Shantanu Mukharji

Shantanu Mukharji

Senior security expert

The writer is a retired IPS officer and a Bangladesh watcher. He was also posted in Dhaka to oversee Indian security concerns.

Opinions/Stories

Shameful violence in aftermath of PM Modi’s Dhaka visit 

Modi’s powerful and emotional rhetoric in praise of Sheikh Mujib and India’s relations with Bangladesh augured very well as Indo-BD ties were placed on a new pedestal by the historic recent trip…

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Opinion: PM Modi's visit to open new vista in Indo-Bangladesh ties

Bangladesh is celebrating golden jubilee of attaining independence and centenary year of Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rehman

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Opinion: Is worst still waiting to happen in Myanmar?

Myanmar citizens are surely in a defiant mood but military has continued its crackdown against the protesters

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Opinion: Is Turkey wooing Pakistan through defence cooperation? 

Pakistan has been cosying up to Turkey and the latter too has been reciprocating in good measure

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Opinion: Pakistan's embarrassment is a spanner in Imran Khan's Colombo visit

Sri Lanka's decision to cancel Pakistan PM Imran Khan's address to Sri Lankan Parliament is being assessed as triumph of Indian policymakers

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Opinion: PDM renews plans to corner Imran Khan

As per the latest plans, the PDM will organize a long march towards Islamabad. This anti-government alliance with the blessings of former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has also decided that all…

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Opinion: US ire against Pakistan on acquittal of Daniel Pearl killer

Pakistani establishment always felt that Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump had abandoned Pakistan unlike other Republican Presidents, and therefore it’s time to reach out to the fresh…

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Active presence of Chinese intelligence in Afghanistan

According to the sources placed in Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) which also oversees intelligence, a full-fledged Chinese ring of intelligence active in Kabul was busted…

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Hazara killings in Pakistan: Crisis deepens

Politicians and anti-government forces are continuing with scathing attacks on the government for its abject failure to protect the minorities -- especially in the matter of a sensitive province…

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Opinion: Religious aberrations in Pakistan

It would appear advisable for Pakistan to delink religion from politics to try and allow democracy to remain in place. Any flirting with religion would be costly leaving no chances for redemption…

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Opinion: Dynamic measures to strengthen national security on telecom

It’s imperative to point out that India is among the top three countries in the world, vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

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Opinion: Will a cabinet reshuffle help Imran Khan to restore order in Pakistan?

The Government is employing all its tools to foil the event citing fears of Corona epidemic and other reasons but so far organisers look completely defiant.

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Is Islamic radicalism on the rise in Bangladesh?

Amid this spurt in the activities of the zealots, a new controversy has erupted which is just a pretext to air bigotry thoughts of the Islamic radicals in Bangladesh.

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Europe in the grip of terror 

As French President Emmanuel Macron has hardened his stance describing the acts of terror in France as part of Islamic terror, the Muslim world has gone on protesting taking to streets.

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Third anniversary of Kenya mall attacks: Threat still looms large

One of the worst terrors attacks in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenyan mall attack continues to haunt security experts Read Article