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REVISITING KARGIL
FIVE YEARS AFTER the end of the Kargil war, a chairborne brigade has charged into action, ready to relive the murderous battles of that 1999 campaign. At one level, the fracas can be dismissed as political theatre, not dissimilar to the manner in ...

DEALING WITH OIL PRICES
THE MODEST SLIDE in world crude prices this week does not signal a reversal of the trend of the past six months. Prices have drifted downward after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided last week to increase oil production by ...

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STATECRAFT
The BJP's past is not its future
By Harish Khare

Hindutva once paid electoral dividends because it answered the needs of the moment. And that moment has passed.

The challenges ahead
By R.K. Raghavan

Shivraj Patil starts with a clean image and we can expect him to fulfil his new role of stewarding what is generally looked upon as a political task with great aplomb.

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  • A burden
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  • Rajya Sabha elections
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