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There is an inexplicable disconnect in policy makers’ minds about the linkages between National Security and National Defence.

 

Modi has built his reputation as a development genius; most Indians voted for him in the hope that economic development would accelerate under his rule. 

 

It is time to focus on the idea of an inclusive new India, and hang all those who are divisive, whether in their efforts to be secular or communal.

 
On May 16, results are due from the world`s largest-ever exercise in democracy. They are expected to elevate one of India's most controversial politicians to the highest executive office in the land: to make Narendra Modi the nation's new PM; to offer power to a man whose hands carry the nation's hopes of economic revival, but that also, according to his critics, carry the blood of 2,000 innocent people.  
 

Two weeks ago, I hosted a dinner for close friends, which promised to be another fun evening. But as is the wont in any dinner in this capital city of Delhi, politics would certainly be a topic over some malt and wine, and this dinner was, therefore, no different. At the dinner table I could not but help ask a question— How do you rate Dr.Manmohan Singh? And knowing the general mood, added for good measure, "under the given circumstances." There were some mild protests on this qualification, but it soon settled down. 

 

Speculation about the government appointing the new army chief has been current for some time, the latest hinting that Defence Minister A.K. Antony may do the unthinkable, stretch his neck out and formally anoint Lt.Gen. Dalbir Suhag early next week as polls close.

 

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said Prime Minister Manmohan is a tragic figure, who failed in his ambition to curb corruption and became a victim of his helplessness as he did not have the requisite political power to push it through.

 

External affairs minister Salman Khurshid tells HT the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi does not have a vision about foreign policy.

 

Every man his own carver, wrote Jonathan Swift. It didn’t take India’s political leaders too many hours to begin slicing what profit could be had from Thursday’s, May 1, train-bombing in Chennai. 

 
Early one summer morning in 2008, an ageing Toyota car slowed down to turn at the corner next to the Indian Embassy complex in Kabul, transforming itself as it did so into a wall of searing, white light. Fifty-eight people were killed and 141 injured, their bodies torn apart by shock waves, fires, and shards of metal and glass. Furious, then National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan called for action.   
 


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The Indian government is undertaking a project to enhance and install infrastructures related to trade and customs along its northeastern frontier, that include trading points with Bhutan.

 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre held a lecture in the “2022: The India We Seek”

 
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