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

Police register FIR against Khalistan radicals for London protests

India will invoke the full force of law against Khalistan extremists holding protests in UK, Canada, Australian and US. While India’s QUAD partners have been responsive to these unlawful protests, the Modi government will hold UK and Canada government accountable for their lackadaisical response to these Sikh extremists.

Big story Khalistan Sikh Extremists protesting outside Indian embassy in Washington today
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 10:21 AM IST

Xi tweaks China’s position on Ukraine war, goes the Russia way

In his article published in a Russian newspaper on Monday, Chinese President Xi has talked about addressing legitimate security concerns of all countries in the context of the Ukraine war, while bypassing the formal Chinese position of respecting the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a three day bilateral visit to Russia.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 09:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Do foreign diplomats in India need security when there is no threat?

While P-5 ambassadors to India along with Japan, Germany, Canada and Pakistan are given personal and area protection, their counterparts get no red carpet treatment and have to fend for themselves and their staff against anti-India elements.

opinion Delhi Police barricades outside British High Commission in New Delhi.
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 01:06 PM IST

Delhi-based Daljit Kalsi is a link between Amritpal and Pakistan

West Punjabi Bagh resident Kalsi is a key aide and advisor of so-called Waris De Punjab (WPD) head Amritpal Singh and is currently under detention of the Punjab Police.

Big story Sikh extremist Daljit Kalsi outside the Pakistan Consulate General in Vancouver in Canada.(HT photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 11:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

UK soon to feel Modi govt heat over ‘Tricolour’ incident

Despite the Modi government informing the Whitehall and MI-5 about the planned Sikh extremists protests earlier this month, the indifference of the British government to pulling down the Indian national flag has riled the highest levels in New Delhi and there will be repercussions.

Big story Khalistan Sikh radicals outside the Indian High Commission in London on Sunday.
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 10:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PFI wanted Islamic Rule by waging war against govt: NIA

NIA has virtually squeezing PFI's funding activities and charged 105 people so far, further tightening noose around the banned outfit accused of criminal conspiracy to overthrow the government by violent means.

File photo of nationwide raids on Islamisr PFI.
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Fully deployed India-China forces is new normal on LAC

With PLA showing no signs of withdrawing the additional reserve troops deployed across eastern sector pre-20th National Party Congress of Chinese Communist Party last October, mutual de-escalation of forces has been put on the backburner with Indian Army also fully deployed to tackle military emergency.

Indian Army troops patrolling in East Ladakh to ward off any Chinese belligerence across the LAC.
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 12:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

NIA charges 68 PFI leaders for ‘conspiracy to establish Islamic rule by 2047’

The PFI leaders were working to create a wedge between people of different communities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and were working to establish Islamic rule in India by 2047.

The NIA filed two chargesheets in two separate cases of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Published on Mar 17, 2023 07:06 PM IST

NIA chargesheet on Shivamogga IS conspiracy: 2 graduates paid in crypto

These IS terror operatives were being paid in crypto currencies by their online handler by fund transfers from abroad.

NIA team investigating Shivmoga case
Published on Mar 17, 2023 04:45 PM IST

India is ready, Japan to take a call on expanding defence cooperation

Next week, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida will be in Delhi on Monday and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow to firm up “no limits” alliance with Russia. The ball is now in PM Kishida’s court if he wants to deepen defence and cyber security ties with India.

PM Narendra Modi with Japanese PM Fumio Kishida.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 11:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Pakistan overtakes Afghanistan as the most terror-hit country

A report by Australia based Institute for Economics and Peace states that Pakistan has recorded a 120 per cent increase in terror related deaths with Balochistan Liberation Army the fastest growing terror group.

The Global Terrorism Index has noted that terrorism remains primarily concentrated along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, with 63 per cent of attacks and 74 per cent of deaths in the area
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 02:48 PM IST

China-backed Shia-Sunni detente, AUKUS will impact India's Indo-Pacific strategy

The China-backed Saudi Arabia-Iran detente and its expanding strategic levers in Islamic World with ports in Iran, Oman, UAE, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is designed to choke India in its own Indian Ocean backyard with New Delhi facing a possible action from Beijing over its close relations with its QUAD partners, two of which are in the AUKUS alliance, on its northern land frontiers.

File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping onboard second aircraft carrier Shandong.
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 08:13 AM IST

Navy to approach govt for three AIP-equipped attack submarines

In the backdrop of the expansion of the Chinese Navy and its belligerence in the Indo-Pacific, India is looking to upgrade its submarine deterrence in synergy with its QUAD partners.

Kalveri class submarine
Published on Mar 14, 2023 09:50 AM IST
By, New India

NIA raids five locations in Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra to probe ISKP case

The NIA probe found that Mohamed Shariq, Maaz Muneer Khan, Yasin and others targeted public and private properties including warehouses, hardware shops, vehicles, liquor shops and other properties belonging to a particular community, having committed over 25 incidents of arson and sabotage.

The NIA on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet against three operatives of the banned Babbar Khalsa International in a case related to seizure of arms, ammunition and improvised explosive devices in Haryana last year, an official said. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 10:37 PM IST

Australia to host Malabar Exercises for QUAD navies off Sydney

Facing Chinese belligerence in the Indo-Pacific, India and Australia are all set to cement bilateral ties with maritime defence cooperation on top of the agenda.

Australian PM Anthony Albanese in a Tejas-M fighter onboard INS Vikrant on Thursday
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 09:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India under Modi more likely to respond with military: US intel on Pak goading

The US Intelligence annual assessment on Monday feared a military escalation between India and China after strained ties post 2020 Galwan clash and Narendra Modi's government retaliation against Pakistan in the event of unrest in Kashmir or terror attack in India by Islamabad supported extremist groups.

Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained over the Kashmir issue and cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan.(PTI file)
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 01:34 PM IST

INS Vikrant to get battle-ready post-monsoon after INS Vikramaditya

With Indo-Pacific getting heated with China threatening the US over Taiwan, India’s two aircraft carriers will be battle-ready post-monsoon and will project dominance in the Indian Ocean region and synergize with QUAD navies.

A MiG-29K fighter operated from INS Vikrant during on board Naval Commanders Meeting and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's review this week.
Published on Mar 08, 2023 08:49 AM IST

China offers two-year debt moratorium to cash-strapped Sri Lanka

While India has offered carte blanche support to Sri Lanka for IMF extended fund facility as per debt sustainability analysis which entails 10 year loan moratorium and 15 years for debt restructuring, China has offered only a two years debt moratorium to the Island nation that allowed Beijing a 99 year lease on Hambantota Port.

File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe.(AFP file)
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 11:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India-bound Australia and Japan PMs, China is the elephant in the room

Chinese belligerence in the Indo-Pacific will be one of the main agendas as Australian PM Anthony Albanese and Japan PM Fumio Kishida arrive in India this month.

Australia PM Anthony Albanese (left), PM Narendra Modi (centre) and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida.
Published on Mar 06, 2023 09:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Jaishankar's aide and China desk head Shilpak Ambule headed for Singapore

Dr Shilpak Ambule leaves as head of China division in South Block to succeed P Kumaran as India's ambassador to Singapore, Gulf division head Vipul goes to Qatar to replace Dr Deepak Mittal, who joins PMO as joint secretary at the end of this month

File photo of Dr Shilpak Ambule as Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 09:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Russia played tough at G-20 Ministerial, but India managed the outcome document

It is to India’s diplomatic credit that there was agreement in 15 out of 17 paragraphs at the G-20 Finance Ministers meeting in Bengaluru and 22 out of 24 at the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Delhi.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, PM Narendra Modi and US President Joseph Biden.
Published on Mar 04, 2023 01:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

China cautious, India determined to restore peace on Ladakh border

The road to normalization of bilateral ties between India and China lies in Beijing restoring legitimate patrolling rights of the Indian Army in Depsang Plains and Charding Nullah junction in Demchok followed by de-escalation of forces all along the 3488 km LAC.

Situation in East Ladakh is stable but unpredictable with both sides ready and prepared all along the LAC
Published on Mar 03, 2023 09:22 AM IST

NIA attaches property of IC-814 hijacking accomplice Mushtaq 'Latram'

The NIA has attached Srinagar property of Mushtaq Zargar alias Latram, who was released in exchange of IC-814 hostages in 1999 along with Harkat-ul-Ansar terrorists Masood Azhar, who later formed Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Omar Sayeed Sheikh, who killed journalist Daniel Pearl.

File photo of 1999 IC 814 hijacking to Kandahar by Pakistan based terror groups.
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:40 AM IST

Anti-drone jammers show positive results on Indo-Pak border

The Indian Army is satisfied with the test results of anti-drone jammers and spoofers deployed this year in Jammu and Punjab sector against drug, explosives and wespon carrying drones launched by Pakistan based terror groups.

Chinese made drone launched from Pakistan with drugs and explosives consignment brought down by security forces in Jammu sector.
Published on Mar 02, 2023 07:33 AM IST

Indian neighbourhood in crisis as Nepal faces political turmoil yet again

Barring hermit kingdom of Bhutan and Sheikh Hasina-ruled Bangladesh, India’s neighbourhood is singed with political and economic turmoil, with countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal facing a long road for recovery while Myanmar and Afghanistan virtually failed states.

Pakistan is facing a triple whammy of economic crisis, political turmoil and terror attacks. .
Published on Feb 28, 2023 10:58 AM IST

Combined commanders to discuss future wars in Bhopal

Lessons from on-going Ukraine war and the military stand-off in East Ladakh will be on the table as India's top military commanders discuss the use of stand-off weapons like armed drones, missiles and rockets in future wars.

Indian Special Forces
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 07:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Prachanda’ ditches KP Oli for Dueba in Nepal Presidential election

The political merry-go-round in the Himalayan Republic of Nepal continues with Prime Minister Prachanda ditching ally KP Oli for Nepali Congress candidate for the forthcoming Presidential elections.

KP Oli has been left high and dry after ally Prachanda ditched him and supported the Nepali Congress for the Presidential election.
Updated on Feb 25, 2023 12:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sri Lanka forex down to USD 500 million, postpones local polls

With China still to come on board the IMF and Paris Club debt restricting analysis of Sri Lanka, the economic crisis is worsening in the Island Nation with US and Japan only hope for providing loan on arrears.

File photo of Sri Lankan protests over price rise and lack of essential commodities in 2022.
Updated on Feb 25, 2023 10:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NIA hits at Khalistan terror-gangster network, six arrested

Close associates of gangsters Arsh Dalla, Lawrence Bishnoi, Jaggu Bhagwanpuria and Goldy Brar have been arrested in the recent raids of the NIA.

NIA launched searches across India to crack down on the gangster syndicate.
Updated on Feb 23, 2023 10:22 AM IST

Pakistan no longer can get a free terror pass for China in Afghanistan

The attack on a Chinese hotel and Pak embassy in Kabul by ISKP with active Uighur elements, the Baluch insurgent attacks and TTP’s attacks on Pak Army and security forces indicate weakening of Pak deep state clout and pose a serious threat to Belt-Road Initiative (BRI)

Longan Hotel also called the Chinese Hotel in Kabul after terror attack on December 12 2022.
Updated on Feb 21, 2023 12:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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