Profile of B. Raman
'There is one American species, which I could never bring myself to like during the 27 years I spent in the intelligence community — the officers of the US State Department.'
We should make it clear to the visiting Chinese PM that his country must take the first step of exchanging maps of the LAC which have to be the basis of further negotiations.
There is a need to restrain euphoric expectations from the positive statements on relations with India coming out of some mainstream Pakistani political leaders such as Nawaz Sharif,
In maintaining silence in the face of the Taliban’s violence, the PML (N) and the PTI have been short-sighted in calculating their electoral gains of questionable value
New jihadi magazine in English focuses on South Asia, including Afghanistan and India
The Prime Minister needs to immediately convene a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss a new strategy
The Chinese are seeking to pre-empt possible Indian activism against Chinese presence and interests in the Gilgit-Baltistan area
As the news pour in about Chinese incursions in Leh, here's a visit down memory lane recalling the exploits of some brave men in charge of gathering intelligence
The continuing Chinese troop intrusion in the western sector of the Sino-Indian border should be a matter for careful analysis and concern, but not alarm
The political parties should leave it to the police and the counter-terrorism experts to do the investigation of the Bangalore blasts with an open mind.
Reports of the perpetrator or perpetrators of the Boston blasts on April 15,2013, having used a pressure cooker bomb raise questions
An act of terrorism involving well-timed serial blasts. There was reportedly an interval of only a few minutes between the two explosions.
That is when the Taliban, with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), captured power from the Afghan Mujahideen in Kabul and enforced its rule.
China is no longer an important and reliable window on North Korea as it used to be in the past. And the Chinese do not seem to have an answer to North Korea's recent threats
The anti-Han and anti-Beijing ferment, marked by endless self-immolations of freedom-loving Tibetans—monks and others, young and old, men and women— continues in the Tibetan areas of China.
Will the elections pave the way for another five years of civilian rule uninterrupted by Army intervention or will there be new instability prompting the Army to intervene?
The appointment of the retiring NIA chief at this time as a member of the NHRC will create a suspicion that the government has a hidden political agenda
That's how an American TV channel described China's glamorous first lady, but her past record as a PLA officer in and during the Tiananmen Square protests awaits scrutiny.
How does China view the recent meeting between Manmohan Singh and Xi Jinping?
Stung by widespread criticism of inaction by the security forces, the Myanmar President Thein Sein says he has authorized the use of force to prevent the spread of violence
It's time to step up online monitoring to prevent dissemination of morphed images as happened last year after the violent incidents in the Rakhine state
Between 20 and 26 persons are reported to have been killed in three days of violent clashes between Buddhists and Burman Muslims (not Rohingyas) in the central Myanmar cantonment town of Meikhtila
There is so far no evidence to believe that the raids were undertaken at the instance of anyone in the government or the Congress
My argument for a lenient view on Sanjay Dutt has nothing to do with his celebrity status or his family and social connections.
There is a need for the two governments to be more forthcoming on the border talks. Ultimately, public and political opinion in India has to accept a border settlement.