Kanwal Sibal

OPEN TO OPINION

Former Foreign Secretary

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Why Maldives crisis has landed India in a soup

President Abdulla Yameen’s actions disregard India’s interests and concerns, including security ones.

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Why Xi Jinping's China is so belligerent

Beijing's challenge is now being acknowledged by the US much more openly than ever.

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Blocking aid is not enough, US must hit Pakistan harder

Islamabad has already declared that it can do without this aid.

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Why Russia is a partner of choice for India

Even though we have developed strong defence ties with others, almost 70 per cent of our defence equipment remains of Russian origin.

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India and Russia must come together to keep a grip on China

New Delhi and Moscow have to be vigilant that the trilateral dialogue does not become a vehicle for facilitating Beijing's destabilising rise.

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Rafale controversy: Keep politics out of defence deals

Our politicians should be cautious in wanting to make electoral capital out of sensitive defence issues.

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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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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.