Authors Posts by P K Balachandran

P K Balachandran

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Sabotaging SAARC by boycotts

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), an organisation which has never been to the liking of the Indian establishment since its birth...

Politics of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor

After many false starts beginning way back in 1999, the governments of India and Pakistan are finally on to performing “ground-breaking” ceremonies for the...

New Maldives regime will tread cautiously in foreign affairs

The newly elected Ibrahim Mohamed Solih government in the Maldives is likely to tread cautiously in foreign affairs particularly vis-à-vis India and China, even...

Maldives belies hopes of smooth transition from Yameen to Solih

When the result of the Maldivian Presidential election of 23 September came out, and the defeated incumbent, Abdulla Yameen, gracefully announced that he had...

India’s juvenile volte face

It was the “political survival instinct” of the rapidly weakening BJP which made the Indian government suddenly call off the foreign ministers-level talks with Pakistan which...

Lankan expert delineates benefits of Japanese Defense Minister’s visit to Hambantota...

A Sri Lankan maritime security expert, Adm. Dr. Jayanath Colombage, has defended the visit of the Japanese Defense Minister, Itsunori Onodera, to the strategically...

Only non-interference will mitigate anti-India feelings in Nepal

New Delhi has been receiving shock after shock in the past few days from Nepal, a country which is the closest to India in...

What is India going to do with the “Stateless” persons created...

“Moderkonobashanai, Moderkonodeshnai…. Moderkonodishanai, moderkonodyashnai” (We have no language, we have no residence, we have no village, we have no direction, we have no country)...

Rationale behind Indo-Lanka deal over Mattala airport

Over the past year, as India kept making a bid to acquire the Mattala airport in South Sri Lanka, which is universally derided as...

Cracks in the Maldivian opposition unity

Much was expected of the positive steps taken in late June to unify the Maldivian opposition for ousting the entrenched President Abdulla Yameen in...

No middle ground for talks between Maldivian regime and opposition

Even as targeted sanctions by the European Union loom on the political horizon, the Abdulla Yameen government and the opposition in Maldives are nowhere...

BJP scuttled Kashmir government to sharpen Hindu-Muslim divide ahead of crucial...

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s decision to withdraw from its coalition with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and scuttle the...

Japanese expert urges Lanka to get P-3C Orion naval reconnaissance aircraft...

Dr. Satoru Nagao, a Japanese expert on maritime security who is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC, says that...

Bangladesh in UN Peace Mission: 30 years of success

Bangladesh has been a long-standing contributor to UN Peace Keeping missions across the globe kicking off their involvement way back in 1988. In the past...

Take Rohingya issue to ICC, House of Commons panel tells UK...

The House of Commons’ committee on International Development has said in its report that the persecution of the Rohingyas by Myanmar should be taken...

China unfazed by Modi’s refusal to endorse BRI

At the very first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit which it was attending as a full member, India stood out like a sore thumb....

Court ruling helps BJP take-over Karnataka and pursue its Hindutva agenda...

The Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the swearing-in of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka scheduled for May 17, will help...

Court ruling helps BJP take-over Karnataka and pursue its Hindutva agenda...

The Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the swearing-in of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka scheduled for May 17, will help...

Yameen’s toughness and geo-political changes restore balance in Indo-Maldivian ties

Toughness and grit on the part of the Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, coupled with changes in the geo-political environment in South Asia, has resulted...

Domestic issues may dominate coming Bhutan elections

Bhutan held elections to the Upper House of parliament called the National Council (NC) on April 20 this year. Elections to the Lower House,...

Sri Lanka and US shed reservations to become military partners 

Sri Lanka and the United States appear to be shedding mutual animosities and reservations about each other to build a military partnership if not...