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 ISIS and Taliban threat to Afghanistan's national security should concern India

India needs to be aware of the potentially disastrous consequences for its national security.

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Why India needs to safeguard its ties with Nepal

Kathmandu has repeatedly indicated that it wants to maintain a balance between India and China.

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Why US-North Korea deal is good news for India

With trade sanctions lifted, New Delhi can engage in substantive economic ties with Pyongyang.

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Why India needs to review its nuclear policy

As we complete 20 years since Pokhran II, it is time to reassess.

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Why Modi visiting Sochi to meet Putin is important for India-Russia ties

Despite the best efforts of the top leaderships, underlying structural changes in the international environment are pulling Moscow and New Delhi apart.

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Why India's Afghanistan challenges are only growing

Taliban and ISIS are competing with each other and, in the process, the level of destruction and mayhem is reaching the extreme.

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How Modi and Xi Jinping can transform India-China relations

The 'informal summit' may not be ground-breaking, but there's potential for great change.

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Why Narendra Modi reaching out to Nordic nations is both historic and important

The Swedish government will be providing more than $59 million for innovation cooperation in the field of smart cities and sustainability.

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Why India needs to keep an eye on China-Nepal ties

India should not prevent Nepal from developing closer links with China so long as Kathmandu remains cognisant of Indian interests.

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Why Russia no longer cares for friendship with India

Russia’s growing collusion with China and Pakistan will continue to test the Indo-Russian partnership in the coming years.