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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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India’s firm stand at WTO Ministerial saved its schemes for food security, MSP

Had the Modi government not intervened immediately after assuming power in May 2014, India would find it difficult, if not impossible to run its MSP programme.

PM Narendra Modi with union minister Piyush Goyal
Published on Mar 03, 2024 04:52 PM IST

View: India’s firm stand at WTO Ministerial saved its food security, MSP schemes

Credit goes to Narendra Modi government and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal for withstanding such international pressures

India prevailed upon the lobby at the Abu Dhabi Ministerial Conference (MC13) of WTO.
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 04:51 PM IST

View: PM Modi goes on hyper-drive, Opposition in disarray

PM Modi has attended more than 80 events in the last two months and will be visiting more states in the days to come.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah.
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 02:55 PM IST

PM Modi to attend Pokhran wargame showcasing indigenous capabilities

It is understood that for ‘Bharat Shakti’, the war game will test the efficacy of Indian-made platforms and network-centric systems.

PM Modi on Arjun tank in Pokhran (file photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 08:15 AM IST

View: Unsettled LAC is Xi's pressure point on India to stay away from West

The Chinese want to settle the border on their own terms. It means imposing the 1959 line and giving up Arunachal Pradesh

It is quite evident that the Chinese will use the non-resolution of Line of Actual Control (LAC) to pressurise India not to go to the West
Published on Mar 01, 2024 09:33 PM IST

24X7 PM Modi on way to Sindhri to revive fertiliser plant, thereon to Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued with his punishing schedule after completing the BJP's CEC meeting at 3.30 am today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by BJP National President JP Nadda upon his arrival for the BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to finalise the first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 11:46 AM IST

India under Modi to expand maritime footprint with Mauritian support

Agalega airstrip and jetty to enhance maritime domain awareness for India and Mauritius

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.
Published on Feb 29, 2024 12:45 PM IST

View: Radical politics the driver in Punjab & Canada, the target is PM Modi

In Canada, Trudeau continues anti-India stance, but the authorities are contradicting his claims. In India, farmer unions are protesting at Delhi's borders.

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher, in green turban wearing a gas mask, walks with protesting farmers towards the police barricade near Shambhu border.(AP)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 12:08 AM IST

Maldives sitting on a debt pile, not bankrupt as of now

As Maldives reels under an economic crisis, Mohammed Muizzu has sought financial help from Turkey and China, but no one is seen forthcoming.

Maldives President is playing the China card with India hoping that Emperor Xi will give Male aid to tide over economic crisis
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 06:40 PM IST

Pakistan scuttles arms control at Geneva citing FMCT signing pressure

Pakistan blocked global consensus built by India on future disarmament talks at Geneva in 2024.

Big story Pakistan is opposed to signing the FMCT as it claims that this would affect its military posture with India.
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:44 AM IST

Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat is key to India’s comprehensive national power

Prime Minister Modi firmly believes that manufacturing capability is crucial as India seeks to take its rightful place as a global leader in a new world order.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betting big on the Atmanirbhar Bharat program to ensure a developed India in the years to come.
Published on Feb 16, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Cong promises legal MSP to farmers, had opposed in 2010 during UPA rule

In 2010, BJP MP Prakash Javadekar in the Rajya Sabha had asked the UPA government if it had accepted the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission

Police use tear gas to disperse protesting farmers gathered at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during the second day of their 'Delhi Chalo' march, near Ambala, Wednesday,(PTI)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 01:11 PM IST

India to build naval bases in Agatti and Minicoy Islands

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on board INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant task forces to inaugurate a naval base in Minicoy on March 4-5

The carrier task forces of INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant while enroute to Minicoy Islands will be a sight to behold
Published on Feb 14, 2024 09:56 AM IST

Narendra Modi’s points man NSA Doval delivers, 8 ex-Navy officers freed by Qatar

Major diplomatic victory scored by PM Modi who used his personal relationship with Qatar Emir to ensure release of Indian Navy personnel from Doha prison.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Hindu Temple In Abu Dhabi: How PM Modi, MBZ turned around India-UAE ties

It was the duty of EAM S Jaishankar that the temple is completed in time and that the total focus was there.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as he arrives to take part in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, in Ahmedabad.(ANI file photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 07:41 PM IST

View: Modi’s ‘White Paper' shows a mirror to UPA’s misgovernance and corruption

The white paper adds weight to the BJP’s argument during the UPA regime that there should be only one centre of power like the Modi government.

PM Narendra Modi with former PM Manmohan Singh
Published on Feb 09, 2024 09:20 AM IST

West Asia, weapon deals on agenda at India-US NSA meet

The two NSAs will aim to strengthen India-US ties and discuss technology sharing.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with his US counterpart Jake Sullivan (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 04:51 AM IST

Nawaz Sharif is in pole position, but governance is a steep task in Pakistan

While India’s objectives vis-à-vis Pak remain unchanged, resumption of trade and traditional ties are expected if Nawaz Sharif comes to power.

Suicide bombing is a routine occurrence in Pakistan.
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 10:02 AM IST

Chinese spy ship to reach Male, Indian Navy keeps a watch

Maldivian President is continuing with his anti-India campaign for a win at Majlis election in April.

Chinese spy ship Xiang Yang Hong 03.
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

View: Like Ministers in the Modi cabinet, the babus are also accountable

The Modi government’s move towards merit in Indian bureaucracy is yielding results.

The Modi government has shown that it is not afraid to either supersede officers or repatriate the non-performing to parent cadres.
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 12:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi warns ministers against complacency

Haunted by 2004 defeat, PM Modi is pushing Cabinet Ministers to reach out to public and spread the message of work done among people all over the country.

PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 11:52 AM IST

India, UAE to take economic ties to next level with bilateral investment treaty

Building on their close personal friendship, PM Modi is going to sign big ticket deals with President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his trip to UAE

Big story Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Published on Feb 03, 2024 12:22 PM IST

How Predator drones will neutralise the Chinese threat

The MQ9B drone will not only enhance capability of Indian Navy, but also add more teeth to the Indian Army on borders and better battlefield dominance to IAF

MQ 9B drone armed with Hell-Fire missiles and Laser Guided Bombs
Published on Feb 02, 2024 08:03 PM IST

Why Indian Predator drone will be a game-changer against adversaries

While China and Pakistan have armed drones in inventories, US MQ 9B drone with its proven missiles and bombs is the next level of strike capability.

MQ 9B drone armed with Hell-Fire missiles and Laser Guided Bombs
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 10:21 AM IST

US State Dept clears sale of 31 MQ-9B drones to India

The US State Department has formally notified Congress of a possible sale of 31 MQ-9B drones to India, with an estimated cost of $3.99bn.

While the Indian Navy will get 15 out of the 31 drones, the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force will get eight each of high altitude long endurance drones from the US. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 07:47 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/washington

Exclusive: US Congress green signals Predator drone sale to India

The US State Department is expected to notify the sale of 31 Predator armed drones to India in the next 24 hours.

MQ-9B Predator manufactured by General Atomics
Published on Feb 01, 2024 10:16 AM IST

View: Why ‘Make in India’ in defence cannot succeed without private sector

No private company will invest in manufacturing defence platforms unless Indian armed forces buy from them.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh with the leaders of the armed forces.
Published on Jan 31, 2024 02:08 PM IST

Indian Navy to showcase twin carrier operations with Rajnath Singh on board

Rajnath Singh to witness full power of Navy with INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant showcasing prowess at sea with fighter operations using MiG-29 K aircraft.

INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya.
Published on Jan 28, 2024 10:12 AM IST

India, France sign pact to jointly develop, launch military satellites

During the visit of President Emmanuel Macron, France has conveyed that there are "no limits" to tech-sharing with India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Published on Jan 28, 2024 07:32 AM IST

How France's Macron powers PM Modi’s 'Viksit Bharat' ambition

To say that India is going to be a developed country by 2047 is not a dream. It can be definitely achieved under the current circumstances and leadership.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and France's President Emmanuel Macron talk during their visit to the Hawa Mahal.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 08:33 PM IST
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