Arun Kumar Singh

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Arun Kumar Singh

At sea, Sino-India ties need propulsion

For centuries, great powers (initially Europeans and then US) have sent warships to the Indian Ocean (and other oceans, of course) to protect their sea-borne trade, for colonisation, intervention to topple unfriendly governments, influence political events and gather intelligence about regional navies and ocean hydrography, which is vital for submarine operations.

Japan sends India friend request.

China’s simultaneous military muscle-flexing along India’s 4,000 km long disputed northern land borders and the disputed South and East China seas — including the Japanese controlled Senkaku Islands —

Pakistan’s dirty bomb threat

These are difficult times for India.

Navy in the dock

The Indian Navy has always had a sound strategy to develop a “balanced force capability” comprising naval aviation, submarines, warships and marine commandos, so that it can protect national interests

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.