Sometime in 2001-02, a Group of Ministers headed by L.K. Advani, the then Deputy Prime Minister of India, had accepted a recommendation of a task force headed by Arun Singh, a former Minister of State for Defence, to create the post of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to ensure that the three wings of the armed forces operated on the same page, particularly in times of conflict.
Hailed as a vital effort that deconstructs the nature of contemporary politics in India at a critical juncture, former Vice President Hamid Ansari launched the edited volume ‘The Rise of Saffron Power’ in New Delhi.
What is statelessness and who defines it were among some of the intriguing questions discussed and debated while discussing the book, “The Rohingya in South Asia”, brought out by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, at the India International Centre in New Delhi.
Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency
If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor .