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How confident are Indians in Modi’s India?

Our research dives into Indians’ attitudes on the state of the nation and how the PM and BJP fare

71% of respondents somewhat or strongly support PM Modi, suggesting that he continues to be among the most popular national leaders in the world. Such a high degree of nationalism and support for the PM plausibly grants the BJP greater flexibility in crafting its foreign policy. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 26, 2022 08:23 PM IST

The Simla Agreement: An imperfect peace

The accord completes 50 years today. There was and remains a sense that India had squandered a great military victory. But the evidence suggests that a better deal was not possible, given the fractious nature of Pakistani politics

Indira Gandhi was restrained in Simla (which is now called Shimla) based on Zulfikar Bhutto’s pleas — as well as discreet backchannel messages from Bhutto’s large negotiating party — that he would be ousted from office if he made serious concessions on Kashmir (Virendra Prabhakar/HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 08:45 PM IST
ByChristopher Clary

‘No first use’ nuke policy isn’t dead, but losing sanctity

A policy of no first use is, in fact, a promise not to do something in the future: not to use nuclear weapons first in a conflict.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army Chief Bipin Rawat in Pokhran. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByChristopher Clary and Vipin Narang
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