V. Venkateswara Rao

The author is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad and a retired senior corporate professional.

India’s Quest for Building a Formidable Military-Industrial Complex

Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister of India and the chief guest at the inaugural session of Firstpost Defence Summit held in New Delhi in...

Poland Shows That Populists Are Not Invincible

The two most recent attempts to defeat populists in power in Hungary and Turkey failed. Moreover, the populist coalition won the election in Italy....

Oppenheimer and the Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Oppenheimer, a blockbuster biographical film directed by Christopher Nolan, is showing on the big screen in many countries. Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American...

Sudan: Rule by Sword

Tensions have been reportedly brewing for weeks between the two most powerful generals of Sudan, who just 18 months earlier had jointly orchestrated a...

Let the Great Powers Give Peace a Chance

The Russo-Ukrainian War has completed a year, yet there is no clear victor. But there is no hope of a roll back or peace...

Defence Sector Reforms Are Essential to Realize India’s Superpower Aspirations

India's defence sector got 5.94 trillion rupees ($72.6 billion) for 2023-24, in the recently presented Union Budget. Out of the total defence budget of...

China’s Proposed Super Hydropower Dam on Brahmaputra River is a Mega Concern for India

In November 2020, China's state-owned media shared plans to build a huge 60-gigawatt "super hydropower dam" on a section of the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung...

The US-China “Thucydides Trap” and India

Xi Jinping has been confirmed as General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China for a historic third term, after a week-long political...

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