Sushant Sareen
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The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

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

 |   7-minute read

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.

POLITICS

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Why Modi must not play the ‘statesman’ and agree to enter into dialogue with Pakistan

The wave of terrorist violence that will hit India as a result of de-escalation is not going to be a tenable proposition for India.

POLITICS

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Can Pulwama alter the discourse of India's politics?

Despite terrorism being a political issue, our major parties need to resist playing games over it.

POLITICS

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In all the talk of josh, our netas and babus lack vital hosh about revitalising our defence forces

No other military of any other major country suffers from the sort of deficiencies that the Indian armed forces contend with. The sarkaari rhetoric on defence is great. The reality of it is abysmal.

POLITICS

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Why the US is cornered in Afghanistan

Anyone with the slightest idea about Afghan dynamics will know that the 'peace talks' between the US and Taliban will not end well.

MONEY

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Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

POLITICS

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Imran Khan is a prisoner of his own image. This is why he is the best bet for India

As long as Khan is in power, Pakistan will remain on tenterhooks. India won't have to take any decision.