Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

OPEN TO OPINION

Author is Senior Fellow at Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, and works on defence economics.

VOICES

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NRC list: Why this is the right time for India to get tough on illegal immigrants

The process of drafting the list has enough checks and balances to safeguard rights of those whose citizenship is being decided.

POLITICS

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Rafale row in Parliament revealed one thing. Government, Opposition, media lack defence knowledge

Why has Rahul Gandhi not asked for a closed-door briefing, which is permitted as per articles 5 and 6 of the agreement?

POLITICS

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Fighting 377, stupidly: In seeking 15 seconds of fame, gay rights activists have only lost valuable time

The Indian State is not against equality for gay people. But by siding with elements like the 'Tukde Tukde' gang, the LGBTQ community made the fight harder for itself.

POLITICS

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With AI renaming Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei', India appeases China, only for crumbs

India caves in to Chinese pressure again, sidestepping its own strategic interests and the lessons of history.

POLITICS

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Why death of Iran nuclear deal is a win-win for India

New Delhi’s refineries are uniquely suited to process Iranian crude and Tehran can no longer play the ‘oh but I have other suitors waiting’ game.