|  2-minute read
IPKF, LTTE, Surgical strike, India-Pak

We're lucky our jawans are alive: Vir Chakra awardee on surviving a surgical strike

Colonel Anil Kaul explains what happens when the operation goes horribly wrong.


 |   Long-form
Sri Lanka, LTTE, Rajiv Gandhi

When I heard LTTE forces order Rajiv Gandhi's assassination

I checked with my Sri Lankan Tamil sources who said the then PM would be killed in keeping with Prabhakaran’s style.


 |  6-minute read
Sri Lankan Navy, LTTE

When Tamil Tigers cheered for Sri Lanka with Civil War's top prisoner

[Book extract] Even the LTTE made an exception for cricket.


 |  5-minute read
Terrorism, LTTE, Dhaka attack, ISIS

Why ISIS has to be fought to the bitter end

The only short-term solution is military defeat of the Islamic State and the recapture of all towns and cities held by it.


 |  7-minute read
Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu, LTTE, Rajiv Gandhi

Nalini and the plot to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi

How she unwittingly became a pawn in the multi-cornered Tamil Nadu Assembly poll.


 |  2-minute read
LTTE, Congress, Tamil Nadu Polls

Congress not wrong to offer LTTE loyalist ticket to contest TN polls

Infighting has broken out over the candidature of Selvaperunthagai from the Sriperumbudur constituency.


 |  6-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Indira Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi riddle: Is he pro-poor or pro-poverty?

Like Indira Gandhi, Rahul has a patronising attitude towards poverty. He wants to protect the poor, not by job-creating, or economic reforms but by slogans and tokenism.


 |  5-minute read
China, India, LTTE, Maithripala Sirisena

Will Sri Lanka see the return of Rajapaksa?

Buzz is that the former president will try to become prime minister by contesting the upcoming general elections.


 |  3-minute read
LTTE, Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa

Will Rajapaksa win the battle for Colombo?

No one in Lanka disputes Rajapaksa's hand in ensuring the return of peace to the country, ravaged by a civil war that lasted 26 years.