While Kamala Harris has received the support of Indian-Americans of all hues, except 'Hindutva groups', her detractors say that she is too close to the Israeli lobby which might alienate her from Arab-Americans who support Palestinian rights.
New Delhi has made the strategic mistake of aligning too much with the White House. This has caused deep divisions among the 4.5 million strong Indian diaspora with 1.3 million voters in eight battleground states.
China is using the same language it used against India while justifying its 1962 incursions into India. The 1962 attack was to insult Nehru while the 2020 attack is to discredit Narendra Modi, writes Vappala Balachandran.
The publicity of 'Musharraf Tapes' in 1999, which were 'unprocessed' intelligence and would reveal the source, was touted as a diplomatic triumph. But what followed was that the source had dried up immediately.
In Colonial India, the process of creating a civilian intelligence agency started only after the 1872 killing of the highest colonial official. In independent India, SPG and NSG were created only after the 1984 Indira Gandhi assassination, writes Vapalla Balachandran.