Operation Dhvast

Operation Dhvast Context: Three people have been detained by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the searches that were carried out on Wednesday as part of a nationwide operation in cases involving terrorist-gangster-drug smuggler networks known as “Operation Dhvast.” Points to Ponder: Operation […]

Elections And The Airwaves

Elections And The Airwaves Context: Political parties had free airtime during the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly elections on public broadcasters All India Radio (Akashvani) and Doordarshan. To avoid any preferential treatment in obtaining primetime slots, the Election Commission distributes time vouchers transparently using a lottery […]

India’s Balancing Act In Diplomacy

India’s Balancing Act In Diplomacy Context: Bilateral issues will take a back seat to India’s position in the multilateral sphere as Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels for a week to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia starting on May 19.  He will discuss these issues […]