Former National Security Advisor; former foreign secretary; former ambassador to China, Pakistan, Sri Lanka - before he retired in 2014, Shivshankar Menon had probably held every top diplomatic post of strategic importance. It has given him a unique ... DNA, 1 month ago
India would have responded differently to "Pakistan-sponsored" Mumbai terror attacks had there been a different "mix of people" at the helm, according to former foreign secretary and national security advisor Shivshankar Menon. In his latest book titled Choices: Inside the Making of India's Foreign Policy, Menon says that as foreign secretary he had "urged" former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee that India should retaliate militarily as he ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago 'Different leadership would've responded differently to 26/11' Business Standard, 2 months ago
Former Home Minister P Chidambaram has said the recent Nagrota attack is as "shameful" as the 2008 Mumbai carnage and has "disproved" the belief that surgical strikes can end cross-border terrorism. Speaking at the launch of former National Security Advisor ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
IN THE FOREWORD to an aide’s book on presidential decision- making, John F Kennedy wrote: ‘The essence of ultimate decision remains impenetrable to the observer—often, indeed, to the decider himself.’ Yet even if the process of decision-making was ...Open Magazine, 2 months ago
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