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Shishir Gupta

Author of Indian Mujahideen: The Enemy Within (2011, Hachette) and Himalayan Face-off: Chinese Assertion and Indian Riposte (2014, Hachette). Awarded K Subrahmanyam Prize for Strategic Studies in 2015 by Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) and the 2011 Ben Gurion Prize by Israel.

Articles by Shishir Gupta

Theatres, self-reliance: India puts Kargil lessons to use

25 years after the Kargil war, security and military structure are in place but speed of implementation is slow due to inherent resistance from armed forces.

Kargil war: In the end, India emerged victorious, stamping its military superiority in the region while Pakistan lost face both domestically and internationally.
Published on Jul 22, 2024 05:57 AM IST

How the 1999 war exposed Pak policy

The 84-day battle in Kargil, and what followed, unmasked Islamabad’s sponsorship of cross-border terrorism.

Kargil war: In the end, India emerged victorious, stamping its military superiority in the region while Pakistan lost face both domestically and internationally.
Updated on Jul 21, 2024 07:06 AM IST

PM Modi becomes most followed global leader on X with 100 million followers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday set a new milestone by becoming the most followed global leader on social media platform X

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ahead of global leaders including Joe Biden.
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 07:14 PM IST

Was there a security lapse in Donald Trump’s assassination attempt?

A top Indian VVIP security expert gave 6/10 marks to Trump’s security detail as the VVIP was exposed 360 degrees with poor access control.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gestures as he is surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents as he leaves the stage at a campaign rally, Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa.(AP)
Published on Jul 14, 2024 02:52 PM IST

President Xi Jinping purges PLA generals in massive military overhaul

As per a list of officers facing purges in China compiled by HT through open-source intelligence, close to 52 top generals have faced the axe since 2014.

A key reason for the purge was the widespread rampant corruption in the PLA as viewed by Xi when he took over as chairman of CMC.
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 01:17 PM IST

Centre on MK Stalin alleging neglect of Tamil Nadu: ‘Far from truth’

The Centre said it increased funding of projects on railways , highways, airports, and also in schemes in the social and rural sectors in Tamil Nadu

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 11:11 PM IST

Why was PM Modi's visit to Russia strategically important?

India does not want its vulnerability with China to become its vulnerability with the west.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 01:24 PM IST

PM Modi's Russia visit: Ukraine war on agenda for talks with President Putin

During PM Modi's three-day visit to Moscow and Vienna, the key focus will be Ukraine war, green fuel and clean energy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian Vladimir Putin.
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:42 AM IST

India’s Afghan Sikh 2021 evacuation plan was nixed by Canadian antics

Indian evacuation aircraft was delayed as Afghan Sikhs decided to go to Canadian Mission in Kabul instead of reaching airport.

Big story IAF's C-17 Globemaster was used for 2021 evacuation from Kabul
Published on Jul 08, 2024 09:27 AM IST

Rafale’s Make-in-India plans get shot in the arm

Dassault Aviation SA is in the process of acquiring land near Jewar international airport for a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for India’s Mirage 2000 and Rafale fighters

The Macron government and Dassault have offered in writing to manufacture Rafale fighters in India. (AFP file photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2024 10:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

View: Delhi's rain chaos is a reflection of poor political-bureaucrat leadership

It is also a reflection of political leadership which has not been able to make the bureaucracy accountable for its misdeeds.

Flood Minto Bridge is the real indicator that monsoon has arrived in Delhi in the past five decades.
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 03:28 PM IST

PM Modi to take big steps to project dominance in the Indian Ocean Region

More than a trillion dollar trade passes through Indian Island territories towards South-East and North Asia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Published on Jun 28, 2024 09:46 AM IST

PM Modi’s Russia visit is to prepare for global uncertainty ahead

J&K will be the focus as Pakistan will become a member of the UN SC for two years in Jan 2025 and India will be out of the International Human Rights Council.

PM Narendra Modi with S Jaishankar.
Published on Jun 27, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Intelligence Bureau chief Tapan Kumar Deka gets one-year extension

As the IB chief, Tapan Deka led successful campaigns against left-wing extremism, confining Maoists to Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.

Union home minister Amit Shah and Intelligence Bureau (IB) director Tapan Deka at the IB headquarters.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 09:38 PM IST

Agencies unearth serious irregularities in Chinese companies' operations

Indian Intelligence and financial investigating agencies have also found that there was large-scale misuse of the e-visa scheme prior to 2020.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Xi Jinping.(File)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 07:50 AM IST

Visa irregularities by Chinese firms uncovered by agencies

National security planners have found several irregularities in the operations of Chinese companies and the import of Chinese products into India.

Post the Galwan clash in 2020, the Union government cracked down on the issuance of visas, with only 2,500 business visas and another 3,000 e-visas given to Chinese companies and workers in 2023-24. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 12:55 AM IST

Nijjar: The terrorist who was mourned by Justin Trudeau and Gurpatwant Pannun

Justin Trudeau, whose government depends on support from pro-Khalistani MP Jagmeet Singh's NDP, alleged the role of Indian agents behind the killing of Nijjar.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar (left), Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and pro-Khalistani SFJ founder Gurpatwant Singh Pannun
Published on Jun 21, 2024 06:23 PM IST

For Modi economic security is priority with China,not profit for Indian business

Galwan clash was the turning point for India after which there was a clampdown to unbridled visa giving to Chinese

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese president Xi Jinping
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 03:41 PM IST

India lodges strong protest with Canada over Khalistani protests in Vancouver

The Indian government lodged a strong protest with Canadian High commission through a diplomatic note.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at the G7 Outreach Summit, in Apulia.
(ANI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 10:14 PM IST

Doval, Sullivan commit to addressing barriers to bilateral trade, cooperation

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his US counterpart Jake Sullivan co-chaired the second meeting of the India-U.S. iCET in New Delhi.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his US counterpart Jake Sullivan.
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 08:46 PM IST

NSAs Ajit Doval, Jake Sullivan talk advanced materials and tech in iCET dialogue

NSA Jake Sullivan also met External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar earlier today. He is also expected to call on the Prime Minister.

Jake Sullivan meeting with NSA Ajit Doval.
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 01:07 PM IST

US-India NSAs meet tomorrow to deepen military-tech ties

Already a US team is in India negotiating a govt-to-govt sale of 31 Predator drones to the Indian Armed Forces.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval hosts his US counterpart Jake Sullivan for the second round of iCET dialogue.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:16 AM IST

Ukraine war may erupt again as G7 backs Zelensky with hardware

At G7, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky managed to get the big western powers on his side with a US-led EU USD 50 billion aid package.

It was quite evident in the G-7 that the US led EU was standing behind Zelensky in the fight against Russia.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 09:43 AM IST

View: India must revive its Tibetan Buddhist links to show a mirror to China

The Modi government has no intentions of renaming places in Tibet as a tit for tat to China. India has umbilical links with Tibet.

Tashi Lunpho monastery in Shigatse in Tibet.
Published on Jun 15, 2024 09:12 AM IST

View: Why Pak's terror blitz in Jammu is directly linked to Lok Sabha elections

The sudden spurt of terror-related killings are at the behest of the Pakistani deep state, which has given a green signal to jihadists

Inside the ill-fated bus on Shiv Khori-Katra road, which was attacked by terrorists on June 9.
Published on Jun 13, 2024 07:55 PM IST

PM Modi leaves for G7 summit, no bilateral meet with Justin Trudeau planned

PM Modi's bilateral experiences with Trudeau have been underwhelming with the Canadian PM not willing to address rise of Khalistani terror directed at India

A file photo of PM Modi and Justin Trudeau at G20 summit in New Delhi last year.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 07:50 PM IST

Centre reappoints Amit Khare, Tarun Kapoor as advisors to PM Narendra Modi

Amit Khare was instrumental in the National Education Policy and handles the social sector. Kapoor handles economic matters

Retired IAS officers Tarun Kapoor and Amit Kapoor have been reappointed as advisors to PM Modi
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 07:27 PM IST

PM Modi opts for loyalty and experience in Doval, Mishra appointments

Ajit Doval retired as Director Intelligence Bureau and Dr P K Mishra as Union Agriculture Secretary.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Ajit Doval and PK Mishra
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:30 PM IST

View: Why Nirmala Sitharaman is PM Modi's best bet in the finance ministry

There are some remarkable qualities of Sitharaman that make her class apart – honest, hardworking, humane, trustworthy, and candid and with no corporate baggage

Nirmala Sitharaman greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi after swearing in as Cabinet Minister on June 9.
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 03:26 PM IST

PM Modi may opt for continuity in the national security establishment

With the West and China in competition, India has to upgrade its external intelligence and cannot rely on ‘associates.’

The Modi government needs to develop its island territories as part of maritime security architecture in order to effectively contain the Chinese threat.
Published on Jun 11, 2024 09:36 AM IST
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