Sushant Sareen
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The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

POLITICS

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The long haul in Kashmir: Anantnag terror attack is proof that India can't fall for Pakistan's dialogue bait

Pakistan can never afford to turn off its terrorism tap. It will keep changing the faces on its terror outfits and try to claim trouble in Kashmir as indigenous. The Anantnag attack was one such attempt.

POLITICS

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Patriot Games: How the Congress lost the plot on India's security, and lost the election too

The last thing Pakistan wanted was Narendra Modi back as India's PM. They'd have preferred the Congress which is seen as soft on them. But how did Indira Gandhi's party reach such a state?

ELECTION

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Aspiration vs entitlement: Potential and promise trumped dynasty and inheritance in the battle for Amethi

Smriti Irani, a self-made woman who showed potential to be a great leader, won over Rahul Gandhi, an entitled and privileged man, with family inheritance.

ELECTION

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Kashmir, economic crisis and rising tensions: Why Pakistan does not want Modi to win the 2019 General Elections

Pakistan harbours an exaggerated sense of self-worth. They think that the 2019 General Elections are all about them, while in reality, they are afraid that if Modi comes to power again, the chances of a dialogue between the two nations will reduce.

VARIETY

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Lessons India can learn from Sri Lanka attacks about religion-based terrorism

Religious terrorism isn’t about poverty, local issues, schools one studies in or the religious milieu in which someone grows up.

POLITICS

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Soft Coup, Hard Fall in Pakistan: Imran Khan is in total crisis, facing economic and political ruin. Can India exploit the situation?

The first cabinet reshuffle is intimation of the govt's impending demise. The army has taken back control of vital portfolios. They will find a new puppet PM. Till then, Imran Khan's options are severely limited.

POLITICS

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Between the Lines: How the BJP and Congress manifestos hold up on national security

The BJP scores over the Congress due to a clear stand on issues of nationalism and internal security. But both parties flounder on other crucial issues.

POLITICS

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Mission Shakti: Totally in time and absolutely needed, PM Modi has made the perfect move with his announcement

Questions about the need and timing of developments on security issues are a thinly disguised attempt to undermine the credibility of the Modi govt. They also reflect the opposition's deep jealousy.

POLITICS

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Congress has lost the narrative on national security

Once the natural party of governance, Congress has made the sort of blunders that even a political novice would be loath to making.

POLITICS

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Great Wall of India: How we can punish China for its Masood Azhar slight, and its attempt to interfere in our elections

China has delivered a blow to the bilateral relationship with its support to terrorist Masood Azhar and tried to meddle in our elections by spiting Narendra Modi, There are strong steps India can take to avenge this.