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Wanted! A National Security Strategy

India's national security strategy needs to be revised periodically since the global and regional geopolitical situation is dynamic, points out Commodore Venugopal Menon (retd). IMAGE: Indian and......

Is India ready for a Maritime Theatre Command?

Mere shuffling of resources or cosmetic changes to prove a point would be counterproductive in the long run, observes Commodore Venugoptal Menon (retd). Photograph: SpokespersonNavy/Twitter......

Rajnath discusses regional security with Iranian counterpart

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said he had a 'very fruitful' meeting with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami and discussed ways to bolster bilateral cooperation and......

China could do a naval blockade in Indian Ocean next

Chances are any such disruption will not occur on the major shipping lanes, but on some edge of the ocean between India and China, warns Subhomoy Bhattacharjee. IMAGE: An Indian Navy ship fires a......

How an Iran-US war could affect Pakistan

'The bigger challenge and dilemma for Pakistan would be if the US and Saudi Arabia go full throttle against Iran and enforce regime change in Tehran.''That would be bad news for Pakistan,......

Suez, de-globalization, and a Semiconductor Fab for India

'If the almost literally heart-stopping Suez block has any positive outcome, it is to be hoped that it will accelerate the setting up of a fab (perhaps Taiwanese) in India,' asserts Rajeev......

Markets down? Hedge with gold or currency

But whatever you do, be prepared to hold on to your positions and keep your nerve, advises Devangshu Datta. Photograph: Reuters The Reserve Bank India's (RBI's) Monetary Policy Committee has......

Gold nears Rs 36,000 mark, silver jumps by Rs 935

Gold prices may trade higher in the coming days because of weaker dollar and speculations of US Fed rate cut. Gold and silver prices continued their rally on Friday with the precious metal rising......

If India can't build Chabahar, China will

The Modi government’s appalling inefficiency and lack of purpose stand exposed, says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. My archives on India-Iran relations include a clipping from DNA newspaper......

Iran tension: Gas prices escalating in US

Gas prices in Texas and elsewhere in the United States have jumped an average 7 cents in recent days after Iran threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz through which 16 million barrels of oil -......

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