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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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.

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How China plans to tame Sri Lanka with 'debt trap diplomacy'

For India, China's growing presence around its periphery will continue to pose challenges.

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How India should deal with China

Merely appeasing the Chinese won't work.

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Modi meets Netanyahu: India is finally looking at Israel as an ally

Despite developing close ties with Tel Aviv, previous governments had been reluctant to openly embrace ties with Israel.