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Shivshankar Menon

66 Ex-Bureaucrats Including Najeeb Jung, Shivshankar Menon Write To President, Say EC Suffering From Credibility Crisis

Apr 08, 2019 Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The Election Commission, the bureaucrats allege, is suffering from a credibility crisis which endangers the integrity of the electoral process.

'India Will Be A Different Power'

Dec 08, 2011 Shivshankar Menon

'A power that works for development, peace and international understanding, in its own interest and in that of its friends and partners abroad. Asia is not Europe and our indigenous strategic cultures are strong and lasting'

An Open Letter To The New NSA

From a state of practically no analysis, we have gravitated to one of a plethora of analysis. Analysis for analysis sake without orienting it towards action has become the name of the game.

'Credible Action Against Terrorism'

Mar 30, 2009 Media

The foreign secretary on President Zardari's desire to restart the Composite Dialogue and Obama's talk of constructive diplomacy: 'We want to see credible action against the infrastructure of terrorism in Pakistan. We want to see the perpetrators bro

'Against Protectionism In Various Forms'

Briefing by Foreign Secretary on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's forthcoming visit to London for G-20 Financial Summit

05 February, 2009

'Clients And Creations Of The ISI'

Shivshankar Menon

The Foreign Secretary directly names Pakistan's intelligence agency for Kabul embassy and Mumbai attacks. "Two months after the Mumbai attacks, and one month after we presented a dossier of evidence linking the attacks to elements in Pakistan, we sti

05 January, 2009

'We Want Actual Action'


The foreign secretary talks tough: 'It is hard to believe that something of this scale that took so long in the preparation, and of this nature which amounts really to a commando attack, could occur without anybody anywhere in the establishment knowi

07 December, 2006

'Liberation Of India'


Nuclear apartheid? 'What President Bush and Prime Minister have done is essentially work for the liberation of India ... we look at this as the liberation Act of 2006 and 2007 for India's civil nuclear power effort'

21 November, 2006

Goodwill Hunting

Shivshankar Menon

India makes much of the joint declaration which says 'international civilian nuclear cooperation should be advanced through innovative and forward-looking approaches' taking it as a tacit Chinese OK when the India-US nuke deal comes to the NSG.

15 November, 2006

'The Cross-Border Links'


'What we say is that there are elements in Pakistan, and we do not qualify this, there are elements in Pakistan which have been involved in not just assisting but inciting terrorism in India. Who controls, how much control, that is not for us to say'

07 October, 2006

Opening Statement

Shivshankar Menon

07 October, 2006

Stockholm Syndrome?


'We have not changed our position on the issue of terrorism, on how we think it should dealt with. It is a scourge. You cannot expect me to characterize the government of India's position in the manner that any private commentator does...'

Photo Gallery

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

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz