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

How Nijjar weaponized Khalistan, Trudeau looked the other way

After the 2020 MoU between the NIA and Canadian RCMP, the former shared detailed intelligence and dossiers on Nijjar's friends but to no avail.

Anti-India posters put up by Khalistanis outside Brampton temple in Canada.
Published on Sep 24, 2023 09:19 AM IST

Indian Navy to muscle up as Pak gets Chinese submarines

India needs more submarines for coastal protection and deterrence against Pakistan and China.

Kalveri, Shishumar and Sindhugosh class of Indian Navy patrolling in Indian Ocean.
Published on Sep 24, 2023 06:45 AM IST

KTF terrorist Arshdeep Dala has a killer record bigger than Nijjar

Khalistan terror in Canada: Controversy over the killing of designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar has put the spotlight on extremist activities in Canada.

Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala.
Published on Sep 23, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Nijjar was a killer, not a religious head, says Indian Intel

A dossier put together by Indian intelligence agencies claims that he became the head of the Sikh temple by threatening his own cousin Raghbir Singh Nijjar.

Mixing terror with religion the Hardeep Singh Nijjar way.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 07:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

How Trudeau’s allegations over Nijjar killing exposes Western double standards

Rather than providing proof of its so-called agents involved in Nijjar’s killing, Trudeau indicted the Modi government for a crime that it had not committed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 12:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India extends its sea legs to Oman and Mauritius to monitor Indian Ocean Region

With its allies Oman and Mauritius, India got Port Duqm and Agalega Islands to get better maritime domain awareness and coastal security for Port Louis.

Chinese surveillance vessel Shi Yan 6 is entering the Indian Ocean Region on September 23 and expected to dock at Colombo on September 29.
Published on Sep 22, 2023 05:48 AM IST

When India handed over list of Khalistani operatives to Canada's Trudeau in 2018

Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down outside a Gurdwara in Canada's Surrey, British Columbia, on June 18.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets then Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in Amritsar in 2018. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Punjab gangster Sukha Duneke killed in inter-gang rivalry in Canada

According to information, Sukha Duneke fled to Canada from India on forged documents in 2017 and has seven criminal cases registered against him.

Sukhdool Singh aka Sukha Duneke
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Share evidence on Nijjar, not accusations, India tells Canada

The officials said one of India’s primary concerns is the safety of Indians and the Indian diaspora in Canada.

PM Modi and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.(HT File)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 05:19 AM IST

Nijjar killing: List of 21 Pro-Khalistan elements taking shelter in Canada

Hardeep Singh Nijjar: India said that the allegations levelled by Canada are incorrect and based on unsubstantiated assumptions.

Khalistan flags are seen outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Surrey, British Columbia.(AP)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 11:05 AM IST

Justin Trudeau triggers divide in Canada's Indian diaspora without evidence

There are no less than 21 pro-Khalistan separatists sheltered by Canada, who are now weaponized by PM Justin Trudeau to target Indian diplomats and assets.

Even if India provides the proof that it has nothing to do with Nijjar killing, PM Justin Trudeau has already done the damage.
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 01:30 PM IST

India read the riot act to the Canadian NSA during the G-20 summit

PM Justin Trudeau is playing vote bank politics in singling out India for interference in internal affairs of Canada. He just does not have a case.

Big story PM Modi rejected all the unsubstantiated allegations of interference made by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau during the G-20 summit.
Published on Sep 19, 2023 02:10 PM IST

Kokernag ops continue for 3rd day against Pak-LeT jihadists

The PSO to Col Manpreet Singh is missing. A body can be seen near the hideout but there is no positive identification.

File photo of security forces involved in counter-terrorist operations.
Published on Sep 15, 2023 10:41 AM IST

PM Modi and Crown Prince MBS to push for Middle-East corridor implementation

With PM Modi and Prince MBS having personal relationship based on mutual trust, India and Saudi Arabia will further cement ties.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia upon his arrival at Bharat Mandapam convention centre for the G20 Summit in New Delhi on September 9. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 09:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Middle-East Corridor is new Indian spice route to rival the Chinese silk road

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Barring a small stretch of railroad that has to be built by Saudi Arabia, the entire corridor is complete.

US President Joe Biden exchanges greetings with Saudi Arabian Prime Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe connectivity corridor as part of the G20 Leaders' Summit in New Delhi on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 11:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

The Middle-East trade-tech corridor will bring India and Europe close via Arabia

The key players in conceiving and executing the project have been India, UAE, US, Saudi Arabia and European powers like France, Germany and Italy.

Big story (L-R) Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. US President Joe Biden. UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 11:09 PM IST

Analysis: PM Modi, President Biden express trust in each other, deepen ties

The decisions taken during PM Modi’s visit to the US in July and reflected in the joint statement are being speedily implemented unlike in the past.

PM Modi with US President Joe Biden at LKM on Friday
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:17 AM IST

View: India under PM Modi’s watch claims rightful place in the world

PM Modi has been able to inspire confidence and belief among the people of Bharat that India was taking strong strides to become a developed nation before 2047.

PM Narendra Modi with External Affairs MInister S Jaishankar
Published on Sep 08, 2023 01:31 PM IST

PM to hold over 15 bilateral meets during G20; Hasina, Biden on list: Sources

G20 Summit Updates: On September 8, PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Mauritius, Bangladesh and the US.

PM Modi with Bangladesh Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina.
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 10:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Major multilateral initiatives to be announced during the G20 Summit

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally monitoring G20 preparations, the concerned ministries are giving last minute touches for a successful summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host US President Joe Biden at LKM at 7: 45 pm onwards today. for a bilateral meeting.
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 09:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi will try to squeeze in pull-aside meet with Sunak, Kishida and Albanese

Such is the time-pressure, that US President Joe Biden and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina are virtually driving directly to LKM to meet PM Modi on Friday

A file photo of PM Modi clearing official files in his official aircraft.
Published on Sep 07, 2023 09:58 AM IST

PM Modi to hold bilateral talks with UAE’s MBZ during G-20 Summit

UAE's President bin Zayed dialled PM Modi on August 24 to congratulate on Chandrayaan-3's success and thank him for BRICS support.

File photo of PM Narendra Modi and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Published on Sep 06, 2023 08:24 AM IST

Before Biden meeting, Modi to meet Mauritius PM, African Union head during G20

There is consensus among G20 nations over sustainable development and food security but political navigation is required to address Ukraine debate.

File photo of PM Narendra Modi with Mauritius Prime MInister Pravind Jagnauth.
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 08:49 AM IST

PM Modi to host bilaterals with Biden, Macron and Sheikh Hasina

While many leaders have requested bilaterals with India, PM Modi as a host is hard-pressed for time and restricted by the travel schedules of the visitors.

PM Modi with US President BIden and French President Macron during the G-20 summit in Bali in 2022.
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 09:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

View: New China map signals Xi’s assertion over Asia

China's co-opting of Arunachal Pradesh with Mandarin names and East Ladakh with rejected 1959 lines indicates its ambition to dominate Asia.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Published on Sep 02, 2023 09:08 AM IST

President Xi not coming for G 20, Premier Li takes his place

While note verbale for Premier Li Qiang’s visit to India is still awaited, flight plans of his aircraft have been filed from Jakarta.

Big story India and China talking past each other.
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 02:55 AM IST

Map controversy casts shadow on Xi Jinping’s India visit for G20 summit

By releasing the so-called standard map of China, Beijing wants to teach India a lesson for rejecting normalization of ties until border issues are sorted out.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping.
Published on Aug 30, 2023 09:36 AM IST

India allows export of rice to Singapore

Two days ago, the Centre temporarily stopped the export of any basmati rice consignment that was being sold overseas for less than $1,200 a tonne.

India has decided to allow export of rice to Singapore to meet the food security requirements of the South East Asian nation
Published on Aug 29, 2023 11:08 PM IST

Confusion over Sri Lanka granting permission to Chinese survey vessel in October

Sri Lanka asked China to revise arrival of the ship and the permission to dock may be given after President Wickremesinghe visits China in October.

File photo of Chinese ballistic missile tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota port in August 2022.
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 10:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Joe Biden to visit Vietnam in September, White House says

The White House said, “The leaders will explore opportunities to promote the growth of a technology-focused and innovation-driven Vietnamese economy."

US president Joe Biden(Reuters)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 10:03 PM IST
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