Profile of Harsh V. Pant
With visits to Saudi Arabia and UAE, Modi aims to position India globally so as to isolate Pakistan
The Modi government is striving to not only revive national pride in the country's ancient values, but also enhance India's hard power by using its soft-power advantages.
For years, Delhi was labeled as the obstacle to normalizing Sino-Indian ties. Modi has deftly turned the tables on Beijing.
Modi in a short eight months has given a new direction to Indian foreign policy.
India-Japan ties are expected to get a boost from the personal camaraderie of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
China’s rise leads India to seek new partners like Japan and South Korea
India has decimated its economic potential, and strategic autonomy is not an option
China’s aggressive behaviour is bringing India and Japan much closer that could have been envisioned just a few years back
China dominates BRICS with an economy larger than that of four other members combined
What’s significant is the diminishing role of India and the rapidity with which New Delhi has ceded strategic space to Beijing in South Asia and the Indian Ocean
By putting up for international bidding the same oil block that India had obtained from Vietnam for exploration, China has made its intentions clear.
As Washington and Kabul turn a new page in the Afghanistan saga, New Delhi should be keen to take this opportunity to become a more credible actor in its neighbourhood.
India walks delicate tightrope on Iran, given the domestic political situation, Sunni-Shia relations, growing energy needs, and a looming void in Afghanistan after the US departure
Wary of China, its southern neighbours court India. Vietnam and Burma’s opening towards India dovetails with India’s Look East Policy
The rise of BRICS is as exaggerated as the decline of the US. Tectonic plates of global politics are certainly shifting but they may not be shifting in predictable ways, at least not yet
The defence capability differential between China and India is rising at an alarming rate. If this is not tackled urgently, India will lose the confidence to conduct its foreign policy unhindered.
While India has little to worry about Pakistan’s desire to have more than 100 nuclear warheads, the possibility of leakage from the state to non-state actors is a serious threat
Given the lack of political leadership in New Delhi and an absence of strategic vision, can India capitalize in the opportunities that the changing international order is presenting?
With the wooing of Indonesia, India is signalling that it is indeed serious about its presence in Southeast Asia.
WikiLeaks is clearly the biggest story of the year gone by in terms of the policy impact it will have on the future conduct of global politics
Despite his noble intentions, Manmohan Singh is singularly failing to either manage the country well or to provide a vision for the nation's future. He may be a nice man but India needs an effective prime minister.
The latest disclosures from WikiLeaks merely confirm what has long been known that nuclear weapons in Pakistan have been giving sleepless nights to American policy-makers.
As the Nehruvian idealism has gradually been replaced by a more confident assertion of Indian national interests, it is time for India to make a more forceful dissociation from the perfunctory modalities of the UN
US and India need each other at this time of rapid structural change in global politics and economics being ushered in by the rise of China.
Many in India continue to believe that America will retain a substantive presence in Afghanistan. In the coming months, however, India will have to raise its game if it wants to retain any relevance in the evolving strategic milieu in Af-Pak