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Hardeep S Puri

The writer is a retired diplomat, who recently joined the BJP.

What PM Gati Shakti plan means for the nation
Tue, Oct 26, 2021

Hardeep Singh Puri writes: It will transform Indian infrastructure and logistics to compete with the world’s leading economies

The truth about asset monetisation
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Hardeep Singh Puri writes: Criticism of the government’s plans to lease out assets to private players, raise resources for public investment, is baseless

How the UPA inherited an economy with strong fundamentals, and squandered that advantage
Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Hardeep Singh Puri writes: One of the most debilitating repercussions of such short-sighted decision-making remains the long-term oil bonds worth Rs 1.44 lakh crore.

How Modi government’s flagship missions have put people at the centre of urban governance
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Hardeep S Puri writes: During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Integrated Command and Control Centres, which are already operational in more than 50 of the 100 smart cities, played a pivotal role in providing real-time information to enable health workers and city administrators in tracking the virus spread and in relief and rehabilitation work.

A clean, green future for Indian cities
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

Hardeep Singh Puri writes: A progressive track of urban development while keeping sustainability, disaster risk resilience and community building at its core has been the guiding principle for urban development during the last seven years of the Modi government

RERA has placed interests of homebuyers at the heart of the real estate sector
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

RERA has infused governance in a hitherto unregulated sector. Along with demonetisation and GST, it has, to a large extent, cleansed the real estate sector of black money.

We must not allow political opportunism to overshadow the key measures enunciated through farm bills
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Landmark bills will create an ecosystem to facilitate remunerative prices to farmers through competitive alternative trading channels. Opposition must not spread misinformation.

Civil aviation has expanded in reach and scale, it will come out of this crisis stronger
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

As the prime minister has rightly pointed out, we have to view this crisis as an opportunity. We need to ensure that the Indian aviation sector comes out from this crisis stronger.

Moving to the city
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

India has been a reluctant urbaniser in the past. Through a series of programmes and legislation, the NDA government is moving towards planned and inclusive urbanisation.

UK’s election of delusions
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

In calling an unnecessary poll, PM Theresa May displayed both hubris and distance from reality

The pliant steward
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

UN faces a crisis, but its new secretary general is unlikely to upset tradition, challenge the permanent members.

And diplomacy won
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The fruits of the Iran nuclear deal, visible from this month, demonstrate the necessity and benefits of multilateralism.

Day after the summit
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Obama visit elevates India-US ties, paves way for convergence outside bilateral areas

A new compact against IS
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

The international community is trying to evolve a global counter-terror strategy. It’s important to get the strategic diagnosis right.

Clash: 5 J&K students quit Punjab college
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

College closed after fight over ‘cheering’ Pak cricket team.

Cast a wider Net
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

India needs to break out of the status quo on internet governance.

No easy way out
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

In Iraq, urgent task is retrieving nationals. But brace for more consequences.

Not handled with care
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

In 2013,India failed to manage important bilateral relationships,or to communicate the rationale of foreign policy initiatives.

No good options in Syria
Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Post military-strike scenarios are frightening from every angle,including from the US security perspective.

No-win in Syria
Fri, Aug 30, 2013

Obama’s red line on chemical weapon use has come to haunt him.

Wide asleep on the net
Thu, Jun 27, 2013

The Snowden revelations point to the urgency to overhaul the current architecture of global internet governance

Playing hardball with China
Sat, May 18, 2013

The Chinese have put India on notice. Can India raise its game?