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Archana Masih

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10 Months in Afghanistan

10 Months in Afghanistan

Rediff.com4 days ago

'The Afghans used to say that if there is any person whose name should be taken after Allah, it is Hindustani.'

'Taliban resurgence will boost morale of sleeper cells in India'

'Taliban resurgence will boost morale of sleeper cells in India'

Rediff.com5 days ago

'India has to ensure its borders are properly sealed and there is no infiltration from PoK.

'Ladakh standoff is not Kargil'

'Ladakh standoff is not Kargil'

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

'Galwan has turned everything.' 'The casualties on both sides alerted the Chinese to the fact that Indians are not going to take it lying down.'

'Pakistan will be China's eyes, ears in Afghanistan'

'Pakistan will be China's eyes, ears in Afghanistan'

Rediff.com21 Jul 2021

'India would not like to see Pakistani domination and tutelage of Afghanistan against Indian security and economic interests.'

'Xi is not interested in settling border issue'

'Xi is not interested in settling border issue'

Rediff.com16 Jul 2021

'We may think that in our border quarrel, the Chinese can give up a bit of territory here or there to satisfy us, but that's not how they see it.' 'Arunachal Pradesh is 90,000 square kilometres and twice the size of Taiwan.' 'The Chinese can't be seen to be asserting their rights to Taiwan and on the other hand, cheaply giving up Arunachal Pradesh.'

'We're in a very difficult spot'

'We're in a very difficult spot'

Rediff.com16 Jul 2021

'We've never really been in the situation of having a difficult time with the Chinese and an increasingly difficult time with the Russians along with a relationship with the Americans which is important.'

'Yogi is more of a challenge to Amit Shah than Modi'

'Yogi is more of a challenge to Amit Shah than Modi'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2021

'The central BJP has worked out an arrangement -- Yogi manages the state while Modi manages the Centre.'

'If he fails to perform, Yogi will be on a weak wicket'

'If he fails to perform, Yogi will be on a weak wicket'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2021

'After meeting the prime minister and Amit Shah, Yogi has come out with his position secure till the assembly election.'

'Young Cabinet ministers are the ones to look out for'

'Young Cabinet ministers are the ones to look out for'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

'It indicates the grooming of the party's new leadership.' 'It is also a signal to the states that these ministers represent.'

'One of the problems is neither Xi or Modi listen to other opinions'

'One of the problems is neither Xi or Modi listen to other opinions'

Rediff.com1 Jul 2021

'Both have a very nationalistic view of foreign policy.' 'They think they are shrewd and clever diplomats.'

'China will continue to be bossy'

'China will continue to be bossy'

Rediff.com1 Jul 2021

'It is not a matter of fixing the military problem up there in the Himalayas and the retreat of the two militaries.' 'India has to find a way to correct the racist and very patronising views of India in the Chinese mind.'

Could India be heading for a short war with China?

Could India be heading for a short war with China?

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

'The numbers of troops on both sides are enormous.' 'They are about 50,000-60,000 soldiers facing each other in that sector -- that's about the total number of troops that both sides had in the 1962 War in all sectors.'

Milkha Singh on the Race of his Life

Milkha Singh on the Race of his Life

Rediff.com19 Jun 2021

'Somehow the Flying Sikh has endured in people's memory.'

'Army is highly prepared in Ladakh'

'Army is highly prepared in Ladakh'

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

'The PLA has continued to do exercises and drills and recently carried out air exercises with fighter jets.'

'I am here because of my parents' sacrifice'

'I am here because of my parents' sacrifice'

Rediff.com15 Jun 2021

'If I talk about my parents' sacrifices, this conversation will never end,' says Lieutenant Loveneet Singh.

'Galwan hurt the Chinese'

'Galwan hurt the Chinese'

Rediff.com15 Jun 2021

'We would have faced many more Galwans had Indian troops not reacted and retaliated the way they did.'

'We have to outsmart the Chinese'

'We have to outsmart the Chinese'

Rediff.com15 Jun 2021

'It is a game of patience. We have to stand firm and tire them out, which we are doing.'

'China is our enemy'

'China is our enemy'

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

'We must acknowledge China will use Pakistan against India.' 'We all need to know that these two countries are ready to destabilise India at all times.'

'Be ready with boots, bricks, bandobast'

'Be ready with boots, bricks, bandobast'

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

'Even if there is no full-scale war, Galwan-like skirmishes cannot be ruled out.'

'Virus has made BJP's politics defensive'

'Virus has made BJP's politics defensive'

Rediff.com7 Jun 2021

'Someone who has lost a dear one to Covid; that person is not going to forget and will not vote for the BJP.'

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