Opinion: Modi's Instincts On Pak Are Proving Correct

Opinion: Modi's Instincts On Pak Are Proving Correct

Srinath Raghavan | Thursday August 06, 2015

The government has so far managed to lead - rather than follow - domestic opinion on this issue.

Opinion: Congress' Accusations Of Intel Failure Are Vacuous

Opinion: Congress' Accusations Of Intel Failure Are Vacuous

Srinath Raghavan | Wednesday July 29, 2015

The unpleasant reality is that failures of intelligence and response may be unavoidable.

Opinion: Modi Had No Choice But To U-turn on Pak

Opinion: Modi Had No Choice But To U-turn on Pak

Srinath Raghavan | Saturday July 11, 2015

This diplomatic high-horse was inevitably difficult to ride. Even a cursory analysis of India-Pakistan relations in the past few years would have pointed this out. But the Modi government stuck to the my-way-or-the-highway line. The diminishing returns of painting ourselves into a corner were evident by the beginning of this year. Foreign Secretary Jaishankar's visit ...

Opinion: What Emergency Meant For Big Business in India

Opinion: What Emergency Meant For Big Business in India

Srinath Raghavan | Wednesday June 24, 2015

Ahead of the fortieth anniversary of the Emergency, there has been a predictable rash of commentary on that dark interlude in India's democratic experience.

Opinion: Decoding OROP and the Politics at Play

Opinion: Decoding OROP and the Politics at Play

Srinath Raghavan | Tuesday June 02, 2015

In his latest Mann ki Baat radio broadcast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his government's commitment to implementing the one rank one pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces. Noting that this was a "complex issue, vexed issue", he asked ex-servicemen and soldiers to give him more time to address the matter.

Opinion: Modi Speaks India's Mind Clearly in China

Opinion: Modi Speaks India's Mind Clearly in China

Srinath Raghavan | Friday May 15, 2015

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps up his visit to China, it is tempting to draw up a scorecard of his achievements or lack of thereof.

Opinion: The Battle Within Indian Army For Promotions

Opinion: The Battle Within Indian Army For Promotions

Srinath Raghavan | Tuesday May 05, 2015

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case that is likely to have serious implications for the cohesion and ethos of the Indian army.

Opinion: Modi's Opportunity in China

Opinion: Modi's Opportunity in China

Srinath Raghavan | Wednesday April 29, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the political capital needed to push for a settlement of the boundary dispute with China. This could open up avenues to strengthen economic ties with China and also give India political space on multilateral stages like the World Trade Organization and the climate change negotiations.

Opinion: Manohar Parrikar's Must-Do List is Long

Opinion: Manohar Parrikar's Must-Do List is Long

Srinath Raghavan | Thursday December 11, 2014

Reform of military training must top agenda, writes Srinath Raghavan.