Opinion » CommentPosted at: Dec 4, 2017, 12:44 AM; last updated: Dec 4, 2017, 12:44 AM (IST)Playing the Great GameSandeep DikshitBalancing out gains and costsAt sea: Costs involved to sustain ‘heightened’ maritime activity are immense.Sandeep Dikshit
THE three years of the Narendra Modi government have seen a shifting of the goal posts of the Great Game in South Asia. The British navy’s muscle at one time brooked no contest; hence the maritime domain posed no challenges.
Opinion » CommentPosted at: Nov 13, 2017, 12:29 AM; last updated: Nov 13, 2017, 12:29 AM (IST)Farewell to Russian arms!Sandeep DikshitCan the visit of US personnel to a Russia-built Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya turn out to be the last nail that killed the warmth in Indo-Russia defence ties?Sandeep Dikshit
For the last 15 years, India and Russia have been locked in a defence relationship that seems unnatural as political ties were drifting.
India may once again express its diplomatic annoyance with the U.S. following revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) had spied on its London mission. Government sources here said the subject was mentioned during a meeting between a high-level official and U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell following reports a fortnight ago about India being the fifth most tracked country by the NSA.
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