Vivek : Issues & Options

Balochistan- The New Regional Tinderbox?

On 25 October 2013, the Iranian State News Agency reported that fourteen Iranian border guards were killed and five wounded in clashes with “armed bandits” near Saravan on Iran’s southeastern border with Pakistan.

The Kashmir Dispute—the Faultlines

In the dynamics of history and the variables which govern the course of political sociology, historians do not make history. They only record its course and describe the forces and narrate the

ASI’s Gold Hunt: An Affront to Modern India

India is a deeply religious country where the Sanatan Dharma based religions, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism coexist happily and peacefully with the Semitic

Vote Bank Politics: A Serious Threat to India’s Unity

Indian polity has been witnessing inter-religious hostility since before the country’s independence. This hostility has sometimes caused immense damage, including bloodshed, arson, rape and other brutalities to the Indian society.

The Right to Reject: A Major Step Towards Cleansing Public Life

Voters in the five states going to polls this November-December viz Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Mizoram, will, for the first time have the right to press

The Telengana Issue & Pros and Cons of Smaller States

The Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, is expected to submit its report to the Union Cabinet before the winter session of Parliament.

Urgent Defence Reforms including CDS Need of the Hour

Higher defence management has continued to remain the focus of the politico-military establishment for last several years without much progress having been made in the key areas of defence

Prime Minister’s Visit to Russia and China: New Equations in a Fast Changing Global Order

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s back to back visits to Russia and China from October 20 to 24 reflect the evolution of India’s external relations in a world with shifting

Afghanistan Is Far from Being Lost: A Situation Report From The Ground

First Impressions: Uncertainty, yes; but also Optimism about future

The creeping sense of despondency, even defeatism, over the future of Afghanistan post 2014 that seems to have set in among a section of the strategic community

When Reservation Becomes Reverse Discrimination

Because India is wedded to the principle of social, economic and political justice and equality of status and of opportunity, it is the fundamental duty of government to ensure this for every citizen of India.