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Ajai Sahni
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Ajai Sahni

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Hope’s Yoke

Hope’s Yoke

Nov 03, 2017 Ajai Sahni

Progress is being made in J&K, but don’t expect miracles

The Hatred Comes Home

The Hatred Comes Home

Dec 23, 2014 Ajai Sahni

The attack in Peshawar is an index and manifestation of the wider radicalisation and brutalisation of large...

Mindless Adventurism

Mindless Adventurism

Oct 13, 2014 Ajai Sahni

It remains unclear what strategic purpose the apparently massive use of firepower has served, or what...

Storms In Media Teacups

Storms In Media Teacups

Sep 09, 2014 Ajai Sahni

Eminent Indian experts were particularly agitated by the fact that the Zawahiri's declaration specifically...

The Burden Of Expectations

The Burden Of Expectations

Jul 02, 2014 Ajai Sahni

The Modi government has hit the ground running and provided significant indicators of its approach to the...

Ever Unready

Ever Unready

Mar 31, 2014 Ajai Sahni

Despite recent claims of arrests of terrorists, India's internal security apparatus continues to suffer...

Programmed To Fail

Programmed To Fail

Nov 26, 2013 Ajai Sahni

The country has been fortunate that the attention of its adversaries has, for some time, been turned...

Culpable Neglect

Culpable Neglect

Jul 08, 2013 Ajai Sahni

Rarely has precedent intelligence been as specific as it was in the case of the threat to Bodh Gaya.

An Idiot's Argument

An Idiot's Argument

Jun 03, 2013 Ajai Sahni

' After 9/11, the US created its NCTC and, since, had no further terrorist attacks on its soil; ergo, we must...

  The Wages Of Self-Deception

The Wages Of Self-Deception

May 27, 2013 Ajai Sahni

This was a disaster waiting to happen. Deliberate and sustained falsification of realities led to the...

From Boston To Bangalore

From Boston To Bangalore

Apr 22, 2013 Ajai Sahni

The real lesson of the Boston and Bangalore attacks is manifest in the contrasting patterns of responses in...

Ambivalence, Opportunism, Deceit

Ambivalence, Opportunism, Deceit

Mar 29, 2013 Ajai Sahni

India's present diplomacy, based principally on domestic politics, and relations with the US, will wholly...

An Enveloping Blindness

An Enveloping Blindness

Mar 22, 2013 Ajai Sahni

India’s capacity for self-deception is extreme, and this constitutes the gravest threat to national...

The Hostage State

The Hostage State

May 01, 2012 Ajai Sahni

It is not the Maoists that hold India hostage today, but the enduring venality, the incompetence and the...

Disgrace

Disgrace

Apr 05, 2012 Ajai Sahni

It was not the merit or any principle, but domestic political compulsions that forced India to cast its vote...

Enduring Strengths

Enduring Strengths

Apr 04, 2012 Ajai Sahni

The initiative remains firmly in the hands of the Maoists, and that state leaderships are still to find the...

Good And Bad News From The Northeast

Good And Bad News From The Northeast

Mar 28, 2012 Ajai Sahni

While the insurgency related deaths fell from a peak of 1,051 in 2008 to a total of 247 in 2011 in the...

Fragile State

Fragile State

Mar 20, 2012 Ajai Sahni

The reality of the abduction of the Italians is that it is little more than an incident of opportunity—...

National Confusion On Terror By Centre

National Confusion On Terror By Centre

Mar 01, 2012 Ajai Sahni

Enduring institutions cannot be created through sleight of hand and subterfuge, or by exploiting lawyers’...

An Addiction To Murder

An Addiction To Murder

Feb 07, 2012 Ajai Sahni

Does the military and political leadership have the capacity to learn any lessons from the enduring disaster...