Opinion  /  Published 10.04.19

Reminder: It is the people who are supreme

I propose to go back in this piece to the Indian air force’s strikes against the terrorist camps at Balakot in Pakistan some weeks ago. My concern here is not with the event itself but with an intel...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 10.04.19

Landmark in India-Myanmar diplomacy

Amid much rejoicing over the Indian air strikes at Balakot in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir — seen as evidence of escalation in India’s counterterrorism response — the Indian army has achieved a maj...
By Subir Bhaumik in

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

Missing an F-16. Not Missing an F-16

The facts of the India-Pakistan dogfight in February, post Pulwama and Balakot, still refuse to add up. The naysaying, it refuses to stop. On Saturday, a report published in the US magazine, Foreign P...
By Upala Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.19

UN platform for peace initiative of two young women from Calcutta and Karachi

The Balakot skirmish had pushed India and Pakistan almost to the brink of a war, but for two young women from across borders the volatile situation was a reason to turn peace crusaders.To counter the ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 16.07.19

Pakistan lifts post-Balakot airspace restrictions

Pakistan reopened its airspace to international flights on Tuesday, ending close to five months of acute discomfort for passengers and crippling costs for airlines that were forced to take lengthy det...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

Modi’s shallow understanding of crucial issues

Clarity, the adage goes, is the key to success. A clouded vision, in other words, begets failure. Narendra Modi has now demonstrated the power of the maxim with his understanding of clouds and radars....
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 14.05.19

Why the joke is on Modi's ‘educated supporters’

To err is human and to forgive divine. Now, the art of revelling in inexactness has been fine-tuned into an election strategy.Amid the avalanche of tweets and memes lampooning Prime Minister Narendra ...
By K.M. Rakesh and G.S. Mudur in New Delhi/Bangalore

India  /  Published 13.05.19

Radar specialists junk Modi's ‘cloud theory’

Radar technology specialists have said that surveillance radar signals can easily pass through clouds, contesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suggestion that clouds could have helped shield India...
By G.S. Mudur and Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta/NewDelhi

India  /  Published 11.05.19

'I thought there are clouds, we can escape radar'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has disclosed he assumed that cloud cover and rain would prevent Pakistani radars from detecting Indian fighter planes and gave the decisive go-ahead for the Balakot air s...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.08.19

Confirmed: IAF shot down own chopper

The IAF court of inquiry into the crash of an Mi-17 helicopter during the post-Balakot dogfight between Indian and Pakistani fighter jets has found that India’s air force had shot down its own chopp...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi


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