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India, Tibet share the relation of guru and shishya, says Dalai Lama

India and Tibet share the relation of guru (teacher) and shishya (disciple) and that spirit continues till today, said The Dalai Lama on Saturday. Addressing the ‘Thank You India’...

NO, THANK YOU, INDIA TELLS DALAI LAMA

An original song of thanks to India had been rehearsed, and a stadium in New Delhi booked for a celebratory rally - all a gesture of gratitude from the...

India asks to skip Dalai Lama events, attempts to mend fences with Beijing

Eleven months after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh led to a steep slide in bilateral ties with China in 2017 and a two-and-half month standoff at Doklam,...

India attempts to mend fences with Beijing, asks to skip Dalai Lama events

Eleven months after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh led to a steep slide in bilateral ties with China in 2017 and a two-and-half month standoff at Doklam,...

The Dalai Lama wants to return home

The impact of the 19th Communist Party of China congress and affirmation of President Xi Jinping as China’s ‘most powerful’ leader in decades seems already to be having a bearing on India...

Chinese media warn India over Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

India will pay “dearly” for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese Government spokesmen media Global Times said on Friday. This warning came days after Beijing announced...

Dalai Lama urges China to give Tibet meaningful “self-rule”

Tibetan controversial spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday emphatically said India had never used him against China. The Dalai Lama also urged China to give Tibet meaningful “self-rule”...

Why Dalai Lama’s Visit to Arunachal Has India Asserting Itself to China

  On March 30, 1959, the Dalai Lama and 20 of his guards escaped China and entered India through Kinzmane. He was then brought to Tawang where he was accorded...

Dalai Lama on his way to Tawang

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama reached in India’s northeastern state of Assam on his way to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to attend a congregation tomorrow (4 April) amid...

China, India, Dalai Lama and Tawang

The Dalai Lama’s recent engagements have been far less reassuring for some, rubbing them up the wrong way. Beijing, for one, is losing sleep over his planned trip this...

Permitting Dalai Lama in Arunachal is India’s mistake: China

China officially said that India is committing a major mistake in allowing Dalai Lama to visit the controversial border state Arunachal Pradesh. "This will have serious damage on bilateral relations...

China to get rough with India if Dalai Lama visits Tawang

The Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu has told India that China will be compelled to take action if India did not cancel Dalai Lama's trip to Arunachal...

China warns India over invite to Dalai Lama to Buddhist meet

China on Monday warned India not to go against its "core concerns" to avoid "disruption" in bilateral ties after New Delhi invited the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to...

China accusing India of using “Dalai lama card” to deteriorate relation

India deliberately using the Dalai Lama card to impair the bilateral relation between China and India, an expert stated this via China's influential Global Times newspaper. In a report...

China Warns India on Dalai Lama Visit to Disputed Border Area

In a stern warning to the Indian government, Beijing has asked Delhi to not go ahead with the visit of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to Tawang in Arunachal...

Modi’s to visit China this week as rapprochement gathers pace

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year in...

Towards a regional reset?

Change often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking about the neighbourhood. This could...

Is India towards a regional reset?

Change often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking about the neighbourhood. This could...

Inconsistency is the hallmark of Modi’s China policy

India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be a lot of grandstanding meant to catch the TV viewers’ eyes. But it is without substance as the...

Why India is walking away from its tit-for-tat China policy

After relations between China and India reached a new low during last year’s Doklam stand-off, New Delhi’s China policy has taken a sharp turn this year, in what could...

Why India is walking away from its tit-for-tat China policy

After relations between China and India reached a new low during last year’s Doklam stand-off, New Delhi’s China policy has taken a sharp turn this year, in what could...

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On India’s attempts to woo Russia-EEU into economic union

While the US has been cultivating India as its major ally in the region in what the US officials have tacitly called ‘containment’ of China, prospects of this cultivation have become brighter ever since the recent out-break of trade-war between the US and China. While Indian and US interests strongly... More

Comey’s book and Pakistan’s leaders

James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception... More

UN says Nasheed’s trial was flawed, but Maldivian govt maintains it...

The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which went into the trial of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had listed the flaws in it and asked the Maldivian government to release him to enable him to contest the September 2018 Presidential election. But the government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations... More

Bangladesh election 2018: is there a Sino-Indian stake?

It’s pretty odd to think that Bangladesh elections should be of any interest to China and India given the complete lack of its strategic value. However, Bangladesh maybe becoming a reluctant pawn of sorts in a regional ‘great game’. China’s rising influence in the region and India’s relative decline in what... More

Tripura’s new pitch for Geo-Economics

Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even once any of the usual saffron agenda -- Ram Mandir, beef, illegal migration from Bangladesh. "My agenda is development, development, development all the way," he... More

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Iran to team up with China on nuke development if Trump...

As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China. "Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear... More

Pinarayi and Gadkari link up on development

The American think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, had featured a riveting ‘curtain-raiser’ to the 2014 poll in India entitled Does Good Economics Mean Good Politics In India? The essay appeared in December 2013 and I’d carefully stored it in my archives, as a fairly prescient analysis of... More

Mutual respect is the key

I will not reach any deal that would go against the national interest of Nepal,” K P Sharma Oli, the prime minister of Nepal, reportedly assured parliamentarians in Kathmandu earlier this week, before heading out to India. That such questions should be asked and answered is a definitive sign... More

Reviving Nepal’s independent foreign policy

The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More