Category Archives: National

Water Games – 3: India’s self-defeating generosity

India dominates the South Asian landscape, stretching across the Himalayan range from the west to the east. On the other side of the Himalayas in the north lies Tibet – the “Water Tower of Asia” – from where most of the continent’s important rivers flow. As discussed in the previous article, Water games – 2:… Read More »

Doklam stand-off: China yields, but India can’t afford to relax

On August 28, India’s ministry of external affairs (MEA) and China’s ministry of foreign affairs announced the end of the stand-off between the troops of the two countries at Doka La in Doklam (Donglam for Chinese) area’s Dolam plateau, which is at the India-Tibet-Bhutan trijunction near the Indian state of Sikkim. The whole area falls… Read More »

INS Betwa accident: Is the Indian Navy a serious military force?

The toppling of INS Betwa, a Brahmaputra-class guided-missile frigate, puts a huge note of interrogation on the Indian Navy — a force on whose competency rests not only India’s maritime security, but aspirations to become a global power. The December 4 accident, which took place at the naval dockyard in Mumbai while undocking after undergoing… Read More »

Is Dr Binayak Sen a prisoner of conscience?

A lot has been written, discussed and debated on the conviction and the subsequent sentencing to life imprisonment of Dr Binayak Sen on charges of sedition. The case got such attention that vigils and protests were held [YouTube] demanding his release even in many Western countries. Nobel laureates, Amnesty International, left-liberal jholawallahs and India’s notorious cabal of… Read More »