Authors Posts by Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

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Why India’s new defense budget falls short

On February 1, India’s acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal (presented the Indian interim budget for 2019-20. Unsurprisingly for an election year, there was a...

How long can India’s China juggle last?

India’s China policy is going through a bit of a strange time. Since the Wuhan Summit in April 2018 the two countries have been...

Can the new China-India thaw last?

A year after Doklam, India appears to be intent on seeking friendlier ties with Beijing. Whether this is sustainable for the long-term, however, is...

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war

It has been a year since India and China ended the 73-day border crisis in Doklam. And for all the focus on the crisis...

India Is Still Losing to China in the Border Infrastructure War

A year after the Doklam crisis, New Delhi faces the same old challenges in this realm. It has been a year since India and China...

Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters

In a surprise move last week, Nepal was granted access to Chinese land and sea ports, ending Kathmandu’s dependence on Indian ports. While the...

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?

On May 9, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly called the...

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?

On May 9, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly called the...