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Behind killing of Arshad Sharif lies ISI’s deepest secret—an empire of heroin in East Africa

There's a strange story of how the Generals who ran the ISI worked with Afghan and Pakistani drug cartels to raise funds for global jihadists—and to enrich themselves.

In Pakistan, Djinns prove more powerful than the Generals. Stage set for a magical battle

Imran Khan was seizing closely-guarded military domains. The confrontation had become inevitable.

Is Rishi Sunak’s rise an advertisement for a new, diverse Britain? History has answers

The story of the rise of Sunak is, among other things, about the fluidity of the English elite, and its complex relationship with race.

Your Diwali firework set off a lethal revolution in military tech in China centuries ago

Adolphe Pénaud’s Planophore aircraft, Nikolai Tesla’s wireless radio, or the modern drone—the lines between toy, scientific breakthrough and killing machine aren’t always clear.

How Qing and British empires’ mapmakers laid the foundations for 1962 India-China War

Across the LAC, the armies of China and independent India are inheritors of a struggle manufactured by greed, geopolitics, and imperial mapmaking.

The psychopath next door: Kerala occult murders has India transfixed but there’s lot to decode

The recurrent themes in Indian occult-killing cases—anxieties over marriage, the driving desire for children, economic uncertainties—are depressingly familiar.

India is ignoring the escalating war in Myanmar that could reignite conflicts in Northeast

The Arakan Army, sacrificed three decades ago to reward the Myanmar Junta’s cooperation against India’s Northeast insurgents, has staged a spectacular resurgence.

With Pakistan, peace is just a punctuation. Why Amit Shah’s Kashmir statement is no surprise

Scholar Ashley Tellis notes that India-Pakistan competition is not driven by discrete, negotiable differences. Instead, the problem is irreducible.

Reservations for Kashmir’s Paharis meant to help them but it could start new fires instead

Fieldwork has shown Paharis and Gujjars are deeply entwined, in ways that their political leadership does not acknowledge.

PFI ban is no quick fix for jihadi threat. See how SIMI ban birthed Indian Mujahideen

The toxic influence of Islamism represented by PFI shows a complex matrix of deeply embedded political and social problems. The fight needs political action, not just police.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.