Profile of P. Stobdan
India, which hosts the SCO summit on November 30, should lay out a fresh template to revitalise the Eurasian grouping.
Tensions at LAC this time are unlikely to move pass like other issues such as Depsang in 2013, Chumur in 2014, and Doklam in 2017 that momentarily impacted India-China ties, writes P. Stobdan.
India should step forward to recognise the changed reality and pragmatically engage with the Taliban regardless of their past adversarial attitudes towards India.
For a long time, circumstances never permitted Ladakh to shape its own political identity and the intermittent attempts by people to voice local aspirations were either ruthlessly crushed or skillfully outmanoeuvred by political masters from outside.
The difference this time around was the proposal initiated by France that had no other geopolitical motive except for curbing terrorism. This may have thrown China’s plan off balance.
Former ambassador P. Stobdan's diary on a trip to Tibet.
Indian diplomacy during Putin’s visit was masterful, but defence cooperation alone cannot sustain the relationship—more economic content is vital
The political narrative in Kashmir has changed after youths took over the reins of dissent. Unless New Delhi changes tack, Kashmir will slip away.
Sly and smiling, Beijing excels in making canny moves that can maim India