Raja Menon

The writer, a former rear admiral in the navy, is author of ‘A Nuclear Strategy for India’.

Articles By Raja Menon

Needed: A 25-year horizon

With China’s rise, India needs to start formulating strategic and defence needs for the future

A question of capability

After Uri, a replay of a 2001 predicament.

The Strategic Imperative

Benefits outweigh costs of India, US intimacies

Don’t Just Thump The Table

NSA-level talks between India-Pak provide apt forum for issue of nuclear stability.

Boxed in by Pakistan

India has the options. It needs the imagination

Not the border,nor the ocean

For India-China ties,China’s nuclear assistance to Pakistan is the real problem

The stealth queen

‘INS Chakra’ shows the significance of nuclear attack submarines

Turfed out of our own backyard

In all the world,the Indian Navy is one of just two navies still growing. The other is the Chinese Navy. It is no accident that the rise of...

Isle of contention

How Mountbatten resisted all the wily British plans to hold on to the Andaman and Nicobar islands...

We’re not racing anywhere,Pakistan

The INS Arihant nuclear-powered submarine,yet to get its missiles,has been a long time a-coming,as the old Eartha Kitt song goes. But it’s been worth the wait.

Slowdown effect: fauji kin find soldier’s uniform fashionable,again

The global economic downturn has its share of positives too: it seems to have played a constructive role in reviving the patriotic streak in the city’s youth.

Between AFMC,Command Hospital,a ride that rattles bones

With the rains only days away,authorities claim the condition of most of the roads in the city is ‘okay’,leaving motorists hopeful of a hassle-free monsoon.

Soldier by choice and a winner all the way

Gaurav Hridaya attributes his fascination for the Armed Forces to the years spent at Rashtriya Indian Military College,Dehra Dun.

This monsoon,less traffic jams but parking fee could go up

The monsoon is just days away and Puneites,especially the 80,000-strong population of the Pune Cantonment...

Ahead of monsoon,tussle over sewage work

With the monsoon just days away,the Pune Cantonment Board’s plans to ensure a hassle-free rainy season for citizens have hit a snarl.

Shortage of civilian faculty makes NDA turn to serving officers

Around 33 serving officers from the three services,currently posted at the National Defence Academy...

New terminal takes off ahead of schedule

A pleasant surprise awaited those who flew out of the city on Monday as they found themselves being asked to go through the new,spacious departure terminal at the Lohegaon Airport.

Three dry days on the trot,but city’s tipplers stay happy and high

Nilesh Jadhav,a second year B.Com student at a well-known college in the city,is enjoying his summer vacation and was looking forward to having his usual quota of beer with friends at his favourite bar in Kalyani Nagar.

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