Articles By Prakash Nanda

Ominous Signals for Kashmir

Ominous Signals for Kashmir

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 09 Jul , 2021

What is Delhi cooking for Jammu and Kashmir? This question is being raised at many a place these days, following the all-party meeting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted recently. This...

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Eight Lessons of Galwan

Eight Lessons of Galwan

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 05 Jul , 2021

One year after the Galwan incident, it is worth analysing the lessons of this clearly avoidable tragedy in which 20 brave Indian soldiers were martyred but not before killing more than 40 Chinese...

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Cracks in Indo-US Bonhomie

Cracks in Indo-US Bonhomie

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 24 Apr , 2021

It is nothing but hugely embarrassing that India and the USA have  exchanged words, though only  hours back their Navies were exercising side by side in what was the  first edition of the La...

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Modi’s Foreign Policy Moments

Modi’s Foreign Policy Moments

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 15 Apr , 2021

In June 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi happened to be the first foreign head of the government whom the then US President Donald Trump hosted in the White House. On March 12, 2021, Modi...

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Protecting India’s Air Power

Protecting India’s Air Power

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 04 Feb , 2021

With Bengaluru staging one of Asia’s largest air shows this month, in which international defence and aerospace companies are going to raise the sales pitch, pursuing multi-billion rupees...

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Challenges Before Theatre Commands

Challenges Before Theatre Commands

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 23 Jan , 2021

Will the year 2021 see the realisation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat’s proposed road¬map for the restructuring of the Indian Armed Forces into five distinct...

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An improbable India-China War

An improbable India-China War

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 25 Nov , 2020

Armed forces of India and China have been facing one another eyeball- to- eyeball in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh since May. Both are increasing their troops-strength with sophisticated weapons,...

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Skilling Gaps in Defence Production

Skilling Gaps in Defence Production

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 28 Sep , 2020

In accordance with its “Atmanirbhar Bharat” policy,the Government on August 10 announced a ban on import of 101 weapons, platforms and equipment. Later, none other than Prime Minister...

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Time for an American base in an Indian island

Time for an American base in an Indian island

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 14 Sep , 2020

If anything, the just concluded visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Russian capital Moscow for attending the meet of the defence ministers of the member countries of the Shanghai...

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Justice for the Forces

Justice for the Forces

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 20 Jul , 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman does not seem to have done justice to the country’s defence forces and their preparedness, which, ironically, she was looking after as the Defence Minister...

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How to deal with Imran

How to deal with Imran

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2018

In cricket legend Imran Khan Pakistan has a new Prime Minister. He apparently is peeved with our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has accused Modi of being “arrogant” and “negative”. And...

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The Rafale Saga

The Rafale Saga

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 03 Sep , 2018

The Modi government’s decision to purchase  Rafale fighter jets from France  continues to be shrouded in controversy. There are now allegations that the deal is marked by overpricing and crony...

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India and the United States: A Delicate Balance

India and the United States: A Delicate Balance

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 17 Jul , 2018

These are the bad days for the Indo-US relations. Some of the recent decisions by the Donald Trump Administration have complicated matters for India. The bad health of the relationship is not...

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Should India work with the United States to stabilise Afghanistan?

Should India work with the United States to stabilise Afghanistan?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2017

It is a rare coincidence that on October 24 soon after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani concluded his “one-day working visit” to Indian capital, the United States Secretary of State Rex...

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The Issue of Rohingyas

The Issue of Rohingyas

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2017

The opposition parties and the habitual critics of the present dispensation have now made the presence of about 40000 Rohingyas in India a political issue. With the usual and unthinking support...

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India’s Doklam gains

India’s Doklam gains

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2017

Now that 73-day long standoff between the troops of India and China at the Doklam tri-junction (India, China and Bhutan) has come to an end, a dispassionate analysis of the episode is...

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Doklam Standoff: A case of Chinese duplicity

Doklam Standoff: A case of Chinese duplicity

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 19 Jul , 2017

Consistency has never been a virtue for the Communist rulers of China in settling their border disputes with the neigbours. They have used different principles for different countries. And this...

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Operation Bluestar: The British connection

Operation Bluestar: The British connection

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 05 Jun , 2017

There seems to be an avoidable controversy over the British connection in the unfortunate Operation Bluestar in June 1984 that saw the Indian Army entering the sacred Golden Temple to flush out...

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Towards a Sustainable Defence Industry

Towards a Sustainable Defence Industry

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 06 Jan , 2017

Last fortnight, this magazine, and digital newspaper Bharat Niti, organised, in association with Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) a national conference on Defence...

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A SAARC sans Pakistan

A SAARC sans Pakistan

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 05 Nov , 2016

In the following pages, a regular contributor to this magazine, who happens to be veteran journalist of the country, has described why the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)...

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