Big Picture, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

New directions in Indian foreign policy

Watch debate here Summary: In just over 18 months after becoming prime minister, Modi has already visited 30 countries, three of them – the United States, France and Nepal seeing two visits each. Though Modi has not yet touched base on the African continent, the historic India-Africa Summit was held in New Delhi in October… Continue reading New directions in Indian foreign policy

Editorials, GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

Save Security from the Establishment

Article Link Even with prior intelligence information India was not able to prevent terror attacks on Pathankot airbase recently. Same was the case with 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Those who were supposed to act on the terror alerts, those who were supposed to guard the seas and those who were supposed to protect Mumbai, all carried… Continue reading Save Security from the Establishment

Big Picture, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

A Case for Expanding DBT

Article Link So far, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) has been able to tackle two major issues associated with subsidies in India-targeting and leakages. This makes the time ripe to have DBT for all subsidy programmes. What is DBT? The government’s DBT plan involves transferring the subsidy amount directly to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts. Here, the… Continue reading A Case for Expanding DBT