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.

POLITICS

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What 5 years in jail for Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia means for India

The development has assumed significance with parliamentary polls in the neighbouring country scheduled at the end of this year.

POLITICS

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Pak-sponsored terror in Afghanistan: Why India has to stay alert

Islamabad has always been wary of New Delhi's growing friendship with Kabul.

POLITICS

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Why Uttar Pradesh failed to avert Kasganj violence

The state intelligence machinery should have anticipated such a crisis.

POLITICS

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Why it's game over for Kashmiri separatist leaders

The NIA has clinching evidence to nail Hurriyat leaders and prove their funding links with Pakistan to foment unrest in the Valley.

POLITICS

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BJP poll strategy meet: Why NSA Ajit Doval didn't break any conduct

The country's national security advisor, being the fulcrum of all security-related activities, can attend all meetings, if needed.

POLITICS

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Why Dhaka is gearing up to greet Pranab Mukherjee

The former president will be in Bangladesh on a three-day trip.

POLITICS

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Why gurdwaras in Canada and US banned the entry of Indian officials

Is it a growing distance between Indian diplomatic missions and Sikh shrines?

VARIETY

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Pakistan needs to stop denying its fishermen community human rights

Pakistani minister abducting activist shows there is no rule of law in the country.

POLITICS

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As 2017 ends, Rohingya crisis is far from over

UN special rapporteur has called for pressure on China, Russia over abuses on Rohingyas in Myanmar.

VOICES

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