Author: Shankar Kumar

Sitharaman to visit US next month, her long wish list includes drones, helicopters, missiles’ purchase

Sitharaman to visit US next month, her long wish list includes drones, helicopters, missiles’ purchase

As Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to visit the US in the first week of December, her agenda includes not only high-tech defence products that India will purchase under the government to government deal, but also issues related to the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement(BECA) and CAATSA. Due to fast[Read More…]

Political crisis in Lanka: President Sirisena comes under pressure over dissolution of parliament while US, Japan block aids

Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena has dissolved parliament and has called snap election in the country for January 5, forcing his political rival and deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to challenge the President’s decision in the country’s Supreme Court. Is the Sri Lankan President’s move aimed at scoring political points for[Read More…]

Sri Lankan crisis: Does India need to be cautious with President Sirisena’s move?

Sri Lankan crisis: Does India need to be cautious with President Sirisena’s move?

Are competing geo-political rivalry between major international players and divergent affiliations among political leaders along pro-India or pro-China lines, a factor behind sudden eruption of crisis in Sri Lanka? Whatever may be the reason, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to replace Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s[Read More…]

Dancing at Army’s tune, Pakistan PM Imran Khan aims to beat media to silence; India needs to keep watchful eye on Islamabad

Dancing at Army’s tune, Pakistan PM Imran Khan aims to beat media to silence; India needs to keep watchful eye on Islamabad

In Pakistan, talking and writing about India is anathema. Eulogizing Hafiz Saeed, the Jammat-ud-Dawa leader and mastermind of the 26/11 attack is considered as passport to good life and protection from any retributive action from Pakistan Army and its supporters. Imran Khan headed new Pakistan government works as a facilitator[Read More…]

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