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Afghanistan In Turmoil

Afghanistan is a paradox, it is a nation but at the same time it is not a nation. It comprises many ethnically different tribal groups who speak different languages and…

By General JJ Singh (Retd)

Broader Non-security Quad Agenda Serves India’s Interests

The debate whether the Quad serves India’s security interests is current in strategic circles. More questions on its utility have been raised after the announcement of the Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) defence…

By Kanwal Sibal

Air India – Ready For Take Off Now; Goodbye Fabian Socialism

The sale of Air India to Tata Sons is not any ordinary privatisation. It is ‘ghar wapasi’ in more sense than one. Air India which began as Tata Airlines pioneered…

By Lord Meghnad Desai

The Malabar Exercise of Quad

The international community today is fraught with various destabilizing factors, such as armed conflicts, unilateral claims to change the status quo, terrorism, and large-scale natural disasters. How can we solve…

By NAKAYAMA Yasuhide

India’s Options in Afghanistan

On 26 September 2001, a small U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives team arrived in the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. As described in Gary Schroen’s book First In, this vanguard set…

By Lieutenant General D S Hooda (Retd)

Taliban and Kashmir – Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Repeat It

While the world stood watch, Taliban took over absolute control over Afghanistan, excepting a small part of the Panjshir area. The question that now looms large is the impact of…

By Mr S P Vaid

Afghanistan- No Last Word Yet

Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanikzai, the head of Taliban’s Doha office, has met our ambassador in Doha at his request. This contact was preceded by his interview with an Indian TV…

Era of Indian Youth is Here

Era of Indian Youth is Here Gautam Gambhir The International Youth Day was commemorated on 12 August 2021. We, in India, are at the verge of celebrating our 75th Independence…

Blinken Visit To India – ‘Broadening of Shared Agendas’

Blinken Visit To India - ‘Broadening of Shared Agendas’ Kanwal Sibal High level engagement between India and the US has continued with Secretary of State Blinken returning within two months…

INS Vikrant – A Naval Liability

INS Vikrant – A Naval Liability Bharat Karnad Indian warship building has finally come a full circle. It was in the 1780s, that impressed by the man-o’-wars in the 100…

Developing Scientific Talents – A Must for India’s Development  

Developing Scientific Talents - A Must for India's Development   Dr G Madhavan Nair The world is going through one of the worst periods in history due to the Covid-19…

Red Flags in US-India Defense Cooperation

Red Flags in US-India Defense Cooperation Ram Madhav The US-India defense ties have acquired critical momentum. Given India’s geo-strategic surroundings and the downward slide in its relations with China in…