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
NE security prompts Army chief’s visit to Myanmar
With the security of north-east states in view and intensification of bilateral defence cooperation on the anvil, India is sending army chief General VK Singh to Myanmar on a five-day official visit next month.
Updated on Dec 23, 2011 12:07 AM IST
India, China to meet in January
Dialogue was put off in November over Dalai Lama addressing a Buddhist conference in the capital. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Dec 20, 2011 01:37 AM IST
Waiting to explode
After the September 7, 2011, bomb blast outside Delhi high court, two incidents merit serious consideration. Shishir Gupta writes.
Updated on Dec 18, 2011 11:03 PM IST
Indo-Pak nuclear talks at December-end
After a hiatus of four years, India and Pakistan are expected to hold expert level meetings on nuclear and conventional confidence building measures separately in Islamabad at the end of this month.
Updated on Dec 16, 2011 09:43 AM IST
PM to raise Su-30 MKI engine failure with Russia
Air Headquarters has urgently requested Manmohan Singh to raise the issue of engine serviceability with his Russian counterpart after few incidents of engine failures have occurred in the long range twin-engine fighter. Shishir Gupta reports. India to provide new nuclear reactor site for Russia
Updated on Dec 16, 2011 03:25 PM IST
JeM is back, India on its radar again: Intel report
Even as a nationwide hunt is on to nab Indian Mujahideen kingpin Ahmed Zarar Siddibappa or Yasin Bhatkal, the busting of a terror module in north Bihar has confirmed the revival of the Maulana Masood Azhar-led Jaish-e-Mohammed's anti-India activities. Shishir Gupta reports. Back in business
Updated on Dec 14, 2011 10:17 AM IST
Honour, not tenure, Army chief pleads
Making a case that his date of birth was related to honour and not tenure, army chief General VK Singh has requested defence minister AK Antony that a statutory complaint in this regard be expedited and his case be re-examined on legal merit.
Updated on Dec 11, 2011 02:07 AM IST
Fingers crossed, Nilekani seeks cabinet go-ahead
The Nandan Nilekani-headed Unique Identification Authority of India has approached the Union cabinet for either a go-ahead to amend the law so that the Registrar General of India accepts the bio-metric data collected by the Authority or the National Population Register exercise under RGI be completed without capturing bio-metric data to avoid duplication. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Dec 09, 2011 12:56 AM IST
Tweaked norms delay Rly project
Changes made to favour select firms including foreign ones. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Dec 06, 2011 01:15 AM IST
One more IM suspect in police net
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) sleuths and Bihar Police on Monday arrested one more suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist of the module led by Yasin Bhatkal alias Ahmed Siddi Bappa alias Imran from Purnia in Bihar. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Dec 06, 2011 12:50 AM IST
US, India and Japan to meet, discuss China
In the backdrop of China's increasing assertiveness, Washington will for the first time host a trilateral official-level dialogue with Japanese, Indian and US diplomats on December 19 to build convergence over regional maritime security and non-proliferation in East Asia and Pacific region.
Updated on Dec 05, 2011 09:06 AM IST
Top Ulfa leader, Indian journo held in Myanmar
A top Ulfa functionary and an Indian journalist were arrested by the Myanmar Army yesterday. Home Secretary RK Singh has confirmed about the arrest of the two people to the media. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Dec 04, 2011 02:25 PM IST
Navy to get first N-sub by March
With India's defence forces possessing nuclear strike capabilities from land and air, the triad will be completed by the end of this financial year when the navy acquires a nuclear submarine from Russia.
Updated on Dec 04, 2011 12:47 AM IST
Army to seek PM's support on AFSPA
With pressure mounting on the Centre for a partial removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from at least downtown Srinagar, the army brass is set to approach Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for support on the sensitive issue. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Dec 03, 2011 12:24 AM IST
Rashtriya Rifles to move from J&K into Red zone
The home ministry has moved the Union Cabinet for deploying Rashtriya Rifles units and inducting additional helicopters for logistics in Naxal-affected areas of the country particularly Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
Updated on Dec 02, 2011 01:05 AM IST
IB eye on Bihar terror pockets
North Bihar districts and Karnataka have come into focus with Delhi police and Intelligence Bureau sleuths in pursuit of another eight Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists who were part of the module headed by Jaish-e-Mohammed-trained Pakistan national Mohammed Adil alias Ajmal. The module is believed to be involved in Pune's German Bakery bombing, Bangalore's Chinnaswamy stadium blasts and the shootout at Jama Masjid in Delhi last year.
Updated on Nov 30, 2011 11:50 PM IST
Beijing says yes to defence meet
Despite the indefinite postponement of an India-China special representative meet over the Dalai Lama controversy, Beijing agreed to hold a high-level defence dialogue with New Delhi on December 8-9.
Updated on Nov 28, 2011 01:31 AM IST
A decoy mission
Instead of a study on subcontinental terrorism, we get a rough guide to the history of the region. Shishir Gupta writes.
Updated on Nov 26, 2011 01:03 PM IST
Antony keeps General Singh on tenterhooks
Taking cover that defence minister was not legally bound by a stipulated 90 day period for addressing statutory complaint of service officers, AK Antony is all set to keep Army Chief General VK Singh on tenterhooks over the age issue.
Updated on Nov 25, 2011 01:32 AM IST
India-China defence ties on fast track
After a hiatus of nearly two years, bilateral India-China defence relations are heading towards normal with the defence secretaries of the two countries scheduled to interact under the aegis of the annual dialogue on December 8-9.
Updated on Nov 22, 2011 01:47 AM IST
AFSPA debate reaches Delhi, Omar to meet PM today
The battle between the Indian Army and Omar Abdullah government over the limited withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) moved to Delhi on Sunday. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Nov 14, 2011 09:32 AM IST
Bhopal shadow on India-US business ties
The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy continues to haunt India’s bilateral business ties with Washington. Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemicals, parent company of Union Carbide Corporation, is expected to be dropped from the reconstituted Indo-US CEOs Forum this month. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Nov 10, 2011 11:29 PM IST
Slow response to Chinese buildup near Ladakh
Faced with the Chinese army’s infrastructure and galloping capability-building on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) across Ladakh, security considerations have compelled New Delhi not to activate its advanced landing grounds (ALGs) at Fukche and Chushul in the eastern part of the region.
Updated on Nov 08, 2011 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShishir Gupta, Chushul (ladakh)
China creeping up in Ladakh
The dragon is breathing down the neck where India is most vulnerable — part of the ancient silk route that connects the Ladakh region in the northern most part of Jammu and Kashmir to the bordering Xinjiang region in China. Shishir Gupta reports.
Updated on Nov 08, 2011 02:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShishir Gupta, Leh
Pranab to run govt while PM is away
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will oversee day-to-day functioning of the UPA government from Wednesday while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be in Cannes in France, on a four-day trip to attend the G-20 summit meeting.
Updated on Nov 01, 2011 11:09 PM IST
India cold to Australia’s trilateral dialogue offer
With Canberra persisting on its no uranium export policy to India, New Delhi has side-stepped an Australian proposal for a trilateral strategic dialogue, with the US as the third party. The significant dialogue was proposed through the high-level diplomatic channels this month.
Updated on Oct 31, 2011 12:52 AM IST
Antony backs Army on AFSPA
Defence minister AK Antony has told Army chief General VK Singh that he is on the same page as the Indian Army on its opposition to the withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from selected areas of J&K. Who stands where
Updated on Oct 28, 2011 01:49 AM IST
Build on peace, forget AFSPA: Army to CM
Indian Army has asked the Omar Abdullah government to build on the peace dividends this year rather than focus on garnering political points by seeking withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from some regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
Updated on Oct 26, 2011 12:29 AM IST
Pak took security data from the Army chopper
Indian security has been breached in the sensitive Siachen Glacier-Aksai Chin-Ladakh-Kargil sector as Pakistan Army downloaded the GPS coordinates of all helipads from the army helicopter that strayed across the Line of Control (LoC) into Skardu region on Sunday. Shishir Gupta reports. What they got
Updated on Oct 25, 2011 12:05 PM IST
Pranab goes to Tehran over outstanding bills
On his way back from Paris after attending the G-20 meeting, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee stopped at Tabriz airport, north of Tehran, to assure the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad government that India would use Turkish, Russian and UAE banks to clear off the outstanding $2.6 billion dues for crude oil imported from Iran.
Updated on Oct 23, 2011 01:31 AM IST