Harsh V Pant

OPEN TO OPINION

Musings from afar

The writer is Professor of International Relations at King's College London. His most recent book is India's Afghan Muddle (HarperCollins).

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Why Modi wasn't harsh with Aung San Suu Kyi over Myanmar's handling of Rohingya Muslims

New Delhi's strategic interests have become significant, especially as China’s trade, energy and defence ties with the country have surged.

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Why China's growing ties with Nepal should concern India

More needs to be done to strengthen bilateral relations between New Delhi and Kathmandu.

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How China plans to tame Sri Lanka with 'debt trap diplomacy'

For India, China's growing presence around its periphery will continue to pose challenges.

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How India should deal with China

Merely appeasing the Chinese won't work.

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Modi meets Netanyahu: India is finally looking at Israel as an ally

Despite developing close ties with Tel Aviv, previous governments had been reluctant to openly embrace ties with Israel.

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How China is expanding its military capabilities across the globe

The country is merely following in the footsteps of other major global powers that have established military bases abroad to secure their interests.

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India can't allow Chinese to overshadow its influence in Central Asia

It is time New Delhi gives the region the attention it deserves.

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Modi can't afford Russia siding with Pakistan instead of India

This at a time when New Delhi boycotted the One Belt, One Road summit organised by Beijing earlier this month.

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Pakistan stands isolated as the chief exporter of terrorism

New Delhi should build on this regional convergence to carve out a sustained policy against Islamabad.

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Despite visa issue, India must keep up with Australia. Both are leading powers in Indian Ocean region

Both likeminded nations should keep in mind China’s assault on maritime security and freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.