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Why OTT and cloud services in India should not be subjected to licensing regimes

Security concerns and use of licensed resources such as spectrum had motivated TRAI to consider regulating internet-based services.
5G

Why 5G is unlikely to solve India’s digital connectivity problems

Considering that even 4G hasn’t reached majority of Indians, 5G seems a distant dream for those living in rural or under-serviced areas.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea not shutting down. Modi govt can ill afford it

Both Vodafone Idea and Airtel are losing customers at a rapid rate and Reliance Jio is gaining at their expense.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and PM Narendra Modi

In 5G marathon, India decides to sit back and mourn as China, US, Europe race ahead

If the 2G fiasco stemmed from corruption, the death of 5G-enabled telecom revolution even before it began stems from stupidity.
HRD Ministry declared Jio Institute as one of six " Institute of Eminence"

Here’s what Modi govt must do when 5G arrives: give spectrum free to Jio, Airtel & others

Left to itself, telecom industry will take years to come up with the capital needed to exploit 5G opportunity. So, Modi government must step in.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.