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  • Foreign policy needs a domestic boost

    Foreign policy needs a domestic boost

    In the middle of several problems, an encouraging and reassuring sign of recent times is that India’s foreign policy has held its ground in the middle of mounting pressures from various sides, at times even earning unexpected praise from traditional rivals and critics.

    May 20, 2022
  • Back on track

    Back on track

    Getting India-Nepal ties back on an even keel is perhaps the most urgent task for the Indian foreign policy establishment in the neighbourhood.

    May 20, 2022
  • India’s balanced approach will offer a viable template

    India’s balanced approach will offer a viable template

    India’s approach to the Ukraine crisis being equidistant, independent, and balanced came under scrutiny within the country and outside.

    May 18, 2022
  • Pakistan’s neutrality

    Pakistan’s neutrality

    “We are friends with Russia and we are also friends with America. We are friends with China and with Europe. We are not in any camp." On March 2, Pakistan along with 34 other countries had abstained from voting on the United Nations’ resolution that condemned the “Russian aggression against Ukraine”.

    March 10, 2022
  • Permanent Interests

    Permanent Interests

    A neighbourhood first policy would definitely help; we may start by providing food and vaccine aid to countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, which are facing grave food and vaccine shortages. We can restore friendly relations with our neighbours, at no extra cost, by toning down our rhetoric and not letting domestic compulsions affect foreign relations and most importantly, by treating smaller countries properly

    September 30, 2021
  • ‘Indian moves excessively cautious’

    ‘Indian moves excessively cautious’

    At a time when the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will profoundly affect the geopolitics of the region, the former Foreign Secretary of India, Krishnan Srinivasan speaks to Soumyadip Mullick on what policy India must adopt now to tackle the Afghan dilemma.

    September 10, 2021
  • Nepal’s equidistance policy unrealistic

    Nepal’s equidistance policy unrealistic

    Diplomatic assignment in India is particularly challenging both diplomatically and personally.

    June 26, 2021
  • Blinken first

    Blinken first

    A foreign policy veteran despite his relatively young age, he has held key positions over three decades and helped lead US diplomatic efforts in the fight against ISIS, the re-balance in Asia, and the global refugee crisis. Already, recent interviews of Blinken ~ considered to be “Biden’s alter-ego” ~ are being dissected by the Indian foreign policy establishment and his utterances seen as positive for bilateral ties.

    November 27, 2020
  • Poll ramifications for Asia and the world

    Poll ramifications for Asia and the world

    While many world leaders would prefer former Vice President Joe Biden to win, President Donald Trump is undeterred and even buoyed that many foreign heads of state and policymakers oppose his “America First” policy.

    November 4, 2020
  • Why China won’t let India rise peacefully

    Why China won’t let India rise peacefully

    At the turn of the century China joined WTO which further expedited its economic growth. However, all this while its Communist Party of China (CPC)-led political system remained intact

    September 23, 2020
  • ‘Ask analysts’: Foreign minister Jaishankar ‘schools’ Rahul Gandhi on India’s foreign policy

    ‘Ask analysts’: Foreign minister Jaishankar ‘schools’ Rahul Gandhi on India’s foreign policy

    Jaishankar's no-holds-barred attack on Gandhi came after the former Congress chief, in a video message posted on Twitter on Friday, once again slammed the Narendra Modi government over the face-off with China in Ladakh.

    July 18, 2020
  • US report says China ‘stepped up aggressive policy’ towards India under Xi

    US report says China ‘stepped up aggressive policy’ towards India under Xi

    After Xi assumed power in 2012, there was a significant increase in clashes.

    July 3, 2020
  • Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden says strategic partnership with India ‘important to US security’

    Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden says strategic partnership with India ‘important to US security’

    At the fund raiser hosted by Chairman and CEO of Beacon Capital Partners Alan Leventhal, the former vice president said that India and the United States were natural partners.

    July 2, 2020
  • China’s ‘muscular’ policy will impact relations with India, other countries: US diplomat

    China’s ‘muscular’ policy will impact relations with India, other countries: US diplomat

    The diplomat said the recent events have shown that Beijing seeks more global prominence and they want that to go with their newfound wealth and economic help that they've been using.

    May 28, 2020
  • Geostrategy unplugged

    Geostrategy unplugged

    Duterte has charted his course of action, though it will be presumptuous to aver that the initiative is intended to be a snub to the White House and Pentagon.

    February 14, 2020
  • ‘India is not disruptive, it’s more of a decider than abstainer’: S Jaishankar

    ‘India is not disruptive, it’s more of a decider than abstainer’: S Jaishankar

    Addressing a gathering at the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, Jaishankar referred to tensions between the US and Iran and said they are two individualistic countries and what finally happens will depend on the players involved.

    January 15, 2020
  • Break the strange circle of ups and downs: Chinese minister on Indo-China relations

    Break the strange circle of ups and downs: Chinese minister on Indo-China relations

    Speaking at the two-day ‘Fourth India-China Think-Tanks Forum’ held in Beijing on November 28 to 29, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui said, 'The simultaneous rise of China and India is the most important historical event in the 21st century.'

    December 1, 2019