Hard Power

Harsh V Pant

A decade of far-reaching defence reforms under Modi has transformed the Indian military’s reputation and capabilities

Securing the Border

Changes proposed to the Forest Act are a much-needed overhaul of an outdated law, balancing conservation and livelihoods while boosting defence infrastructure

The Flag of Self-Respect

Changing the naval ensign is intrinsic to Narendra Modi’s larger project of removing the last traces of the colonial past

The Rediscovery of India

Modi has shown the country how to dream big and believe in itself and that there is no contradiction between owning an ancient civilisational heritage and becoming a 21st century technological power

The Iron Will

How Narendra Modi strengthened India’s defence

General Bipin Rawat (1958-2021): An Officer and a Gentleman

He will surely be missed as the country braces to strengthen its military prowess

The ABCD of Failure

From disease to defence, why this budget does not work

Riding Out the Storm

How Modi met the Chinese challenge without ceding political and strategic ground

What’s the Deal?

It is in India’s interest to heed America’s desire for a larger trade pact

Rafale: An End and a Beginning

With the court ending the controversy, the Air Force can now make the most of a fighter tailor-made for its needs


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