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Will Balakot airstrike be Modi’s winning card?

The Pulwama suicide attack is part of a running battle with jihadi groups like the JeM and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT).

11 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

A shrill campaign won’t fetch BJP Balakot votes

The controversy about what damage was caused by our airstrike, is entirely irrelevant.

10 Mar 2019 12:32 AM

Seek answers for Pulwama, dissent precisely during crises

Britain showed prime minister Neville Chamberlain the door during the Second World War.

10 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

By failing to unite, Oppn seems to forget history

The test before the Oppn parties is to at least get the narrative right even though they appear to have failed in getting their arithmetic right.

09 Mar 2019 6:47 AM

The missing link in the national security debate

The target was a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terrorist group which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama suicide bomber attack.

08 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

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Walk the talk on war, but consider the costs

India barely spends 1.5 per cent of its GDP on defence — two-thirds of it on military salaries and pensions and current costs.

07 Mar 2019 1:21 AM

Dream of world Communism: Simply a fantasy a century back?

The founding congress of the Third International almost didn't achieve its objective, though.

07 Mar 2019 1:18 AM

Hit hard at Pak terror, but keep hype in check

The unfortunate part is the political leadership's role in adding to the overall confusion.

06 Mar 2019 2:45 AM

World needs more women as mediators for peace

The countries that have experienced war on a large scale have now grown into major exporters of war weapons.

05 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

Oppn ‘Grand Alliance’ faces bigger challenge

The Congress and the CPI(M) have been co-opted in February as part of the coalition of regional parties against the BJP.

05 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

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After Pulwama, Balakot: Tone down the rhetoric

India will still have to fight the war against terror groups like the JeM and the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT).

04 Mar 2019 12:07 AM

Cricket turns into a pawn as India-Pak tensions rise

Cricket had previously served as the basis for imagining peace, and now as a means of punishment.

04 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

Did India kill 300 terrorists in Balakot?

Pakistan claimed that it had deliberately targeted open spaces around the military bases to demonstrate its capacity to retaliate.

03 Mar 2019 1:08 AM

Punishing the press by holding ads is abuse of power

Kashmir has lost at least 13 journalists during the insurgency.

03 Mar 2019 12:16 AM

Democracy in India: Is it ‘best fit’ or flawed?

This set is possibly in transition to the “flawed democracy” status, whilst the “authoritarian” set is possibly irredeemable.

02 Mar 2019 3:27 AM

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ISIS brides: A problem for the West and Muslim world

In recent interviews, Shamima has stated that going public with her plea to the British government was likely not in her best interests.

01 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

Time to show maturity and start de-escalation

The BJP, meanwhile, had been assiduously working since the "surgical strike" following the 2016 attack on the Uri military camp to foment jingoism.

01 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

Corbyn biases, anti-Semitism behind UK Labour exodus

Jeremy Corbyn's elevation to party leader was greeted with horror by some of those familiar with his empathy for the Palestinians.

28 Feb 2019 2:23 AM

Pak at crossroads after India’s paradigm shift

The Line of Control has for various reasons been considered sacrosanct by most Indian governments.

28 Feb 2019 2:23 AM

A fresh chance for OIC, India to reset their ties

Given the painful history of India's association with the OIC, this announcement was nothing short of a bombshell.

27 Feb 2019 1:39 AM

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