Articles By Prakash Nanda

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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Enemies of India’s nuclear power

Enemies of India’s nuclear power

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2015

Supposedly among America’s “oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations”, The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) has over the last one week, carried four...

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Thinking Beyond Pakistan

Thinking Beyond Pakistan

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 17 Jul , 2015

Many friends and colleagues have wondered why I have not commented on the recent parleys between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at Ufa in Russia last...

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Another partition?

Another partition?

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 30 May , 2015

The other day  I was stunned to hear from a close confidant of former Bihar Chief Minister and union railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav that unless somebody like Narendra Modi became  the Prime...

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Why Russia still matters

Why Russia still matters

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting India in the second week of December for what will be the 15th annual summit between the two countries. He is scheduled to address, during his stay at...

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The 1962 lessons

The 1962 lessons

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 20 Oct , 2014

China invaded India in 1962. Though there is a view that the exact date of invasion was October 10, the most acceptable one is October 20, 1962. The war ended on November 19, 1962, following the...

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Sardar Patel’s Foreign Policy

Sardar Patel’s Foreign Policy

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Oct , 2014

Now that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured that the country “acknowledges” the contributions of India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel towards...

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Beyond India-China Bonhomie

Beyond India-China Bonhomie

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 26 Sep , 2014

How does one rate Chinese President Xi Jinping’s just concluded three-day visit to India? If one goes by the body language of the Chinese President and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Understanding the Article 370

Understanding the Article 370

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 26 May , 2014

The recent suggestion of the Gujarat chief minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a rally in Jammu that the nation should debate the usefulness of the Article 370 of...

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Is India Scared of China?

Is India Scared of China?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May , 2014

Ms Annette Lu, the Vice President of the Republic of China, better known as Taiwan, is still finding it hard to believe that the Vajpayee government did not allow her to visit the earthquake...

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