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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Arms and the man

16 Feb 2013, 17:42

The Finmeccanika helicopter deal which may have been sensationalised with the alleged presence of a former air chief and his relatives as brokers and middlemen, it has in an obtuse sort of way, highlighted what is wrong with India’s defence procurement programme.

Highly avoidable

9 Feb 2013, 11:57

The dangers of using the Indian Air Force (IAF) in an unfamiliar role,of crushing an incipient native rebellion through the use of airpower, is coming to roost and presents a highly dangerous andavoidable trend.

Gwadar bells

2 Feb 2013, 14:15

India's hackles are bound to be raised with the decision of the Pakistani government to have cleared the Chinese for taking operational control of the strategic deep-water seaport of Gwadar in Baluchistan, a Pakistani province in the midst of an ongoing insurrection.

Don't make a fool of yourself

26 Jan 2013, 12:55

Trust the Indians to reach when the bird has flown the coop. New Delhi's insistence that 26/11 terror mastermind David Coleman Headley, aka as Daood Gilani, be extradited to India just after he has been handed over a 35-year life term for his role in the Mumbai massacre, is naive churlish and ridiculous in the extreme.

Wake up call

12 Jan 2013, 12:57

Just when things looked to be getting better, with more people to people and cultural contacts than ever before between India and Pakistan, the decapitation of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army has come as a grim rejoinder to a fact known to every one except the very daft

Rahul Gandhi project

29 Dec 2012, 15:59

Politically, 2012 revealed a year of setbacks for the Congress-led UPA culminating in the Gujarat Assembly Election defeat in December.

More than a handful

22 Dec 2012, 14:53

A third term for Narendra Modi may be played down by the Congress and other pundits as yet another three-term chief minister ship like Sheila Dixit or Navin Patnaik.

Mayawati's grandstand

15 Dec 2012, 13:34

The importance of the bill seeking to introduce amendment to the Constitution of India for allowing reservation in promotions for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in public services in the Rajya Sabha, has the potential to set the political field ablaze before 2014.

Sporting doom

8 Dec 2012, 15:23

One of the eternal queries never asked in sporting circles is the decline of Indian football.

RIP Mr Gujral

1 Dec 2012, 14:56

In these days of billionaire politicians and even bigger frauds, Gujral remained a man of letters, a sage voice among rogues and the arch representative of an era which is slowly but steadily passing away.

No armed forces please, we are Indians

24 Nov 2012, 09:44

The story of Naik Surendra Singh, the former National Security Guard (NSG) commando seriously wounded while combating terrorists during the 26/11 attacks, tells you why less and less Indians seem inclined to serve the armed forces.

Get to know Xi Jinping

10 Nov 2012, 12:59

This week the selection of two of the most powerful heads of governments in the world were an abject study in contrasts. American President Barack Obama was swept into an office amidst unprecedented media coverage, innumerable Star Spangled Banners flying in the background, confetti scattered in the air to give it an air of festivity and the emotional pitch that only the Americans are capable of.

Hall of shame

3 Nov 2012, 11:55

It could well be the many contrasts that India has to live with. For a country with the worst possible record in global athletic history, the latest revelations by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF), should be considered a positive shocker.

Perfect Convergence

27 Oct 2012, 11:25

Delhi is not too happy with the insistence by Formula One team Ferrari to sport Italian Navy flags on its cars at this weekend's Indian Grand Prix.

Missed opportunity

20 Oct 2012, 14:09

The BJP's politics of boycott is getting it nowhere. Apart from holding up Parliament at a time where it could have seriously embarrassed the Congress and UPA over a slew of corruption charges, it has for reasons best known to it, chosen the path of least resistance.