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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Alok Bansal

The writer is a former naval officer and is currently director, India Foundation and adjunct professor at New Delhi Institute of Management.

India-Sri Lanka ties are too strong to be unsettled by Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

The Rajapaksas have had good relations with India and have visited the country many times. Gotabaya knows of India’s immense contribution to Sri Lanka during the civil war, and realises that neither China nor Pakistan can be a substitute for India.

Joining RCEP should be seen as an extension of New Delhi’s Look East policy
Fri, Sep 20, 2019

There is a tendency in Indian industry to seek protection, whenever any steps towards globalisation are taken. However, it is an acknowledged fact that globalisation did benefit the Indian economy, brought in newer technology and made Indian industry far more competitive.

Appointment of chief of defence staff will fill a void in India’s defence system
Fri, Aug 16, 2019

However, the mere creation of the office is not enough. This will need to be augmented by restructuring of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and creating integrated theatre commands.

Attack the system: Policy must deal not only with caste-based discrimination, but identity itself
Thu, Jun 06, 2019

Division of labour — or the rationale behind the Varna Vyavastha — does not exist today and the country certainly needs to get rid of its vestiges.

Pakistan’s other trouble spot
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

There is simmering resentment in Sindh. But lack of an effective organisation has prevented Sindhi nationalists from pressuring Islamabad

Reconfiguring the military
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

India needs a matrix structure where the operational and support roles are separated.