Shantanu Mukharji

OPEN TO OPINION

The author is a retired IPS officer who has held key positions in the Government of India handling sensitive security issues within and outside India.

VOICES

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What the Ramzan killings of Shujaat Bukhari and Aurangzeb prove

The brutal murders demonstrate the extent of indoctrination of the radical elements.

POLITICS

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How the election heat in neighbouring Bangladesh is seeping into India

Once in the electoral fray, the BNP will prove to be a formidable Opposition causing serious challenges to the Awami League.

POLITICS

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Why it's time for India to engage with Pakistan's deep state

The neighbouring country's Army has made an effort to reach out to New Delhi.

POLITICS

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How the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement can save Pakistan from its own worst impulses

Islamabad should heed anti-discriminatory protests like the PTM. By doing so, it will correct the course of its own flawed history.

VARIETY

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An ex-IPS officer explains why suicide cases among senior police officers are rising

India losing two decorated officers in quick succession has dealt a severe blow to the police fraternity.

VARIETY

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Australia is rebooting intel-gathering: What India needs to do

With years of over-indulgence and pandering to Islamic radicals, the country is now fraught with threats from within.

VARIETY

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Nawaz Sharif's revelations to Asad Durrani: How Pakistan is spilling its dirty secrets

India, as an immediate neighbour and target of Islamabad's covert operations, needs to seize every opportunity.

VARIETY

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Why China has asked all mosques to raise national flag ‘to promote patriotism’

Such a decision coming in the thick of Ramzan assumes special significance for the Islamic minority, the Uighurs.

POLITICS

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Modi government's Ramzan ceasefire in J&K is a bold and commendable move

It has been made amply clear that 'security forces reserve the right to retaliate, if attacked'.

POLITICS

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Why Malaysia just gave the world its oldest head of state

Mahathir has made it amply clear that he is neither interested in power nor position but only in radical change.