Manoj Joshi

OPEN TO OPINION

The Bigger Picture

Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation.

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BRICS was no victory for India: Why China won't break ties with Pakistan

The challenge is to enable Islamabad to make a soft-landing rather than a crash that can have unpredictable consequences.

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Doklam standoff: China can no longer corner India

The decision to disturb the status quo was done with particular end in view, which has probably come unstuck by the Indian action.

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How BJP used Kargil martyrs for their political benefit

Vijay Divas was a means of concealing the guilt of the BJP-led NDA government in allowing Pakistani forces to make massive incursions.

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The truth about US clearing over $600 billion to boost defence ties with India

America's policy on South Asia is under review but you can be sure, its focus will not be India, but Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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How China is eyeing influence over the region with Bhutan

Chinese borders with Bhutan have arisen through their establishing control over Tibet.

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When Modi meets Trump - things will be a lot different

This will be PM's fifth and shortest bilateral visit to the US since he took office.

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Modi can't take India-America ties for granted with US President Trump

New Delhi is going through the motions of pretending everything is normal.

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President Hassan Rouhani's landslide win in Iran elections is good news for India too

Oil is not the only factor in New Delhi-Tehran relations — connectivity is.

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Why it's dangerous for BJP government to assume it can resolve Kashmir crisis

Last week's massive combing operation is a clear indication that things are regressing on the ground in J&K.

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Why authoritarian rule by leaders like Modi and Yogi Adityanath wouldn't work in India

They do not have the large numbers of administrators and managers who can get this system to work at higher levels of efficiency.