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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Significance of Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu's India visit

The two countries not only share common values and interests but are also targeted by a common adversary — Islamist extremism.

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Why China has trained its sights on Afghanistan

There are suggestions that China and Pakistan will look at extending their Rs 365 crore CPEC project to Afghanistan.

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What is India's role in Chabahar port?

For Iran, the development of the Chabahar port with international assistance is a highly symbolic move to let the US know that Tehran is no longer isolated.

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Why Trump's foreign policy will end up working to China's advantage

The balance of power between the two world leaders is tilting in favour of Beijing.

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Why China can’t be India’s friend

Given Beijing's strategy of scuttling New Delhi's rise, the country should prepare itself for a long-term rivalry with the dragon.

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Rex Tillerson's visit to New Delhi: US wants robust ties with India

The secretary of state of Trump administration is on a three-nation tour.

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Why President Kovind's Djibouti and Ethiopia visits are proof of India's growing African outreach

With some of the fastest growing nations in the world, India today has growing stakes in Africa.

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Jim Mattis visit: Why India matters to US

The long-time friend of India is sending all the right signals about the priorities of the Trump administration.

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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.