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The writer is the Editor of BharatShakti.in. An artillery officer, he commanded a brigade in the deserts before commanding one in intense counterinsurgency environment.

POLITICS

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Making India More Secure: The challenge that faces Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister

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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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?

POLITICS

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Beyond the euphoria: The Kartarpur Corridor and security issues

With the increased flow of traffic along this corridor, smugglers and criminals will also creep in.

POLITICS

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What Mahinda Rajapaksa becoming Sri Lankan PM means for India

Rajapaksa’s pro-Chinese stance has given New Delhi reasons to worry.

POLITICS

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Why Bhutan's 2018 general election results could concern India

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.

POLITICS

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Will Rafale deal be able to dodge the political fusillade?

The requirement of addressing the depleting strength of the Indian Air Force is an issue beyond debate.

VARIETY

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How India can counter China in Indian Ocean

The Indian defence outlook post-Independence has been centered around to its land borders. New Delhi needs to look at the seas now.

POLITICS

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Why JuD contesting general elections should worry Pakistan more than India

Pakistan Army will remain the all-important decisive force by calibrating the role of terror groups.

VARIETY

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Why the time is right for Army to intensify anti-terror operations in Kashmir

Pakistan will make a concerted effort to prove that Governor's rule is no answer to the troubles of the people living in the Valley.