Bhopinder Singh

Bhopinder Singh

Rising maritime tension

Rising maritime tension

Friday, 19 July 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

Amid the Chinese calculus of geo-strategic manoeuvres, the most vulnerable ‘choke point’ lurks near Indian waters — the ultra narrow and practically unavoidable Malacca Straits The US-China vitriol has shifted back from the trade tables to its more familiar turf of the South China Sea, where China has provocatively tested anti-ship...

Pakistan’s untimely advice

Pakistan’s untimely advice

Monday, 15 April 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

Beyond the posturing of ‘Naya Pakistan’, the issue of protecting minorities needs Constitutional cover that does not diminish, decry or indignify credentials of any faith Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was too clever by half in suggesting that his supposedly ‘Naya Pakistan’ could teach India “how to treat its minorities.” The...

Contextualising Terror

Contextualising Terror

Friday, 29 March 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

The deft statesmanship of New Zealand is in sharp contrast to India’s response on Pulwama that failed to unite the populace and instead deflected the issue to political positions The Indian sub-continent is a wounded region that has been subjected to dangerous contextualising of terror that is ultimately tantamount to “justification...

Tough terms of friendship

Tough terms of friendship

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

Given Saudi Arabia’s own priorities and strategic roadmap imperatives, Pakistan will remain a preferred ally as long as it does not harm Saudi interests directly Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad-bin Salman (MbS) is touring the three most important capitals beyond Washington, DC, in his post-Khashoggi phase. The Western capitals were ultimately not...

Vietnam redux in Kabul

Vietnam redux in Kabul

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

The intrigues, complexities and accompanying civilian atrocities in conflicts in Afghanistan and Vietnam have raised questions about words and action of US There are eerie similarities in the genesis, proceedings and the ultimate fate of the US involvement in both Vietnam and Afghanistan. First, both — the Vietnamese and the Afghans...

Farcical show of force

Farcical show of force

Saturday, 26 January 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

Like its economic juggernaut that has apparently ‘overheated’, China’s diplomatic-military assertions and bellicosity by the PLA are more about posturing than the bite The Chinese use a term ‘xuanchuán’, which literally means propaganda — an intrinsic tact of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to legitimise various state actions and...

Leading from the front

Leading from the front

Monday, 14 January 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

With the exit of James Mattis, the only person who could raise contrarian views from within the system, White House is bereft of specialist and sagely views The former Marine Corps General, James Norman Mattis, had acquired mythic and cult-like folklore while still in the ‘uniform’. The image had got caricaturised...

State Editions

Youth's body found hanging from tree

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Gang busted, 2 criminals arrested

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Plantation drive with Miyawaki technique

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Inbrief

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

EndGame Dhoni?

21 July 2019 | Akshay Lokapally | Agenda

Decoding mystical maya

21 July 2019 | Radhanath Swami Maharaj | Agenda

Negativity can be curbed

21 July 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Guru helps one become self-empowered

21 July 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m not good at making retarded films’

21 July 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Story on a string

21 July 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer