By Sawraj Singh It was the defeat in Afghanistan which led to the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Is history going to repeat itself and America is going to face the same fate in Afghanistan? At this point it looks very likely that the American fate is not going to be any different than Russia’s […]Read More Will a Defeat in Afghanistan Lead to Collapse of the American Empire?
What Others Say….. The pyrrhic victory in the 2009 Lok Sabha poll has turned the Congress Party on its head. The victory is not as convincing as those won by Rajiv Gandhi in 1984 or Indira Gandhi in 1971 and 1980, but the sheer audacity of the win has made the party brazen and it […]Read More Indian Polity: Is Congress Exuberant?
By Dr. Subhash Kapila Peace with Pakistan is a desirable objective for India’s foreign policy. But the timing of peace and resumption of composite dialogue with Pakistan has to be decided by India’s assessments and readings of the contextual security environment and India’s national security interests. The timings of such a process cannot be dictated […]Read More Peace with Pakistan: An Elusive Mythical Obsession!
By Dr. Manmohan Singh Terrorism has emerged as a threat to peace and harmony in all parts of the world. After the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai in last November, our government has taken many steps against terrorism. To root out terrorist activities, our security forces and intelligence agencies are being constantly upgraded. I am […]Read More “No place for separatist thought in Jammu & Kashmir”
By Kanchan Lakshman Quoting intelligence reports on August 7, 2009, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone attack which targeted his father-in-law Maulana Ikramuddin’s house in the Laddha sub-division of South Waziristan on August 5. “Based on information gleaned from intelligence reports, […]Read More Tehrik-e-Taliban: After Baitullah Mehsud…..