Articles By Prakash Nanda

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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Indian Foreign Policy under Modi

Indian Foreign Policy under Modi

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 07 May , 2014

Speech by Prakash Nanda at Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne, on May 6, 2013 First of all, I am grateful to the Australia -India Institute for inviting me and providing a great...

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Dalai Lama is India's boon, not bane

Dalai Lama is India's boon, not bane

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2014

New Delhi, India – Is the Dalai Lama’s presence in India a major impediment to the growth of normal relations between India and China? To put the question differently, would growing tensions...

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Revisiting India’s nuclear doctrine

Revisiting India’s nuclear doctrine

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

In its manifesto for 2014 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to review India’s nuclear doctrine. But does India really have a proper nuclear doctrine in strict...

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What is Modi’s military vision?

What is Modi’s military vision?

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 13 Mar , 2014

Recently I had written in these pages on the importance of Narendra Modi’s strategic vision. That was dominated by the theme of foreign policy. But what about Modi’s military vision? This...

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What is Modi’s strategic vision?

What is Modi’s strategic vision?

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 27 Feb , 2014

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is slowly uncovering his foreign policy vision. The other day while campaigning in Arunachal Pradesh he expressed his concerns over “Chinese...

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Good Governance and Foreign Policy

Good Governance and Foreign Policy

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 30 Jan , 2014

As had been the practice with his predecessors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has started the exercise of rewarding or taking interests of his close civilian officers before demitting office....

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Islamic Terror and American Dualism

Islamic Terror and American Dualism

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2014

The other day I went to the New Delhi-based Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, with which I am associated in some way, to hear Professor Stephen P Cohen, the leading American expert on the...

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Refusing to learn from Mumbai attacks

Refusing to learn from Mumbai attacks

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2013

It is five years since that dreadful night of November 26, 2008, which saw 10 terrorists making an amphibious landing onto the jetties of Mumbai, and proceeding to carry out sophisticated and...

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Rebuff the blackmail over Sri Lanka

Rebuff the blackmail over Sri Lanka

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Nov , 2013

By the time these lines are read by the readers, one hopes that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would have taken a clear and firm decision to attend the Commonwealth summit at Sri Lankan capital...

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Understanding Nawaz Sharif

Understanding Nawaz Sharif

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2013

In the face of the recent revelations by well-placed sources that the Manmohan Singh government has been underplaying a series of border intrusions by and effective loss of Indian territories to...

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The avoidable political storm

The avoidable political storm

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 26 Sep , 2013

Former Army Chief V K Singh is again in news. Of course, one may ask when he was not in news.  He had  a stormy innings as the Army Chief( March  2010 – May 2012), during which  not only he...

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Cutting the Syrian knot

Cutting the Syrian knot

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 12 Sep , 2013

A war on Syria with disastrous consequences for the rest of the world has presumably been avoided. The Obama Administration was all set for launching the war, ostensibly as a punishment for the...

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Engineering Terror

Engineering Terror

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2013

Abdul Karim Tunda Two dreaded Indian terrorists – Abdul Karim Tunda and Yasin Bhatkal – have been apprehended recently near Indo-Nepal border.  Both of them had developed significant Pakistani...

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Sharif: Pakistan’s next Prime Minister?

Sharif: Pakistan’s next Prime Minister?

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 09 May , 2013

The other day while watching noted television journalist Karan Thapar’ s “Devil’s Advocate” programme, I was impressed by Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif’s “sincere” assurance that if...

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Uncomfortable questions on land-swapping with Bangladesh

Uncomfortable questions on land-swapping with Bangladesh

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2013

Pakistan has done it again. In its continuing hybrid war against India(about which I have already written in this column), two terrorists belonging to Hizbul Mujahedeen, which is based in...

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Pakistan’s Korean link

Pakistan’s Korean link

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Mar , 2013

North Korea, arguably the world’s most dangerous totalitarian country, has recommended a range of 28 hairstyles for its citizens, claiming that they are “the most comfortable” styles and capable...

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Revisiting the Defence Acquisitions

Revisiting the Defence Acquisitions

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 15 Feb , 2013

Predictably, the present scam involving the VVIP chopper deal that has surfaced following the arrest of key officials of the firm that produces Augusta Westland -101 choppers in Italy has been...

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Pakistan’s Hybrid War

Pakistan’s Hybrid War

By: Prakash Nanda | Date: 10 Jan , 2013

A peculiarly important news item that I came across while writing this column (January 10) is about the Manmohan Singh government’s decision to implement the visa-on-arrival facility at the...

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