Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: War

The way Pakistan sees it, Modi govt is playing a risky game & must de-escalate soon

PM Modi’s escalation is based on the calculation that India can afford it given the country’s diplomatic clout.

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.

Pakistan army’s ISPR speech shows it believes India’s window of surprise attack has closed

Pakistan is unsure of the scale of India’s full response to Pulwama, much of which falls outside its army’s comfort zone.

Not full-blown war but covert operations can help India keep Pakistan on the edge

India should strike preemptively, decisively and repeatedly to force compellence on Pakistan.

Why India is developing nuclear capability beyond what is required for retaliation

Eliminating Pakistan’s nuclear weapons would be tempting for India, but flirting with nuclear counterforce carries significant risks.

When news channels brought pre-World Cup India-Pakistan battle home after Pulwama

Ravish Kumar’s call for restraint was akin to a call to practice journalism — an alien concept in the genetic structure of TV news.

Operation Parakram: The war that wasn’t but could have reined in Pakistan

‘Coercive diplomacy’ was a mere fig leaf to cover the strategic fiasco in 2002.

A general who wasn’t the ‘chosen one’, but became the man of the hour in 1965

Major General H.S. Kler earned the reputation of being a brilliant professional who was outspoken to a fault.

Crucial role IAF played in early days of 1947-48 Pakistan war

Exploits of a few daring pilots of the IAF have largely gone unrecognised in the 1947-48 war.

India’s misplaced priorities, shoddy planning & complacency led to 1962 war

Remembering 1962 war with China is good for India’s national security today

On Camera


Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
A foreign currency dealer speaks on a telephone in a dealing room of Hana Bank in Seoul | Representational image | Bloomberg

Foreigners cash out of key Asian emerging markets ahead of Federal Reserve meet

Overseas funds have sold a net $3.1 billion worth of shares in Taiwan, South Korea and India this week. That follows $4.9 billion of withdrawals last week, highest since August.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.