There is no doubt that in India, there is very little space left for a free press and that space is shrinking fast.
Political opportunism can potentially extend the tutelage of the armed forces and undermine the sovereignty of citizens.
Continued crisis in the Valley helps the BJP mobilise its support base in the name of Hindu nationalism.
The regularity of such crime in different parts of India in recent years is not due to lawlessness but because of the state sanction behind it.
A sensible thing could have been to work with Beijing to get an acceptable deal for it in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
Regional peace and internal stability have suffered a body blow under the BJP regime.