IDR Blog

Battle Honours of Rajputana Rifles
IDR News Network | 31 Dec , 2012 3 comments

Soldier of Rajputana Rifles ◄ Back Next ► SlideShow | Thumbnails The Rajputana Rifles is the senior most Rifle Regiment of the Indian Army. Its first battalion was raised as far back as in January 1775, as it stands today was formed in 1921-22 during...

More

Still comrades after all these years
Kanwal Sibal | 28 Dec , 2012 0 comments
Still comrades after all these years

The India-Russia summit saw positive formulations on many issues, while providing an opportunity to address difficult questions like Kudankulam. Russia was the first country with which India established a strategic partnership in 2000 when Vladimir Putin became President and reversed the drift in ties under Boris Yeltsin when Moscow veered...

More

Method in the madness
Kanwal Sibal | 27 Dec , 2012 0 comments
Method in the madness

If it was wrong to invite Pakistan’s interior minister Rahman Malik to India because he prevaricates on investigations into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and lets Hafiz Saeed make hate speeches against India unchecked, is it right to believe that the Pakistani president and PM are welcome because they want to genuinely bring to justice...

More

When justified outrage degenerates into anarchy
B Raman | 24 Dec , 2012 1 comment
When justified outrage degenerates into anarchy

In all democracies, the public has a right to demonstrate in public in a peaceful manner, but it does not have the right to demonstrate where it will, when it will and how it will. The police can impose reasonable restrictions on the right to demonstrate for maintaining law and order. The Police imposed Section 144 only after trouble had...

More

Rehman Malik’s visit: Going by the script
Kanwal Sibal | 18 Dec , 2012 1 comment
Rehman Malik’s visit: Going by the script

All those who have criticized the Indian government’s decision to invite Pakistan’s interior minister Rahman Malik to the country to operationalize the revised liberalised visa regime have missed several pertinent points. If Indian ministers of external affairs, home and commerce can visit Pakistan as part of the mutual efforts to address...

More