Agnipath is part of a larger process of defense reform and modernisation

From the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 till the end of the First World War in 1918, military strategists had convinced themselves that once a general mobilisation for war was ordered it must culminate in a full-scale conflict. For, rolling back a fully marshalled army from going into battle had grave internal consequences including and … Read more

Hashtag Politics | Emergency tweetstorm, fireworks put Cong in dock, draw parallels with BJP

June 25 marked the 47th anniversary of the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, that went on for 21 months. To mark the occasion, several non-Congress leaders took to social media to flag the Emergency’s dark period when the constitutional rights of the citizens had been subverted in the country. The discourse, … Read more

At the root of Eknath Shinde’s rebellion lies the weakening of the idea of ​​Shiv Sena

With each passing day, Shiv Sena leader and cabinet minister Eknath Shinde’s rebellion, With a large number of MLAs from Maharashtra’s ruling party, it seems to be growing in magnitude. What seemed like an internal skirmish at first has now become a high-voltage political drama, pointing towards a deep-rooted crisis in the state government led … Read more

In Congress, loyalty above all else, even the failure of some

Loyalty versus capability, or for that matter merit, has always been a burning debate in the Congress. And the leadership (read, the Gandhis) has invariably leaned towards loyalty when rewarding party leaders. And in many cases, decisions are also taken to balance power, caste and regional equations, or to adapt and adjust various categories and … Read more

What school textbook deletions tell us about the ruling establishment’s idea of ​​democracy and its understanding of social sciences

Chopping off sections from a textbook is much easier than writing one. Yet, the deletions made to social science textbooks by the NCERT — revealed by an Indian Express investigation — need to be taken seriously as an act of rewriting. This revision touches on vital points about the state-citizen relationship, the government’s vision of … Read more

Kapil Sibal on Agnipath: ‘If somehow the process of recruitment gets skewed, it can disturb the ethos of the Army’

Congress leader and Independent Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal speak to Manoj CG On the Enforcement Directorate questioning Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders, the need for the Opposition to speak in one voice and the government’s Agnipath scheme. Excerpts: What do you think about the questioning of Rahul Gandhi and the protests by the … Read more

Tribal and Dalit faces to richest candidate: 11 in the fray for 10 Maharashtra MLC seats

After facing a setback in the Rajya Sabha elections where it failed to win the sixth Rajya Sabha seat, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is bracing for another tense electoral battle with the BJP in the council be held elections slated to on Monday. Eleven candidates — five from the BJP and six from the … Read more

Congress protests against ED summons to Rahul Gandhi show his misplaced priorities and weakened capabilities

The current regime has converted the use of investigative and enforcement agencies into a political art. Hardly a day passes without some agency taking action against some Opposition leader. Such brazen use of official agencies throws up a dilemma for the Opposition: If it ignores such official enthusiasm in pursuing investigation, it can be read … Read more

Allegations of forcibly entering Congress HQ, beating up party workers false: Delhi Police

India pti-PTI | Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 1:48 [IST] New Delhi, Jun 15: The Delhi Police on Wednesday rejected as “totally false” the claims that its personnel forcibly entered the Congress headquarters here and beat up party workers and leaders on a day they staged protests against the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the … Read more

Day 3 of Congress protests: Leaders say police forcibly entered AICC office, beat them up

THE CONGRESS’S protests against the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the resultant standoff with the police came to a head on Wednesday when police personnel barged into the AICC headquarters for a brief moment. The Congress accused the police of “forcibly” entering its office and “beating up workers and leaders”. … Read more