All stories by Nitin Pai
Hong Kong's battle for freedom is a little too lateRediff.com25 Jun 2019
Even if the extradition bill has been suspended, Beijing will eventually impose its system on Hong Kong, observes Nitin Pai.
Let us stop taxing women!Rediff.com8 Mar 2018
Double tax exemption on wages paid to women can encourage companies to hire, retain and compensate women better, argues Nitin Pai.
Why India must be tough with MyanmarRediff.com24 Dec 2017
'If Myanmar falls to China, let it.' 'Sooner or later the rulers of the country will have to call New Delhi.'
India's coming conflict with China in the Indian OceanRediff.com28 Aug 2017
'Despite the current tension at Doklam and the risk of escalation on the Himalayan land frontier, it is the Indian Ocean we need to worry about more,' says Nitin Pai.
Reading India's OBOR boycott rightRediff.com9 Jun 2017
We must see New Delhi's position as a signal of competition to the Chinese grand design for the 21st century world, says Nitin Pai.
China has moved from assertive to aggressiveRediff.com19 Apr 2017
'The men in black suits and hair dye in Beijing have not only completely blown the cover story of "peaceful rise," but have managed to antagonise regional powers in the Indo-Pacific.'
Don't look now but China's military is changing!Rediff.com17 Mar 2017
In a few years from now, India will be looking at an entirely different type of military adversary across the borders, in our waters, in the air, in space and in our communication networks, says Nitin Pai.
OROP: The logic ex-servicemen are missingRediff.com17 Aug 2015
The demand for OROP has been projected as an unambiguous issue but a good policy argument must have a sound economic element.
India can't even buy rifles for its troops!Rediff.com6 Jul 2015
What should concern the Indian citizen is not the fact that the world's biggest assault rifle purchase was scrapped. What should is the fact that the tender was for a type of rifle that has never been produced, says Nitin Pai.
Let the women fightRediff.com8 Jun 2015
Given how the armed forces struggle to attract talent, they cannot rule out hiring half the population, says Nitin Pai
How much does India really spend on defence?Rediff.com27 Apr 2015
No one really knows what proportion of the nation's wealth and income are available for defence
Why Sri Lanka's need for China will continueRediff.com19 Jan 2015
Colombo's enduring interests suggest the relationship between the Sri Lanka and China will only strengthen, says Nitin Pai.
Power centre Delhi holds key to Modi's India revival dreamRediff.com22 Dec 2014
Modi government must push reforms at a fast pace to restore growth.
It's a good time to position India as a manufacturing hotspotRediff.com27 Oct 2014
Though growth in China is unlikely to slow down soon, India should prepare to take advantage of a shifting of gears there.
Economic ties with China? Modi must move closer with cautionRediff.com15 Sep 2014
New Delhi can strengthen its leverage by having better relations with the two than they have with each other.
49 pc FDI in defence: A leap in the right direction, but not far enoughRediff.com14 Jul 2014
Full liberalisation of the defence industry is necessary for both combat-readiness and security of long-term supplies, says Nitin Pai.
Iraq and the outer ring of India's securityRediff.com16 Jun 2014
It is time to throw an outer ring around India's national security by proactively engaging in areas immediately outside our neighbourhood. Such a ring will not only insulate India from emerging threats, but also create new leverage in securing our own neighbourhood, says Nitin Pai.
Confronting a new world orderRediff.com19 May 2014
India has some ability to influence what the world order will look like, but it needs to make structural changes to the ministries of external affairs and commerce, and evolve formal coordination mechanisms with the ministries of finance and home, says Nitin Pai
MH370 and three worrying 'ifs'Rediff.com17 Mar 2014
Kuala Lumpur's delay in roping in India to help track the missing aircraft is an indicator that New Delhi must redouble its diplomacy and capacity demonstration in East Asia, feels Nitin Pai
Don't leave diplomacy to diplomatsRediff.com20 Jan 2014
The perfunctory management of external affairs has left India's foreign policy establishment largely unprepared to manage the consequences of dramatic international developments, says Nitin Pai.