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Security personnel in Kashmir | File photo | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Terror recruitment in Kashmir this year lower than 2017, steep fall after August clampdown

According to defence agencies, 110 Kashmiri youths have joined the terror ranks in 2019, with 36 from Pulwama district alone.
Security personnel in Kashmir | File photo | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi govt is riding a tiger in Kashmir. This will only lead to more Kulgam-like violence

Stop the ‘us versus them’ narrative in politics and media, and draw a clear distinction between citizens and terrorists.
India Gate

When a jobless youth helped Delhi Police crack a code & foil terror attack at India Gate

No one will know what effect such a terror attack would have had on India-Pakistan relations, which were fragile in the aftermath of the Parliament attack.
Indian Army

Pakistani fidayeen with AK-47 is passé. India must get ready for the next big threat

It would be a shame if nationalism is a substitute for not preparing for an avoidable security failure.
File photo of Imran Khan | ANI Photo

Imran Khan can’t get away by blaming America for Pakistan’s jihad problem

Pakistan does not want to be blamed for discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad or for the presence of terrorist outfits across the country.
Streets remain deserted in Kashmir even as restrictions are lifted in parts. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

To tackle terrorism in Kashmir, Indian forces need local help – we have snapped that line now

In the near future, Pakistan will intensify the hybrid war to take advantage of the increased alienation of the people in Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik arrives at the 'Musical Laser Fountain' along the Dal Lake, in Srinagar on 31 July, 2019 | S. Irfan | PTI

Forces deployed for security, no change to constitutional provisions: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik told a National Conference delegation that panic was being caused by mixing up a security measure with issues that have no connection.
A security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk during a two-day strike call given by separatist leaders to protest against the legal challenge to Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Constitution, which grant special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, in Srinagar, on 13 February, 2019 | Photo: S Irfan | PTI

Panic in Kashmir helps Modi deflect attention from sinking economy, even if fear is real

Why do we not want to believe that it is genuinely a terror alert?
Home Minister Amit Shah | File photo: PTI

Amit Shah is the ‘prime’ minister in Modi cabinet & he hits where it hurts

Amit Shah as the home minister in Narendra Modi government will now be answerable for any terror attack in the country.
File photo | Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St Sebastian's Church | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Easter terror attacks: How India knew and why Sri Lanka didn’t

When Easter attack warnings were received, they were forwarded to VIP security heads, not to those in charge of public security.

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BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s undiluted power at the Centre has weakened the bargaining position of regional parties

Yamini Aiyar & Neelanjan Sircar write in Contemporary South Asia journal on how BJP's electoral performance and Modi's popularity have altered the dynamic of regional party politics in India.

How can you make a webinar exciting?

Businessman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to denounce the word 'webinar' and asked for it to be 'banished' from the dictionary.

Defence

File image of a meeting between officers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army in Nathu La, Sikkim (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Senior Indian, Chinese military commanders set to meet to defuse Ladakh tensions

Divisional commander-level talks are set to be held ‘soon’, while diplomatic talks are also on between India & China to ensure the issue is settled peacefully.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.