Brajesh Mishra, National Security Adviser to Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee between November 1998 and May 2004, belonged to the 1951 batch of the Indian Foreign Service
The NSA will not be as powerful as before -- s/he will still be responsible for co-ordination on all matters concerning security and intelligence but with powers shared with the Home and the Cabinet Secretary
Doesn't external and internal policy making in national security matters require two different kinds of professional background, expertise and professional networking at the central and state levels?
Predictably, the BJP and the Left cry about a sell-out while the country's top scientists and even the BJP's NSA is clear that the waiver is historic...
There is a lack of confidence in the country that it would not be able to retain its independence, were the nuke deal to go through, which is so clearly misplaced that not even the Chinese share it! As for getting closer to the US, surely that is for
If Brajesh Mishra's recent statements reflect the attitude of the BJP there can be major re-alignment of political forces over the nuclear deal. Contrary to media reports, AB Vajpayee is mentally as alert as ever.
Has the Volcker probe succeeded in insulating Mrs Gandhi and nailing Mr Natwar Singh? Regardless, the Natwar-Sonia public spat isn't an exchange between Chhota Rajan and Chhota Shakeel but between top national leaders...
Do we have the national security mechanism we need? What are the inherent strengths and weaknesses of the existing mechanism? What can we learn from the mechanisms of other countries?
The importance of a national security apparatus that will work within the framework of a parliamentary democratic system gets brought up every now and then, but nothing seems to get done about it. Conclusing part V of the series "New Indian governmen
Extracts from the speech by the National Security Advisor - "Peace, Stability and Security in Asia: India's perspectives" - at the 40th Munich Conference on Security, February 7, 2004
On Mutually Assued Destruction, the NSA says that 'the destruction could be much more on one side than on the other' and answers a host of questions regarding Pakistan, China and more.
Full text of the address by the National Security Advisor of India at the American Jewish Committee Annual Dinner, Washington, DC on May 08, 2003 that provoked a controversy recently
... is required, says the National Security Adviser of India, to 'decisively sweep out the cobwebs of Cold War, misconceptions and blinkered mindsets.
Excerpts of Tim Sebastian's BBC HARDtalk interview with the National Security Advisor who said India came pretty close to war with Pakistan in early January and then again in May.
The principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and National Security Advisor, Government of India at the "38th Munich Conference on Security Policy" on February 02, 2002 - Munich
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.