With the BJP using security as a major plank of its election campaign, a lot is expected now from Mr Rajnath Singh. And the challenges that confront him are enormous.
From Doklam to Uri to Pulwama, India was caught off-guard. But preparedness is the only way to combat terrorism
The Pulwama attack was an intelligence failure, until we accept that, we will remain exposed to such acts of terrorism. That said, the only way we can fight such slips is if India's defence is amped up.
The Greater Game: Several powers are interested in controlling Afghanistan. Its future will impact each one of them too
As the US talks with the Taliban, everyone from the Afghan govt to India, China and Pakistan, are watching. What role will each power play in the war-torn country which could be a new breeding ground for ISIS and al-Qaeda?
With the increased flow of traffic along this corridor, smugglers and criminals will also creep in.
Rajapaksa’s pro-Chinese stance has given New Delhi reasons to worry.
A change in guard at Thimphu could mean a pro-China tilt. As such, India needs to retain its primacy in Bhutan's foreign policy priorities.
The requirement of addressing the depleting strength of the Indian Air Force is an issue beyond debate.
Pakistan Army will remain the all-important decisive force by calibrating the role of terror groups.