Articles By Prakash Nanda

Time to say Good Bye to Prithvi Missiles?

Time to say Good Bye to Prithvi Missiles?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 21 Sep , 2012

Recently I attended a round-table symposium on how “Missile transparency” could be an important confidence building measure (CBM) between India and Pakistan. It was organised by the New...

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China humiliates India by offering cash tips

China humiliates India by offering cash tips

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 06 Sep , 2012

How does one view the tips (“gift”) of Rs. 50000 that General Liang Guanglie, the outgoing defence minister of China, who has just concluded his five-day India visit, gave  each of the two...

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Arab Spring: Is India being blackmailed?

Arab Spring: Is India being blackmailed?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2012

As an old student of Indian foreign policy, I have always viewed “nonalignment” as a tool of pursuing India’s national interests. Nonalignment can never be a goal, which, unfortunately, many...

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Turmoil in Bodoland

Turmoil in Bodoland

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2012

Assam is burning as I write this. Ethnic clashes between the Bodo tribes (Hindus) and “Bengali Muslims” (most of them being immigrants) have already consumed 40 lives and resulted in...

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Sri Lanka: Disturbing Questions

Sri Lanka: Disturbing Questions

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2012

Some years ago, I was in Sri Lankan capital Colombo. On learning that my home state happens to be Odisha despite my Delhi-upbringing, all of a sudden, the general manager of the hotel where I was...

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An Inept Job in Kashmir

An Inept Job in Kashmir

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 19 Jun , 2012

The much-awaited report of the Kashmir-interlocutors, appointed by the Union Home Ministry, is now out in the public domain. 176-page long, it has evoked mixed reactions. The interlocutors have...

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Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2012

In its latest “Annual Report”, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has admitted that checking illegal migration from Bangladesh is a major challenge “considering the porous nature of the...

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India's Tibet?

India's Tibet?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2012

The act of self-immolation by the Tibetan protestor Jamphel Yeshi on March 26 in New Delhi against the visit of the Chinese President Hu Jintao has hit the international headlines. In contrast,...

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Indo-Pak: Limitations of Peace Talks

Indo-Pak: Limitations of Peace Talks

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2011

One always has a lot of emotional attachment with his or her place of birth. Therefore it is understandable why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has a very soft corner for Pakistan. He once had...

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Three cheers for AFSPA

Three cheers for AFSPA

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2011

By no stretch of imagination, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah can be considered a competent administrator. His record in office has been pathetic, to say the least. Yet, he does...

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The Hina factor

The Hina factor

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2011

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna says that he is “satisfied” at the progress achieved during the India-Pakistan dialogue on July 27 at New Delhi. According to him, his talks with the...

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Laden and Ladenism

Laden and Ladenism

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2011

Osama Bin Laden has been killed by the Americans, though many Pakistanis and Arabs do not believe so in the absence of such “hard evidence” as displaying his dead body or the burying ritual....

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Misreading Pakistan

Misreading Pakistan

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2011

The recently revealed WikiLeaks documents mentioned, among others, how the then national security advisor M K Narayanan had indicated once to his American interlocutors, and that too, in the...

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Hostages on Sea

Hostages on Sea

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2011

As I write this, family members and supporters of the six Indian sailors onboard MV Suez, an Egyptian ship, captured by Somali pirates in August 2010, remains uncertain. With the deadline to pay...

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Dark Clouds over Pakistan

Dark Clouds over Pakistan

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2011

It all began in June 2009. Asia Bibi, a farm hand from the village of Ittan Wali in Sheikhupura District of the Punjab province in Pakistan, was asked to fetch water. Bibi, whose is the only...

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The Fragile Af-Pak Policy

The Fragile Af-Pak Policy

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 07 Feb , 2011

With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Obama administration’s so-called Af–Pak policy is simply not working. The fraudulent Presidential elections in Afghanistan,...

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The Arab lessons

The Arab lessons

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2011

While it will be little premature to suggest that a democratic revolution is sweeping across the Arab world at the moment, the Arabs are no doubt undergoing a great period of turmoil. It started...

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Pakistan's Blackmail

Pakistan's Blackmail

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2011

US Vice president Joe Biden has just completed his so-called one-day secret trip to Pakistan, which, incidentally, was known well in advance to the media all over the world. Biden was in...

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The Dubious Deal with ULFA

The Dubious Deal with ULFA

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

The Assam government, fully backed by New Delhi, has cleared the passage for release of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders from jail. On the New Year’s Day, the so-called...

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China wins in New Delhi

China wins in New Delhi

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2010

What are the concrete results flowing from the just concluded high profile visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao to India? The answer depends on whether one is seeking it from the Indian point of...

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