Developments along the LAC, where a face-off continues between Indian and Chinese soldiers, has somewhat affected the Modi government’s success at the diplomatic front.
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 that it sees essentially as a bilateral one.
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 eat the humble pie?
The build-up at the border—triggered by aggressive posturing and ‘transgressions’ by soldiers of the PLA into the Indian side of the LAC—coincides with a marked rise in anti-China feelings in India in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
How politics in Nepal might pan out in the coming days may not be in India’s control. But Delhi must reclaim the primacy of place it enjoyed for decades among the Nepali political leaders, as well as the people of the country.
The American President has been showing signs of growing nervousness in the face of widespread criticism on the COVID-19 issue in an election year.
Sanders’ radical list of demands, like writing off trillion dollars’ worth of student and medical loans, had set off alarm bells through much of the Democratic party establishment.
The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share the drug with other countries in a crisis-situation like this, wherein a large number of people are dying every day, is commendable, writes Pranay Sharma.
The US is the worst hit country with nearly 300,000 cases and 8000 deaths, over 3,500 of them in New York alone.
Experts feel Delhi should not bring back the minority Sikh community as it would only demoralise the Afghan government and further polarise the fractious society.
The move to blame China for the current mess the world finds itself in began in the United States with President Donald Trump’s critical public utterances.
This is not a panic reaction to any particular development in the country or a comment on the government’s handling of the situation. It is a global exercise on the instruction of the US State department.
With the United States getting into exit-mode to leave the country and paving the way for an eventual Taliban-take over, India seems to be the last viable backer for the Afghan government of Ashraf Ghani.
Engaging in blame-game at this juncture could only lead to division at a time when there is a collective attempt to face the biggest challenge a globalised world has faced so far.
Modi was scheduled to travel to Bangladesh on a two-day visit from March 17 to participate in the “Jatir Pita”-- Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary celebration programme -- but his trip was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The communists, the Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam and sections of students had held a series of protests in Dhaka and other Bangladeshi cities this month to express displeasure with the BJP-led government in India in the wake of the Delhi riots.
Trump's decision to come to India without being assured that a trade deal will be on the table shows the value he gives to the country and PM Modi.
The hype notwithstanding, Pakistan is unlikely to be put in the “blacklist” of the Financial Action Task Force in the foreseeable future, writes Pranay Sharma.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra outside her bungalow at Chharabra near Shimla.PTI Photo
Congress President Soniya Gandhi enjoys the pleasant weather outside the bungalow at Chharabra in Shimla.PTI Photo
Waterlogged railway tracks due to heavy rain, near Tikiapara Railway Station in Howrah district.PTI Photo
Students attend a class at a school that reopened after ease in COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, in Sangli.PTI Photo
Hindu devotees perform rituals for their ancestors on the first day of 'Pitru Paksha' at Sangam in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
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With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
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