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Shishir Gupta

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.

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PM Modi may opt for continuity in the national security establishment

With the West and China in competition, India has to upgrade its external intelligence and cannot rely on ‘associates.’

The Modi government needs to develop its island territories as part of maritime security architecture in order to effectively contain the Chinese threat.
Published on Jun 11, 2024 09:36 AM IST

Pakistan-based terror group LeT behind Reasi terror attack

On Sunday evening, LeT’s front TRF took credit for the dastardly attack to show that the terror attack was done by homegrown terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

Children injured in the Reasi terror attack.
Published on Jun 10, 2024 10:36 AM IST

PM Modi back at work, engages Maldives Prez Muizzu at President's banquet

Elected for the third time, PM Narendra Modi was back at work and was seen engaging Maldivian President at the RB banquet for visiting dignitaries.

PM Narendra Modi with world leaders who attended his swearing-in ceremony in Delhi.
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 09:11 AM IST

View: Why Modi's third term is historic, and why Nitish & Naidu won't dump BJP?

No less than 121 world leaders have congratulated Narendra Modi and this includes 83 heads of state and heads of government.

Narendra Modi being felicitated by party leaders JP Nadda and Amit Shah, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and others during the NDA parliamentary party meeting at Samvidhan Sadan, in New Delhi,(PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 08:03 PM IST

NDA allies Naidu and Kalyan to reach Delhi at 2.30 pm

Both Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan have been in touch with BJP leadership and are committed to support PM Modi for third term.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with NDA allies, Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan.
Published on Jun 05, 2024 10:25 AM IST

PM Modi's action-packed day: Review meetings on 100-day agenda, heatwave crisis

The highlight of the day will be a lengthy brainstorming session to discuss the agenda for the government's 100-day program.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial during his meditation, in Kanniyakumari on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 01:22 PM IST

PM Modi to hold review meet with top officials on first 100 days of his 3rd term

PM Modi had told top bureaucracy that their homework for interregnum vacation was to prepare for decisions to be taken in the first 100 days of Modi 3.0.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 09:00 AM IST

Ground Zero in Varanasi: Unmatched campaign efforts for PM Modi's record win

The BJP's extensive campaign efforts in Varanasi and the broader Poorvanchal region showcase their determination to secure a decisive victory.

Top BJP leaders, including EAM S. Jaishankar, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal, and party president J.P. Nadda, actively canvassed in Varanasi, ensuring no voter is left unattended.
Updated on May 31, 2024 07:06 AM IST

NDA set towards 400 seat mark, BJP to top-up in UP: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal told HT that while PM Narendra Modi will win Varanasi with a record margin, the BJP will bag more Lok Sabha seats in UP as compared to 2019.

Commerce, Industry, Consumer Affairs and Textile Minister meeting entrepreneurs in Varanasi.(HT Photo)
Published on May 29, 2024 08:26 AM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024: BJP bigwigs camp in Kashi before Phase-7

Modi is seeking a third consecutive term in Varanasi and is up against the INDIA bloc’s candidate Ajay Rai who lost to Modi from the same seat in 2014 and 2019.

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal campaigning in Varanasi. (Sourced)
Updated on May 29, 2024 07:08 AM IST

BJP rolls in top guns in Varanasi for PM Narendra Modi record victory

BJP president JP Nadda, EAM Jaishankar and Piyush Goyal in Kashi with home minister Amit Shah landing tonight.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar at the Benares Club in Varanasi on Sunday.
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:29 AM IST
By, Varanasi

View: How PM Modi ensured another Kargil is not repeated

Just like Vajpayee, PM Narendra Modi has been decisive when dealing with military shenanigans of either Pakistan or China

A file photo of a Bofors gun in action at Dras sector during the 1999 Kargil war.
Updated on May 25, 2024 10:01 AM IST

HT interview: Modi going to see you through this stormy period, says Jaishankar

India's External Affairs Minister Jaishankar highlights India's confident foreign policy stance under Modi's leadership.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar (Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 17, 2024 08:44 AM IST

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir violence is a red signal for Islamabad

Pak has been blaming India for human rights violations, this time the pinch was on the other shoe as its forces used excessive force to quell down protests.

Violence in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
Updated on May 14, 2024 06:22 PM IST

HT interview: We empower citizens, Opp wants to steal their wealth, says PM Modi

There is no scope for complacency in the BJP as it is here to fulfil the vision of Viksit Bharat by 2047, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

interview Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the state of the campaign, and the focus of his next government should it return to power.
Updated on May 12, 2024 11:40 AM IST

Pokhran anniversary: Why May 11, 1998 is Bharat’s pivotal moment

After the Shakti series of tests, PM Vajpayee was castigated by the then Opposition particularly the Left parties.

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Pokhran after Shakti series of nuclear tests.
Published on May 11, 2024 09:39 AM IST

View: Modi steals spotlight as NDA gathers momentum in Andhra Pradesh

The NDA roadshow in Vijayawada, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with alliance partners, indicates a significant shift in Andhra Pradesh poll scenario.

Vijayawada: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with JanaSena party President and actor Pawan Kalyan and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu during an election roadshow for the Lok Sabha elections, in Vijayawada.(PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2024 08:23 AM IST

NSA Ajit Doval raises Sikh radicalisation concerns with UK counterpart

The focal point of their talks was the Technology and Security Initiative, a mechanism aimed at enhancing collaboration in critical and emerging technologies.

UK NSA Tim Barrow with Indian counterpart Ajit Doval.
Updated on May 09, 2024 05:20 PM IST

PM Modi concerned over random terror attacks in Poonch-Rajouri sector

Electro-magnetic surveillance shows the presence of around 12 terrorists of mixed tanzeems in Rajouri-Poonch sector.

An Indian Air Force vehicle convoy was attacked by terrorists in the Poonch district of J&K on Saturday.(ANI)
Published on May 06, 2024 08:46 AM IST

S Jaishankar nails Justin Trudeau lies over Hardeep Singh Nijjar killing

EAM Jaishankar indicated that all this drama over Nijjar killing had nothing to do with India but was internal minority vote bank politics in poll-bound Canada.

File photo of Surrey Gurudwara after plumber turned terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was murdered in gang warfare.
Published on May 05, 2024 08:46 AM IST

Why is Trudeau government silent on Punjab gangsters living in Canada

The following list of seven Indian origin Punjab gangsters was shared with Canadian Intelligence and RCMP for the past years with the request for extradition.

The Trudeau government has turned a blind eye towards Khalistani radical activity in Canada.
Published on May 04, 2024 09:08 AM IST

Indian Army to assess implications of Chinese construction in Shaksgam valley

India has been raising the issue of Shaksgam Valley in the Special Representative Dialogue on Boundary Resolution.

The matter is of serious concern to India for if China extends the road to Upper Shaksgam Valley.
Published on May 03, 2024 10:58 AM IST

How Five Eyes Bloc is trying to defang India’s counter-terror & intel apparatus

Five Eyes intelligence has decided to take on Indian intelligence for getting too big for its boots and are leaking source intelligence to leftist media.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said India does not send dossiers to master of terrorism but gives them doses.
Published on May 02, 2024 06:19 PM IST

View: Rapprochement with Taliban is most underrated achievement of Modi govt

Taliban has made it clear that it has nothing to do with J&K and will not allow Afghan soil to be used by Pakistan terrorist groups like LeT or Jaish-e-Muhammad

Indian diplomat J P Singh has travelled at least four times to Kabul to meet Taliban leadership since August 15, 2021.
Published on Apr 29, 2024 03:12 PM IST

View: Belligerent PM Modi puts Congress in a fix over Muslim empowerment

The Opposition wants to consolidate the Muslim vote in its favour through the Marxist interpretation of wealth distribution

The BJP has a tall leader in PM Narendra Modi with clear-cut national and political objectives
Published on Apr 25, 2024 10:27 PM IST

Congress’ minority empowerment vs BJP’s development pitch shapes Lok Sabha polls

Opposition Congress leans on wealth redistribution and minority empowerment, while BJP highlights PM Modi's leadership and economic policies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Shivmangal Singh Tomar for the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls, in Morena on Thursday.(BJP)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 08:12 PM IST

India delivers the fourth BrahMos missile battery to Philippines

The fourth and last consignment of BrahMos missiles and launchers has reached Manila this afternoon.

BrahMos supersonic cruise Missiles being delivered to the Philippines by India.
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 04:20 PM IST

Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi to be next chief of naval staff

He will take charge on April 30 after present Naval chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, retires from service.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 07:41 AM IST

All eyes on Tamil Nadu: Can BJP breach Periyarist bastion in 2024 elections

The upcoming general elections in Tamil Nadu have drawn attention to the BJP's attempts to challenge the dominance of Periyarist parties in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Arichal Munai point, which is the place from where Ram Setu starts, in Dhanushkodi. (ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2024 07:21 PM IST

Middle East on precipice but world has no appetite for another war

India is concerned about stability in the region due to potential repercussions on diaspora remittances and energy prices.

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 07:51 PM IST
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