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The details of Guru's renunciation of family life, his mediation in the wilderness, his interaction with people of different strata of society, his building of temples and fight against untouchability fit into the making of a saint revolutionary.
Indian constitutional mandate has ensured the supremacy of the democratic-civilian rule, even though the state has entrusted the armed forces with a wide and powerful latitude of manpower and weaponry (including nuclear).
The present Indian government has demonstrated clarity about its objectives in every field and is bold enough to call a spade a spade. In the BrahMos missile system India has found a strategic 'lever' to demonstrate its security and strategic concern to the Chinese regarding their efforts to counter Indian influence in South Asia, writes Sumit Walia for South Asia Monitor.
While Finland and the Netherlands are about to pilot the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) schemes, India’s Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subhramanian stated that Universal Basic Income (UBI) is likely to feature in India’s next economic survey. The schemes are government-backed guarantee that no one’s income should fall below the necessary level to meet their basic needs.
Any national discourse on the strategic front, including – or, starting with -- LEMOA should thus consider the impact of LEMOA-like agreements on India’s ‘strategic independence’, nurtured through decades. It’s not a personality-driven political concern, but a reality-check of the present for the nation’s good in the future, writes N. Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.