India use military force? India needs a doctrine, and role of PMO in overcoming frictions is crucial.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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