The writer is national general secretary, BJP, and director, India Foundation.
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
Ram Madhav writes: The PM’s leadership, party organisation and political philosophy have made the BJP electorally formidable.
🔴 Ram Madhav writes: It was not just the MoC. Thousands of other NGOs were denied extension on the grounds stipulated by the home ministry
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.
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
Ram Madhav writes: The last two years have seen promotion of peace and democracy at the grassroots.
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.’
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.
Maoists, like all insurgents, brainwash leaders and cadres. Understanding this doctrinal challenge should be essential any strategy against them
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is time for a new Atlantic Charter: Environment, healthcare, technology and democratic liberalism can be its foundations.
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.
Vajpayee’s humility made him a man of the people and won over adversaries