'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 day ago
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GURMEET KANWAL Six months after being sworn in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Mr Manohar Parrikar as the Defence Minister. There is much that needs to be done and the new Minister will need to use all his management skills to get the ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
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, 2 weeks ago India And Artillery Modernisation: Need For Firepower Analysis Eurasia Review, 1 month ago
By IPCS By Gurmeet Kanwal* The BJP's election manifesto had promised to review India's nuclear doctrine to make it relevant to challenges of current times… Regardless of election-time rhetoric, it is necessary that important government ...Eurasia Review, 2 weeks ago India's Nuclear Doctrine: Need for a Review Center for Strategic and International Studies, 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, 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, 19 hours ago Russia helps strengthening India's military potential Voice of Russia, 5 days ago India Advance Arms Talks With Russia, Days Before Obama Visit Moscow Times, 6 days ago India, Russia advance arms talks days before Obama trip Sharenet, 6 days ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said he was touched when US President Barack Obama gifted him a book on Swami Vivekananda during his visit to the White House last year.Modi was replying to a question on how he felt when he went to the White ...24Dunia, 19 hours ago Obama- Modi share their 'Mann ki Baat', recollect their humble upbringing 24Dunia, 19 hours 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, 20 hours 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, 6 days 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 week ago
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