Authors Posts by M.K. Bhadrakumar

M.K. Bhadrakumar

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An Indian counter narrative on Maldives

The Maldives is back in the headlines. This time around, it is not about democracy deficit or rule of law. Two new topics are...

Mending fences with China gets started

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has hit the road running, as it were. There isn’t going to be a time lag following his predecessor’s permanent...

Time to think ahead on India’s Nepal ties

The shift in the Indian policy toward Nepal during the most recent months has been an extraordinary turnaround. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made three...

China gives dressing-down to Maldives’ Nasheed

The mystery of the Supreme Court judges in Male promoting democracy in their beloved country is deepening. One of the three judges who gave...

US hits Uighur terror group to impress China

The Trump administration has made a significant overture to Beijing this week over the war in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, during the testimony before the...

Doklam blues, again

 A fortnight ago, the government did the smart thing by distancing itself ostentatiously from the “mischievous” media reports that appeared totally out of the...

Why Gadkari is perfect interlocutor for Iran

Quietly, unobtrusively, on the eve of the visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India beginning this weekend, India made an assertive...

Chetna is the loser

There were moments last week when the high-octane media publicity over the visit by the wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Chetna, accompanied by her mother-in-law,...

India’s circle of friends may shrink in 2018

The South Block and Prime Minister’s Office in New Delhi must anxiously count the nineteen days ahead as they spread the red carpet to...

India isolated by One Belt One Road Initiative

From the Indian perspective, today’s announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Beijing and Islamabad are open to extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

Trump’s grandstanding on national security could end in tragedy

None of the capitals singled out in the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy as being the United States’ prime adversaries – Moscow, Beijing, Tehran,...

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A surface route is...

Pakistan trumps new US strategy for Afghanistan

The United States and Pakistan have begun the delicate act of reconciliation after the sudden spurt of acrimony ten days ago following President Donald...

Standoff with China prompts revamp of India’s regional policies

The denouement of the dangerous India-China military standoff in Doklam near the Sikkim border is hard to predict. But on the diplomatic and geopolitical...

A war in the Himalayas would expose India’s soft power

The Xinhua news agency and China Daily newspaper, two authoritative platforms of Chinese policies, held out warnings this week over the military standoff with...

Call for a rethink of India’s regional policy

The transformation of Gwadar port on the Pakistan coast as a base for Chinese Navy ships was long expected, but when media reports actually...