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Manipur Ambush, Northeast

How India only cares about Northeast when it's a national security threat story

It's sad how we lecture our distant ethnicities and minorities on unity in diversity, but treat them as lesser citizens than the mainlanders.

POLITICS

 |  12-minute read
Indian Army, Northeast, NSCN, Manipur Ambush

How to be good Indian racist and alienate Northeast

In an age of sensationalist news, the region is 'sexy', it has everything - corruption, violence, ethnic clashes, terrorism, drugs, AIDS.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  6-minute read
Myanmar strike, Manipur Ambush

Why Myanmar strike will force Pakistan to take us seriously

New Delhi is sending a clear signal to its adversaries that no hostility will go without a robust response.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Manipur Ambush, Myanmar strike

Why we mustn't forget Emergency as we try to scare Myanmar and Pakistan

Bilateral arrangements need discretion, tact, restraint and a certain finesse.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
MC Mary Kom, Boxing, Manipur Ambush

What Mary Kom leaves behind when she runs away

Her upcoming boxing academy would be the first casualty in case the champion athlete does shift base.

POLITICS

 |  Breaking Views
Narendra Modi, Manipur Ambush, Myanmar strike

Why Myanmar strike is Modi's 56-inch self-goal

Rajdeep Sardesai explains how India's recent military success turned into a diplomatic embarrassment.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
AFSPA, Myanmar strike, Manipur Ambush

Why Myanmar strike should not be used against lifting AFSPA

Can the powers that be simply decide how to play the media depending on its reach?

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Indian Army, Manipur Ambush, Myanmar

Why India's Myanmar style attack won't work against Pakistan

It's the nature of similar operations in the context of the neighbouring country, which requires raising existing preparedness by more than a few notches.

POLITICS

 |  21-minute read
Indian Army, NSCN(K), Manipur Ambush

Manipur ambush: Why Indian Army is to blame for losing 18 soldiers

It is evident that the attacked army convoy did not adhere to standard operating procedure while on movement.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
6 Dogra, NSCN(K), Manipur Ambush

Manipur attack: How the spectre of violence has returned

From a security perspective, the recent successes of terrorists in different states suggest a high order of synergy that has been achieved.