India's new minister for external affairs brushes aside those who see him as a relic from the Cold War era. As for being a hawk--or a dove--he says we're running a foreign policy, not a bird sanctuary.
'Personal Explanation', as delivered by the the former external affairs minister in the Rajya Sabha in which he maintains that 'athough the report of the Pathak Authority is a flawed document, but it is categorical ... [and] has in clear terms said t
He was anything but controlled as he held forth on how the present government of Iraq has no credibility anywhere, Saddam's support for Emergency, bemoaned the break-up of the USSR, rubbished the previous government running after Strobe Talbott and h
The EAM on how to 'advance cooperation between the two countries, turn our backs on the barriers and suspicions of the past and in some way endeavour to create and encourage the spirit of enterprise for businessmen'
So said the US SoS and while the EAM got a 30 minute audience with Prez Bush, crucial support on the UNSC seat still remains elusive apart from pleasantries about India's 'growing influence in international politics and in international organizations
'The infirmities of the non-proliferation order have imposed costs on India and have had an adverse impact on our security, as much of the clandestine proliferation which is today the focus of attention has tended to flow into or emanate from our nei
The EAM's over-eagerness to report on what he had reported to the US SoS on Indo-Pak relations did stand out among the rest of the laundry list on F-16s, NSSP, Nepal, UNSC seat for India and so on, while the differences on Iran gas pipe line were cle
"Both governments have agreed to allow travel across the LOC between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad by bus. Travel will be by an entry permit system, once identities are verified .... The bus service is expected to commence from 7 April 2005"
'For us, Kashmir does not merely mean a few square kilometres of land ...' . The EAM on wide range of issues: tsunami aid, Indo-Pak, Palestine-Israel, J&K, SAARC, SC seat with veto in SC, foreign policy, and, yes, even Pokhran II...