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COVID-19 second wave has not damaged India’s international standing

POLITICS

COVID-19 second wave has not damaged India’s international standing

India did handle the first wave of the pandemic admirably; our health system did not collapse, deaths were (and still remain) very low compared to the population, even allowing for underreporting

India needs to take cyber security more seriously

BUSINESS

India needs to take cyber security more seriously

This isn’t the first time China has made a mockery of India’s purported ‘cyber prowess’. Unless we are quick to take corrective action, we expose ourselves to the threat of similar attacks 

Protests and border tension: Coincidences or is there a Chinese hand?

BUSINESS

Protests and border tension: Coincidences or is there a Chinese hand?

Border tensions by themselves cause mild investor alarm. But border tensions combined with domestic instability and failing law and order make India a highly-risky investment destination

Three options that will boost India’s defence prospects in 2021

BUSINESS

Three options that will boost India’s defence prospects in 2021

India needs to maximise its military’s operational capacity and increase the possibility of indigenisation without confusing the two and ending up nowhere

Defence in 2020 | It’s been a low key, but profoundly interesting year

BUSINESS

Defence in 2020 | It’s been a low key, but profoundly interesting year

The defence sector has seen considerable movement, from Boeing Australia’s ‘loyal wingman’ to Turkey’s order for its second batch of Russian S-400s, and from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war to Japan’s aircraft carrier

What message does India’s app ban send to the market?

BUSINESS

What message does India’s app ban send to the market?

The ban on Chinese apps was the right thing to do, but the method, planning, policy and execution were clumsy, and only served to signal severe market unpredictability to the outside world. This has to change

Opinion | Estimating Chinese casualties in Galwan

WORLD

Opinion | Estimating Chinese casualties in Galwan

Going by the displacement of ambulances and helicopters on the Chinese side, the number could be as low as 16 and as high as 96 casualties. It is, however, impossible to say how many of these resulted in fatalities

India-Nepal Ties | A border dispute is the new normal

WORLD

India-Nepal Ties | A border dispute is the new normal

The dispute over the Lipulekh Pass may quite possibly turn into a permanent lever that Nepal’s governance deficit politicians and their allies in China and Pakistan can turn against India at will

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