Vappala Balachandran | Guest Author at https://www.outlookindia.com
While Israel was clearly the victor in the Yom Kippur War, the attack on the country came as a surprise that called for accountability, indicating the strength of their democracy. Prime Minister Golda Meir had to resign while Defence Intelligence Chief General Eliyahu Zeria was dismissed.
Surprisingly, while the US intelligence community could predict the Chinese nuclear programme with some accuracy, it totally failed to detect India’s 1974 Pokhran-1 and 1998 Pokhran-2 nuclear tests. Senator Richard Shelby had described the 1998 test as a colossal US intelligence failure.
As Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer hits the screens, this article delves into how Soviet intelligence could succeed in penetrating into the US atomic bomb project, by taking advantage of its role as an American ally in the Second World War.
This book presents a wealth of detail, digging deep into the murky crypts of the RAW and ISI. In the final analysis, it’s inauthentic and unconvincing.
It does not meet the objective of keeping China under check for which the next “Quad” Summit is meeting later this year.
Regime needles US tech giants in the backdrop of foreign minister’s US visit
Ignoring all federal principles, fresh moves are afoot to use central government agencies to embarrass the West Bengal government which was elected with a massive majority.
Following the Floyd incident, several states in the US including New York have banned ‘chokeholds’.
On April 10, the CISF had opened fire on a ‘hostile’ crowd near Polling Booth number 126, killing 4 people
Any number of examples could be quoted when conscientious police chiefs had defied political leadership to protect the public from criminals and safeguard police morale.
Beijing appears wary of the first appearance of US President Joe Biden with Indian, Australian and Japanese PMs at the March 12 summit
The technology behind facial recognition systems is still work in progress. Yet Delhi police used it extensively to "identify" and arrest people said to be behind the 2020 riots.
Home Minister Amit Shah’s meeting with the Cooch Behar Royal family underlines the influence of the divided community.
Pakistan’s strategic aim of installing a Taliban controlled government in Kabul is only to destabilize India
In both these instances, much violence could have been prevented if the army had been deployed on time.
Were we vainglorious on the ‘peaceful’ holding of the Kashmir District Development Council Elections, which are not even statutory bodies created by legislature?
A top Indian sleuth demystifies one of the world’s best-known spy authors
The US President-elect has pledged a ‘tough’ policy towards Beijing, while co-operating ‘where our interests converge’
During 1962 India - China war, the Chinese Air Force was rated to be the third biggest and strongest Air Force in the world, the only countries ahead of China being the USA and Russia.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah had demanded autonomy for the provinces and one third Muslim presence in all ministries. That was the beginning of the games played by the British in capitalizing on the fears of minorities in India.
China is using the same language...The 1962 attack was to insult Nehru, while the 2020 attack is to discredit Narendra Modi, writes former bureaucrat Vappala Balachandran
A comprehensive and crisply-written biography of R.N. Kao mirrors the warm individual, his formative assignments and the fine webs he’d later weave