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The war that helped India regain its military confidence

'India was in no position to wage another war in 1965, having suffered a morale-shattering defeat in 1962. The three services were in the middle of a modernisation and expansion phase and therefore......

Here's how PM Modi charms Indians abroad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's success at courting Indians abroad have been as much a result of his old contacts as efforts by a dedicated arm of the BJP abroad. Archis Mohan reports. Ceaselessly......

Deal on enclaves marks a new beginning for India-Bangladesh ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done the seemingly impossible by finalising the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement ahead of his Bangladesh visit, writes Prakash Bhandari.  The ratification......

I too became a TV talking head!

'Soon enough, we were out shouted. The journalist had a multiple agenda -- he berated the Government, the bureaucracy in general and the UPSC system that selected them.' Ambassador B S Prakash......

Gandhi statue to be installed in London's Parliament Square

Sixty-seven years after he led India to freedom from British rule, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi would be installed in Parliament Square in London by early next year. The British Foreign Minister......

VOTE! Will China slowdown have a positive impact on the Indian economy?

  China's economic slowdown will not affect India directly but the resultant global sluggishness may have a bearing on the Indian economy, a state-run thinktank here has said and called on......

Arvind Subramanian likely to be chief economic advisor

Noted economist Arvind Subramanian is favoured as the choice for the government’s Chief Economic Advisor (CEA).  It has been vacant since Raghuram Rajan resigned almost a year before, to......

Siemens cuts staff, costs as it battles adverse economic winds

Tough times call for tough decisions and Siemens’ management had to take plenty of these last year. It shut down its wind energy turbine factory last year and dismissed a little over 200......

Why public-private partnerships are backfiring in India

Are we living through a period of unprecedented corruption? This is a common, casual assertion, for which I have seen no sensible evidence either confirmatory or contradictory. But, if it's true,......

Why politicians disagree with central banks

Central banks should be free to decide on monetary and credit policy, says Bimal Jalan.The Economist recently (January 16) carried a story about stand-offs between central banks and politicians in......
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To arms! To arms! But will they listen?

The wise men have spoken — the moot point is, will they be heard? The committee of experts appointed by the ministry of defence (MoD) to advise... ...
TPP(ing) point for India in global trade

The choice before India was either to remain outside the TPP and live with a loss of a few billion dollars of exports or join the TPP and face... ...
Dry run

Even in a dry, arid country like India, back-to-back droughts are a relative rarity. In the last 100 years, it has occurred exactly three times —... ...
How To Win Friends, FB Style

True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's townhall meeting at Melon, California,... ...
Discord in the House of Nehru

The fall of an institution where political patronage and academic research go hand in hand CONTROVERSY The entrance to his office is guarded... ...

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