Author of Indian Mujahideen: The Enemy Within (2011, Hachette) and Himalayan Face-off: Chinese Assertion and Indian Riposte (2014, Hachette). Awarded K Subrahmanyam Prize for Strategic Studies in 2015 by Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) and the 2011 Ben Gurion Prize by Israel.
Articles by Shishir Gupta
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 08:03 AM IST
NSA Doval was able to leverage the global strategic relationship with US into enhancing Indian capacity and capability-building rather than merely creating diplomatic space.
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 09:07 AM IST
While the Narendra Modi government is tight-lipped about the entire project, HT learns that the GE-414 engine will be manufactured under terms that include 100% transfer of technology
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 09:29 AM IST
While India has taken up Sikh separatists issues with US, Australia, UK and Canada, it is quite evident that London and Ottawa are justifying violence against the Indian diaspora in the name of freedom of speech and using it as minority political pressure point against Modi government.
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 09:40 AM IST
While India has decided to support IMF’s debt sustainability analysis of Sri Lanka with a 10-year debt moratorium and restructuring period of 15 years, Chinese EXIM banks are only willing to offer a 2 year debt moratorium. This may spell further economic pain for the Island nation.
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 09:12 AM IST
Despite India taking over Britain in terms of economy and global clout, UK still harbours illusions over the Indian sub-continent and likes to play in the Af-Pak region with the help of Pakistan. The Taliban takeover of Kabul in 2021 has been the disastrous consequence of this UK-Pak devil play with Afghan minorities and women thrown to Islamist wolves.
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 05:45 PM IST
Pakistan is facing a grave economic crisis with loan default staring in its face and the IMF ready with tough economic conditions for providing financial assistance.
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 09:59 AM IST
Even though Atal Bihari Vajpayee government created Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair in 2001, the tri-service institution has not lived up to national vision with three services still operating in silos and are wary of committing additional military assets to counter Chinese challenge in the Indo-Pacific.
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 04:53 AM IST
The fifth diesel attack submarine 1775 tonne INS Vagir was commissioned by Navy Chief Admiral Hari Kumar on Monday at MDL in Mumbai and the sixth of the Kalvari class INS Vagsheer is expected to be commissioned later this year or early 2024.
Published on Jan 22, 2023 10:05 AM IST
While Indian ambassadors to Pakistan and China virtually stay locked up in their embassy compounds and are shadowed by intelligence toughies, their counterparts in Delhi along with others have a free run with no restrictions on their travel or with whom they meet.
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 07:25 AM IST
While Sri Lanka has more than often played the China card against India and suffered due to white elephant projects funded by Beijing, the Modi government was first out of the block to hand over letter to IMF for debt relief to Colombo.
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 03:56 PM IST
Both YouTube and Twitter complied with the order of the Centre which was issued after several ministry officials examined the documentary and found it to be an "attempt to cast aspersion on the authority".
Published on Jan 21, 2023 12:17 PM IST
Both the government and the party believe that western Left-Liberal media with support of the deep state will act as a force multiplier to a perceived weak opposition in a bid to oust PM Narendra Modi in 2024 general elections.
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 09:37 PM IST
Lord Rami Ranger has told BBC head that the one-sided documentary hitting at PM Narendra Modi comes at a time when India is President of G 20 and in midst of a free trade agreement between India and the UK.
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 01:39 PM IST
The J&K bureaucracy is safely ensconced in fortress secretariats and does not reach out to people. The traditional babu handling Kashmir in Srinagar or Delhi with convoluted wisdom of past still can’t think beyond two political families of Valley despite clear-cut directives of Modi government.
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 09:07 AM IST
While India’s exports to China fell sharply by 35.58% year-on-year in April-December 2022 , to $11.03 billion due to contraction in Chinese demand, imports from China rose by about 12%to $75.87 billion in the same period.
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 09:07 AM IST
ByShishir Gupta and Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 10:09 AM IST
With India’s two aircraft carriers operational by end of this year, the mission objectives of these two warships will have to defined in the Indo-Pacific which goes beyond projecting maritime dominance and gun-diplomacy.
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 12:38 PM IST
With Pak economy going down the drain and rampaging political crisis at hand, Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif again raised the bogey of nuclear war to get India to talk on Kashmir as a remnant of two -nation theory.
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 01:15 PM IST
Over the years, China has acted as an agent of Pakistan by blocking India’s efforts to get Pak based terror groups and individuals listed by the 1267 Sanctions Committee. In return, Pakistan gets the Islamic world to remain mum on atrocities against Uighur Sunni Muslims in Xinjiang province by the Chinese Communist Party.
Published on Jan 15, 2023 12:51 PM IST
The perpetual state of political confrontation, challenge of TTP terrorism, virtual collapse of state institutions and dire economic situation have pushed Pakistan to the brink of anarchy and bankruptcy.
Published on Jan 14, 2023 11:53 AM IST
The twin terror attacks on seven innocents including two children of the minority Hindu community in Rajouri this month were orchestrated by Pakistan based Laskar-e-Toiba (LeT) group’s chief operative Saifullah Sajjid Jutt from Shakargarh sector across the border.
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 02:26 PM IST
The rise of militarised Japan with US backing. India standing up against PLA belligerence in East Ladakh and US ally Australia deepening military ties with both Tokyo and New Delhi has changed the Asian security paradigm.
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 02:17 PM IST
Indian Navy is all set to bury fresh acquisition under Project 75 I and may go for repeat Project 75 order to MDL with DRDO proven and tested air independent propulsion system fitted into the new submarines under “Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”
Published on Jan 10, 2023 09:06 AM IST
Data indicates that the majority of India’s internal security situations are being sponsored by Pakistan, which itself is begging alms from the world for its economic survival.
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 12:05 PM IST
While India’s close partners US and France are willing to jointly design, develop, manufacture hardware systems with private and public sector, it is the military-civilian bureaucracy tribe that cannot make up its mind and is running round in circles
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 11:53 AM IST
The Combined Commanders’ Conference in Karwar this March will take decisive steps towards creation of much awaited military theatre commands with three services conveying their views over the proposal in writing.
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 12:35 PM IST
Data does not lie. India has been able to manage its economic affairs better than most of the countries including advanced economies. Barring “compulsive contrarian” (a term used by former finance minister Arun Jaitley), all, including major multilateral agencies, acknowledge skilful management of the economy by the Modi government.
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 03:14 PM IST
During his weeklong visit to Cyprus and Austria, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar found Europe uncertain about the future as Ukraine takes upper hand in the war with Russia. The other worry is Chinese belligerence in Indo-Pacific.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 09:18 AM IST
The 36th India-France dialogue will record a forward movement today with French President Emmanuel Macron committed to support Modi’s India for developing advanced military industrial complex.
Published on Jan 02, 2023 11:00 AM IST
While State Councilor Wang Yi talked about China ready to work with India for steady, sound bilateral ties with stable border before he demitted office of Foreign Minister, the PLA is still to undertake any action to de-escalate military posture on the LAC.
Published on Dec 24, 2022 10:45 AM IST
With future wars to be fought using stand-off weapons like long range rockets and missiles, national security planners are considering multi-purpose tunnels in border areas with side tunnels used for storing ammunition and having missile sites to protect them from enemy missile attacks.