Kanwal Sibal

OPEN TO OPINION

Former Foreign Secretary

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Why Trump's China visit can't be deemed a success

US president has created a lot of uncertainty about the thrust of US policies in East Asia.

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Why the US, worried about China's increasing power in Asia-Pacific, is looking towards India

Our challenge is to accept the US embrace but not be smothered by it.

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How India is moving closer to the European Union

The EU is India’s largest trade partner with trade in goods and services exceeding $100 billion.

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Why India-Pakistan can't be friends

Even by Pakistani standards, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's diplomatic assault on India at the UN went too far.

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Why ignoring Myanmar could hurt India

It is vital for our Act East policy as we cannot connect with ASEAN by land except through it.

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Doklam standoff: China is afraid of India's friendship with US

The White House recently announced a new 2 plus 2 dialogue between the US and India on August 15.

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Why China can bully India and the West

Beijing has the temerity to threaten India from Indian soil with consequences if New Delhi does not withdraw from Doklam.

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Showing restraint is India's best offence against China

China's diplomatic and media-channelled tongue-lashing against India reflects its frustration.

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Sikkim standoff: Why China doesn't play fair with India

Beijing believes its big power status now entitles it to the practice of double standards.

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Why Trump-Modi exchange will do little to affect how US handles Pakistan

Do policymakers in US have a blind spot where Pakistan is concerned?