Vappala Balachandran

The writer is a former special secretary, cabinet secretariat.

Nothing to hide
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Look back at the Narasimha Rao government for lessons on how to handle the current controversy over human rights in Kashmir.

Blind To The Valley
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Central government seems to be misreading the crisis in Kashmir

Overtaken by terror
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Another 26/11 anniversary has come and gone. We need to think about why terrorists appear to be out-thinking counter-terrorism machineries.

Before The PM’s Visit
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Much was gained by India and Israel, even before the two forged full diplomatic ties

London Bridge’s Chinks
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

MI-5’s rising workload has jeopardised the UK’s successful anti-terrorism project

Behind Obama’s Waiting Game
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

US president can now use Russia’s alleged interference in US polls to corner Trump.

Black Money And Terror
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Quality of counter-terrorism, not currency crackdown, will prevent terrorism.

US presidential elections 2016: Last-minute twists have caused upsets in the past
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

NBC News had in fact forewarned on July 27, 2016 itself that Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning elections could be sunk due to an “October Surprise”.

The Kao files
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

Government must publish the official chronicle of the role of intelligence before and during the 1971 war that was prepared under R.N. Kao.

Terror versus what?
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Post 13/11 sloganeering at Antalya and Kuala Lumpur won’t be enough.

Don’t Blame The ISI
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

It didn’t create the Taliban. The elected government of Pakistan did

The Rao breakthrough
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Former PM’s meetings with Isak and Muivah broke the ice, laid the ground for subsequent Naga peace talks