OPINION / BLOGS
  • Opinion: Modi's Instincts On Pak Are Proving Correct
    Srinath Raghavan
    The government has so far managed to lead - rather than follow - domestic opinion on this issue.
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  • Opinion: Congress' Accusations Of Intel Failure Are Vacuous
    Srinath Raghavan
    The unpleasant reality is that failures of intelligence and response may be unavoidable.
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  • Opinion: Modi Had No Choice But To U-turn on Pak
    Srinath Raghavan
    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...
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  • Opinion: What Emergency Meant For Big Business in India
    Srinath Raghavan
    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.
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  • Opinion: Decoding OROP and the Politics at Play
    Srinath Raghavan
    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.
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  • Opinion: Modi Speaks India's Mind Clearly in China
    Srinath Raghavan
    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.
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  • Opinion: The Battle Within Indian Army For Promotions
    Srinath Raghavan
    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
  • Opinion: Modi's Opportunity in China
    Srinath Raghavan
    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.
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  • Opinion: Manohar Parrikar's Must-Do List is Long
    Srinath Raghavan
    Reform of military training must top agenda, writes Srinath Raghavan.
    Opinion

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