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Friday, May 27, 2022

Ram Madhav

The writer is national general secretary, BJP, and director, India Foundation.

Beijing wants ‘business as usual’. But Delhi is having none of it
Mon, Mar 28, 2022

Ram Madhav writes: India’s rebuff of Chinese overtures during foreign minister Wang Yi’s visit reflects Modi government’s approach, which is based on principles and national interest

The creation of a winning electoral formula
Wed, Mar 16, 2022

Ram Madhav writes: The PM’s leadership, party organisation and political philosophy have made the BJP electorally formidable.

To cry persecution in Missionaries of Charity’s FCRA licence row is to give in to victimhood politics
Wed, Jan 19, 2022

🔴 Ram Madhav writes: It was not just the MoC. Thousands of other NGOs were denied extension on the grounds stipulated by the home ministry

Bangladesh must keep Sheikh Mujibur Rehman’s secular legacy alive
Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Ram Madhav writes: Although PM Sheikh Hasina restored ‘secularism’ in the constitution in 2011, the country continues to maintain the odd distinction of being a secular country and an Islamic state simultaneously.

There is still hope for Afghanistan
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Ram Madhav writes: Taliban came to power due to flawed US policy, Pakistan’s support. India must recalibrate position and provide help to the democratic resistance

Abrogation of Article 370 was the end of ‘Kashmiri exceptionalism’
Fri, Aug 06, 2021

Ram Madhav writes: The last two years have seen promotion of peace and democracy at the grassroots.

Now in its 100th year, the Chinese Communist Party has staged a grand comeback under Xi Jinping
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

Ram Madhav writes: Xi got the CCP Charter amended in 2017 to restore the party’s supremacy, saying, 'Government, the military, society and schools, north, south, east and west – the Party leads them all.’

Centre is doing its best in Covid crisis, but could be more transparent and open
Sat, May 15, 2021

Ram Madhav writes: The fact remains that compared to many countries in the developed world, India has been able to better protect its population from the Covid catastrophe.

Battle against Maoists is an ideological one
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Maoists, like all insurgents, brainwash leaders and cadres. Understanding this doctrinal challenge should be essential any strategy against them

Approach with caution: cleaning the Afghan mess
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

In this difficult situation, the one thing that is in India’s favour is the dominant public opinion in Afghanistan. India’s security establishment must convert it into a strategic advantage.

Govt’s agricultural reforms allow for greater access to investment, job creation in rural sector
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Ram Madhav writes: Every party and farmers’ organisation wanted such a reform. Their opposition to it today looks political and opportunist. All should come together in the interest of the farmers and Indian economy.

DDC polls show that people of J&K are turning to democratic decentralisation for better governance
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

The BJP’s rise as a pan J&K party and the single-largest party, securing more votes than the combined votes of the Gupkar group, is a vindication of its growing acceptability across the UT.

In democracy, public morality and unelected institutions are necessary checks, not inimical to elected govt
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

India’s democracy, as envisaged by the makers of its Constitution, thrived essentially because of the respect of the leaders for ethical constitutionalism and moral activism of the grassroots activists. Neither should see the other as an enemy and try to bring them down.

What India looks for is an America that brings with it many allies
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

Ram Madhav writes: In India, some believe that Biden-Harris would be bad news for US-India relations. It must be understood that US-India ties stand on a mutually beneficial bipartisan and strong footing. But what India looks for is an America that brings with it many allies.

Gandhi’s true legacy could help address the democracy deficit in today’s world
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

Ram Madhav writes: There is a growing democracy deficit in the world today. People’s freedoms are at stake. The Gandhian agenda was always about more openness, freedom and a life of dignity and respect.

From China to the Arab world, India is playing its geo-strategic cards effectively
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Ram Madhav writes: From countering Beijing to proactive diplomacy in the Arab world, India is playing its geo-strategic cards effectively. More challenges lie ahead.

Ayodhya represents a shared sentiment of sacredness
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The sentiment of sacredness in places like Ayodhya comes not merely because of their association with the epic Ramayana and its hero Ram, but also because of a value system that they represented.

As Chinese ambition expands, Delhi must turn towards PM Modi’s principle of ‘together we grow’
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Proactive diplomacy together with greater attention to soft developmental needs of the neighbours like connectivity, education, finance and healthcare is the need of the hour for India’s foreign policy mandarins.

Those who have not seen the dark side of dictatorship, don’t truly appreciate the value of freedoms today
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Ram Madhav writes: The “freedom” that the anarchists and their left-liberal cohorts enjoy in the country’s media and public life today is because we have leaders in the government who fought for that very freedom and are committed to liberal democratic values, not just as a matter of compulsion but as an article of faith.

China has changed tactics, not goals. India must demonstrate strong national power
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Ram Madhav writes: Post-2014, a policy shift has been witnessed at Chushul in 2014, Doklam in 2017 and Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso lake now. Unlike in the past, our border security establishment actively engages and physically prevents incursions by the other side.

Besieged with multiple problems, Xi seems to be returning to Mao’s Red Book
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

A mature China, that does not resort to 1962 tactics, this time replacing Khrushchev with Trump, nor is bent upon provoking nationalist sentiments back home to ward off leadership challenges, would help roll back the situation.

It is time to allow J&K full-fledged political activity
Thu, May 21, 2020

Certain harsh measures like denial of 4G services, which were necessary under special circumstances, can now be done away with, as the state administration and security apparatus are capable of handling difficult situations.

India can collaborate with the US and Germany in moulding a new world order
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

It is time for a new Atlantic Charter: Environment, healthcare, technology and democratic liberalism can be its foundations.

PM Modi has deftly drafted people into the fight against pandemic
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Modi has not called the army onto the streets. He has not denied people any fundamental human rights. The lockdown instructions were largely voluntary and for the public good.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was known for firm policy, gentle politics
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

Vajpayee’s humility made him a man of the people and won over adversaries