singh.sushantk

By

Closer to credible nuclear deterrence

Nuclear deterrence is not a function of the exchange ratio of the damages inflicted by both sides. The crux of nuclear deterrence is survival of the retaliatory force and the adequacy of the survived force to inflict unacceptable punishment. As...

The other true story from Kashmir

Because of its association with certain political and ideological organisations, speaking about Kashmiri Pandits and their exodus has been unfashionable among Indian intellectual circles. By anchoring an emotional personal journey with his journalistic nous, Pandita brings a much-needed credibility to...

The fallacies of war and peace

If calls for war are bad, suggestions that Indian actions have harmed democracy in Pakistan are worse. India is not responsible for democracy in Pakistan, or for that matter in Myanmar or in China. Yes, India should wish for a...

http://www.mid-day.com/columnists/2013/jan/150113-respond-strongly-to-pak-but-watch-the-red-lines.htm

If salvaging the peace process is not a reason to be wary about the fallouts of the incidents at the LoC, what else is? There are two reasons. One, militancy in J&K has seen a consistent decline since the ceasefire...

Justice without investigation?

Forensic science laboratories are scarce and there is a severe dearth of forensic and cyber experts in police departments in all states. Reliable medico-legal services are not available to the investigating officer. As a result, police lean heavily on oral...

Forget the outlays, give us outcomes

Education is even more contrastive. Our public expenditure on education is 3.1% of the GDP. India claims to have enrolled 95% of all children in the elementary school going age into school. Our literacy rate in 2011 was 74.04%. We...

Kashmir’s politics of irrelevance

Hurriyat is not Kashmir’s voice. It is Pakistan’s voice in Kashmir. And that is precisely the source of its legitimacy. With Pakistan’s backing, Hurriyat leaders have been provided a platform by organisations like the OIC. Kashmir Centre run by ISI...

How significant was 1971?

But the diplomatic impact continued well beyond the war. There was no Tashkent as after the 1965 war, where India had given up the strategically important Haji Pir pass at the negotiating table. India benefitted from closer military cooperation with...

What’s wrong with politics?

But democratic politics works in miraculous ways. Here is how it has saved the Parliament from being completely defunct. Since the 8th Lok Sabha, which passed the anti-defection law, no Lok Sabha — we are in the 15th Lok Sabha...
1 2 3 4 11