Authors Posts by P K Balachandran

P K Balachandran

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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...

Modi takes a leaf out of the book of Rao and...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have taken a leaf out of the book of former Prime Ministers P. V. Narasimha Rao and...

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...

Bhutanese dilemma: To be or not to be with India

The Bhutanese are in a dilemma: Should they continue to be tied to India economically and in the conduct of foreign policy or should...

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...

India’s partisan intervention in Maldives could be counter-productive

India’s partisan intervention in the Maldives, as seen in its statement of March 22, could be counter-productive as such interventions have been in other...

Congress-led India will be in “friendly competition” with China, says Rahul

China was the only country whichRahul Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress (INC), mentioned in his concluding speech at the 84th, plenary session...

Politico-economic compulsions take Modi and Xi towards détente

Political and economic compulsions appear to be taking India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping towards a Sino-Indian détente. Top diplomats of...