'It was statecraft that came out on top and clearly outweighed the optics,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). 'And this is the first time the US has formally recognised the threat India faces from terrorist organisations based in Pakistan.' The optics during the Modi-Obama summit were impressive: The prime minister setting aside protocol to personally receive the US President at Palam airport, several warm hugs, 'chai pe charcha', shared smiles, jokes and laughter and the liberal use of ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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By IPCS By Gurmeet Kanwal* As the 10th edition of Aero-India gets underway at Bengaluru (18-22 February 2015), attention will be focused on big-ticket deals like the long-pending multi-billion dollar acquisition of the MMRCA by the Indian ...Eurasia Review, 2 weeks ago India's Nuclear Doctrine: Reviewing NFU And Massive Retaliation Analysis Eurasia Review, 1 month ago India announces over Rs4 trillion defence budget Mumbai News.Net, 2 days ago Pension letdown for defence veterans Calcutta Telegraph, 3 days ago
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By IDSA By Gurmeet Kanwal* and Bibhu Prasad Routray* In a spectacular strike on the security forces, cadres belonging to the CPI-Maoist ambushed a large team of police and paramilitary forces and killed 14 personnel of the CRPF in Sukma ...Eurasia Review, 1 month ago
By IDSA By Gurmeet Kanwal* Almost 130 innocent school children died in Peshawar on December 16 in one of the most brutal terrorist strikes in recent history. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility and called it a ...Eurasia Review, 2 months ago
Yagya Narain, 68, retired as master warrant officer from the Indian Air Force 10 years ago and settled in Rajasthan. His son is a Delhi-based defence correspondent. Soon after the Narendra Modi government took over, Narain would call his son ...The Week, 1 week ago
Union Cabinet on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting U.S. President Barack Obama as the chief guest for the 66th Republic Day celebrations and said that this visit has enhanced Indias respect globally.... ...24Dunia, 1 month ago Modi says touched by Obama gifting Vivekananda book 24Dunia, 1 month ago Obama- Modi share their 'Mann ki Baat', recollect their humble upbringing 24Dunia, 1 month ago
said Tuesday that that he and his wife Michelle would like to work on public health issues in India, including the issue of obesity.... ...24Dunia, 1 month ago Russia helps strengthening India's military potential Voice of Russia, 1 month ago India Advance Arms Talks With Russia, Days Before Obama Visit Moscow Times, 1 month ago India, Russia advance arms talks days before Obama trip Sharenet, 1 month ago
President Barack Obama and Michelle may not have been able to see the Taj Mahal this time but the US First Lady on Tuesday said she will be back in India for a visit to the monument of love. When asked whether she was disappointed at not being able ...24Dunia, 1 month ago
resident Barack Obama's forthcoming visit as the chief guest on Republic Day is likely to give a fresh impetus to the Indo-US strategic partnership. While the relationship is substantive and broad based, the impressive achievements of the strategic ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
It won't be all eye-candy for Barack Obama when he gazes down at the Rajpath from his VIP enclosure on January 26, or when he looks up to watch the flypast finale to India's Republic Day parade, a first time for any US president. He will see, and ...The Week, 1 month ago
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