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POLITICS

 |  Right foot forward  |  7-minute read
NDA, Travel bills, Foreign policy, Narendra Modi

Modi’s foreign policy: Look beyond ‘travel bills’, the PM did some excellent work

The world has changed, and so has India. Modi, who started his international outings almost as a pariah, has both understood and strategically underlined these truths.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
US, UN, External affairs, Foreign policy

India can't be a predatory force if there's a begging bowl in her hand

For Indians, 2019 has to be the year of resistance to what India has become and to fight for justice at all levels.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Foreign policy, Us troops, Afghanistan, Indo-afghan ties

Warning bells: If US troops exit Kabul, and the Taliban holds sway, Pakistan could unleash 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' against India

We could soon see America leave Afghanistan's brutal war half-finished. The implications of this will be dreadful for ordinary Afghans. This is no good news for India either.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
Foreign policy, Diplomacy, Sushma Swaraj, Narendra Modi

Why 2018 has been a good year for India's relationship with the Middle East

As the West remains consumed with its internal problems, the Gulf states are looking for new partners and India’s pro-active engagement has given New Delhi a new profile.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Foreign policy, Vietnam, Ram Nath Kovind, My son

How the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind's visit to ‘My Son’ in Vietnam is a symbol of soft power

The My Son Sanctuary is an exceptional example of cultural interchange between the two nations, and thus, a great conversation starter

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
India, Afghanistan, US, Foreign policy

Why a free Balochistan is central to ensuring peace in Asia, and stability in India too

Pakistan and China together suppressing Balochistan's freedom movement will adversely impact security interests of the US, Afghanistan and New Delhi.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
S-400, Pakistan, Indo-US Tie, Foreign policy

India's grandstanding on 'strategic autonomy'

In mouthing rhetoric on ties with Russia and Iran, India is risking alienating a friendly USA. The gamble is not worth it.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Sanctions, Pakistan, Iran, Foreign policy

How Donald Trump is compounding India’s foreign-policy challenges

By making New Delhi a key target of the extraterritorial effects of its sanctions on Iran and Russia, Washington is injecting new irritants in India-US ties.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Iran Sanctions, Nikki Haley, Foreign policy, Indo-US relations

India-US ties are strong – but for a price

It wants India to break its relationships with Iran and Russia.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Modi government, Foreign policy, Modi in sochi

Larger implications of Modi meeting Putin in Sochi for informal summit

It is now time for India to consolidate that position to become a formidable bloc for the international community.