New Delhi is on the back foot in Afghanistan, while the US is relying on Pakistan to bring the Taliban to the dialogue table.
Will the former president's return mean having Chinese naval presence within hair's breadth?
All eyes will be on the new institution to see if it can actually deliver as competing with the IMF and World Bank would not be a cakewalk.
It's self-defeating to slam the Ufa meeting as it was a modest step to begin India-Pakistan re-engagement.
Knowing the prime minister's talent for out-of-the-box thinking, he may spring a surprise.
New Delhi’s relations with Tel Aviv may be growing but so is its engagement with the oil-rich Arab world.
Beijing had blocked India's attempt at the UN to embarrass Islamabad over the release of the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind, but it is not surprising.
Has she simply been gullible and acted as she claimed on humanitarian grounds?
Where is the guarantee that when tempers run high, either in Assam or Meghalaya, the bus won’t be stopped by local mobs and passengers attacked?