Profile of B. Raman
In their competitive pre-poll mode, the government and the BJP seem to have overlooked the mitigating factors about Afzal Guru to establish their strong counter-terrorism credentials
The time has come to consider the introduction in the Indian intelligence community the concept of shared responsibility between the Executive and the Parliament
The US has to think of neutralizing North Korea’s capabilities through covert action to make its computer network dysfunctional and other means
The copter scam brings to mind the Bofors scam of the 1980s when Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister.
Till more evidence is forthcoming, it would be advisable not to speculate on the motive and the possible identity of the perpetrators.
If there is terror, it has to be a Muslim. If he is a Muslim, he has to be from the IM. If it is the IM, it must have acted at the instance of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)...
Inder Gujral only ordered the R&AW operations for covert action in Pakistan to be abandoned, not for intelligence collection. And Vajpayee continued with the same policy.
India needs to make it clear to Maldives that should anything happen to former President Mohammad Nasheed, it would act in an appropriate manner.
But not yet the war. The liberal forces in Bangladesh have asserted themselves dramatically. The extremists have suffered a set-back, but not a defeat.
So asked the Supreme Court, when there was a delay in constituting the special court as recommended by it, on the issue of Italian marines. Now the credibility of the government has taken a beating
The Chinese attempts to arrest and persecute relatives and friends of those committing self-immolation on charges of complicity have injected fresh oxygen into the Tibetan independence ( Rangzen) movement.
Instead of playing a leadership role, the Manmohan Singh government has surrendered all political initiative internationally to the US and the EU countries and locally to parties such as the DMK, motivated by political opportunism.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.