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Redefine Act East thrust 

India's Act East policy has so far mainly focused on developing greater connectivity with Southeast Asia through the country's northeast. But economists and logistics...

RSS: Glasnost or public relations?

India's Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) claims to be a social organisation but those who have closely followed it say it is the political high-platform of...

BJP ‘s mindless rhetoric 

There seems to be some kind of in-house competition within the BJP to rubbish neighbours to gain domestic mileage. This could have disastrous impact...

India’s multi alignment challenge 

This is clearly the big diplomatic season for India and its travel-driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe's visit to India (Aug...

Pillar to post and an uncertain future for 4 million

Few among the 4 million residents of Assam whose names have been excluded in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens are...

Is Modi making up for India’s shortage of diplomats?

Narendra Modi is India's most travelled Prime Minister. The opposition Congress recently wanted his name on the Guinness Book of World Records for the...

The Wuhan spirit of cooperation picks up

The informal Modi-Xi summit at Wuhan had decided to provide “strategic guidance” to their militaries to manage and defuse troop confrontations along the 4057...

Rahul Gandhi’s coalition politics 

Leaders of India's oldest party, Congress, now seem reconciled to the politics of coalition as the only way to return to power. In a...

Mamata squanders China opportunity

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee lived upto her reputation as the enfant terrible of Indian politics when she cancelled her scheduled trip to...

In ongoing trade war India & China turn tables on US

China has fired back and India has threatened to follow suit in a spiralling trade conflict with the US that may finally reshape the...

Modi’s report card not inspiring

Much was made of the four years of Modi government by spin doctors of the India's ruling BJP last week. Prime minister Narendra Modi...

Karnataka: Great for Indian democracy but not for Hasina 

The post poll developments in the southern state of Karnataka doubtlessly augurs well for Indian democracy. The Supreme Court's bold verdict in restricting the time...

Citizenship Bill amendment protests rocks Assam

The ruling BJP is clearly on the defensive over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and seems to playing for time on the issue. The Bill proposes...

BCIM will take off after Wuhan

One of the key takeaway from the Xi-Modi 'informal summit at Wuhan appears to be the long dormant BCIM. The separate communiques issued after...

CAATSA a new major hitch in India-US relations

India is very upset with a new US law that may affect its critical defence imports from its traditional supplier of military hardware Russia....

Ops Gagan Shakti raises eyebrows

Despite Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat flexing muscles over the military's two front war capability, the Air Force has been less than enthusiastic...

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...

Mamata leads anti-BJP alliance making

Bengal has been known for showing the way for India in more ways than one. It may do so again in national politics. Mamata Banerjee,...

Trump brings Asian rivals on the same page

During the 2016 presidential campaign, there were doubts about Donald Trump's ability to conduct war. Even people who liked him worried that he would be...

BJP’s Northeast success 

Three Northeast Indian states recently returned BJP led coalitions to power. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his senior cabinet ministers were down in Northeastern state...

Israel-India relations central to Delhi’s new Mideast Policy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to India has firmly underlined the growing ties between the two countries, both democracies but ruled by...