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India key to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says former Portuguese...

“This has less to do with geography than with history,” Macaes writes in his insightful book Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order. “As two...

India’s Trump worries

When American President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, Indian officials were quick to voice their concerns. Delhi has...

How Indian secret agents removed the god king of Sikkim and...

For more than two years India’s foreign intelligence agency led a top-secret campaign to draw in the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim as the 22nd...

India’s new discreet diplomacy in South Asia

subir The last two weeks have cooled nerves in Delhi and vindicated its new-found faith in discreet diplomacy as a better option than the...

Modi now looks vulnerable 

The BJP has tried to make all elections in India go the presidential way – Narendra Modi versus the rest. The results of elections...

Assam is slipping into a quagmire

With four million people excluded from the final draft of the National Register of Citizens, Assam is looking at a huge problem of Statelessness,...

Hunt with the hound, swim with the crocodile

On the sidelines of the G20 conference in Argentina, there were two very important summits. One involved US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

BJP to dump Bengali Hindus for ULFA

A top BJP minister in India's northeastern state of Assam has finally let the cat out of the bag. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the number two in the state cabinet, has told the media that his party could shelve the Citizenship Amendment bill if ULFA

After CBI, now RBI 

The opposition in India has blamed the Narendra Modi government for "ruining national institutions". Last week, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seemed to...

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...

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...

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...