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India-Sri Lanka: Repairing Frayed Ties That Bind

India-Sri Lanka: Repairing Frayed Ties That Bind

The first Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit on September 26 is likely to build on common concerns like security, economy and tourism while accepting that China will continue to play a role in the island state.

14 February 2022
AICC Reshuffle By Sonia Gandhi Gives No Glide-Path For Congress Recovery

AICC Reshuffle By Sonia Gandhi Gives No Glide-Path For Congress Recovery

The AICC revamp came in the backdrop of a major push for organisational reform by some of the party’s and Nehru-Gandhi family’s staunchest loyalists.

14 February 2022

Takeaway From CWC Meet: Reform, Revival Can Wait; Hail The Nehru-Gandhis First

The net result of the seven-hour CWC meeting was that the Congress party remained where it was. There were no definite answers on when the full-time president...

Dawood Ibrahim Will Never Face Trial In India; No Closure For Families Of Mumbai Blasts Victims

Dawood Ibrahim Will Never Face Trial In India; No Closure For Families Of Mumbai Blasts Victims

Pakistan has named Dawood together with 87 others in a new sanctions list. But it is mainly to avoid facing the heat from the Paris-based Financial Action Task...

14 February 2022

As Bangladesh Cosies Up To China, New Delhi Looks For Path Correction

Use of issue of illegal influx of Bangladeshi immigrants as an election plank by the ruling dispensation harms ties with a friendly country. It shows little...

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14 February 2022
Respect India's Sovereignty: PM Modi's Clear I-day Message To China And Pakistan

Respect India's Sovereignty: PM Modi's Clear I-day Message To China And Pakistan

Though the PM did not name either country in his Independence day address, his reference to LoC (Line of Control) and LAC (Line of Actual Control) made it...


14 February 2022
Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate: What It May Mean For India

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate: What It May Mean For India

Indians are happy because Harris has her roots in Chennai. But the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre may not share the same enthusiasm as a Democratic...


14 February 2022
India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.


14 February 2022
South Asia’s New Cartographic War: India, Nepal And Now Pakistan

South Asia’s New Cartographic War: India, Nepal And Now Pakistan

It was India which started the trend. The new map may be Islamabad’s response to India’s action in October 2019 when New Delhi issued a new political map...


14 February 2022
Ram Mandir And Article 370: August 5 Signifies The Complete Transformation Of National Politics

Ram Mandir And Article 370: August 5 Signifies The Complete Transformation Of National Politics

Both the events -- Article 370 abrogation and Ram Janmabhoomi -- are landmark events for BJP that will rewrite the history of the country. The date marks the...


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14 February 2022
Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.


14 February 2022
India's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Could Push Bangladesh Towards China, Will New Delhi Change Course?

India's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Could Push Bangladesh Towards China, Will New Delhi Change Course?

The irresponsible finger-pointing and loose language used by BJP leaders against alleged Bangladeshi immigrants, during various election campaigns, has put off...


14 February 2022
No Love For Ram Or Ayodhya; It's A Question Of Survival For KP Sharma Oli In Nepal

No Love For Ram Or Ayodhya; It's A Question Of Survival For KP Sharma Oli In Nepal

By raking up a religious symbol and claiming Lord Rama as Nepali, Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is hoping to reap political mileage. It is a desperate...


14 February 2022
PM Modi’s Ladakh Visit Boosts Soldiers’ Morale But Takes Opposition By Surprise

PM Modi’s Ladakh Visit Boosts Soldiers’ Morale But Takes Opposition By Surprise

The Prime Minister’s Ladakh visit is unlikely to affect the ongoing efforts by Indian and Chinese commanders on the ground or diplomats in Delhi and Beijing...


14 February 2022
PM Modi's Surprise Ladakh Visit Has Silenced His Critics And Sent Out Strong Message To China

PM Modi's Surprise Ladakh Visit Has Silenced His Critics And Sent Out Strong Message To China

The Congress or any other Opposition party will now find it difficult to counter the powerful images of the PM Modi walking amid the soldiers and chants of...


14 February 2022
India Soft-peddles Hong Kong's New Security Law At UN In The Midst Of Border Tension

India Soft-peddles Hong Kong's New Security Law At UN In The Midst Of Border Tension

Perhaps, with both India and China trying to de-escalate at the moment, Delhi, with its wishy-washy statement on developments in Hong Kong, is holding its fire...


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14 February 2022
A New Political Reality In Backyard: India Must Face Chinese Presence In Nepal

A New Political Reality In Backyard: India Must Face Chinese Presence In Nepal

In Nepal, India and China are jostling for influence. India, Nepal’s traditional ally, had in recent years watched China steadily spreading its wings in the...


14 February 2022
Geelani’s Resignation From Hurriyat Brings Kashmiri Separatists Back In Political Discourse

Geelani’s Resignation From Hurriyat Brings Kashmiri Separatists Back In Political Discourse

Some argue that Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, at the fag end of his life, has foreclosed any option of compromise or dialogue and passed the...


14 February 2022
How Should We Interpret Mike Pompeo’s Support To India Amid China Standoff?

How Should We Interpret Mike Pompeo’s Support To India Amid China Standoff?

It is one thing to send additional warships to the Indo-Pacific waters to warn China that smaller countries around the South China Sea cannot be bullied. But...


14 February 2022
India-China Border Protocol Can’t Work Without A Political Will

India-China Border Protocol Can’t Work Without A Political Will

Though China is in the mood to continue its saber-rattling, no one is expecting a full-scale war. China’s end game is difficult to fathom.


14 February 2022
Strategic Autonomy India's Best Option As US Offers To Help Ease Indo-China Conflict

Strategic Autonomy India's Best Option As US Offers To Help Ease Indo-China Conflict

At the moment, the US and India’s strategic view of China is similar. It helps India to have American and Western backing. Nobody, however, should have any...


14 February 2022
Will Modi's Push For Self-Reliance Based On 'Make In India' Work?

Will Modi's Push For Self-Reliance Based On 'Make In India' Work?

Under the new 'Swadeshi' banner, there is no clarion call to buy only Indian brands, which are made by Indians. Instead, it is a mindset that drives the...


14 February 2022
Congress Confident Of Keeping The Flock Together In Rajasthan, But Threat From BJP Is Palpable

Congress Confident Of Keeping The Flock Together In Rajasthan, But Threat From BJP Is Palpable

Both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have, for now, been putting up a united front, telling reporters that though the BJP was making efforts to destabilize the...


14 February 2022
India’s Rejection To Trump's Offer To Broker Peace With China Stems From Its Past Experiences

India’s Rejection To Trump's Offer To Broker Peace With China Stems From Its Past Experiences

India, whose views are sought by others on the key challenges facing the world, can now hardly be expected to fall back on another country to resolve an issue...


14 February 2022
What Can Stop Indo-China Spats To Recur? Diplomatic Channels And Clarification of LAC May Hold Solutions

What Can Stop Indo-China Spats To Recur? Diplomatic Channels And Clarification of LAC May Hold Solutions

With the Chinese soldiers having clearly intruded a few kilometres into India-held positions, how can the stand-off be resolved without either side having to...


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