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‘There must be a new treaty, to the advantage of India...

Weeks after the visit of Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Oli to New Delhi, officials say they are planning for a visit by Prime Minister...

Towards a regional reset?

Change often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking...

Is India towards a regional reset?

Change often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking...

Tibet is not a card

The government’s bid to ease tensions with China has been met with some criticism, particularly over a leaked memo to officials telling them to...

Make the neighbourhood first again

Almost four years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his term with a “Neighbourhood First” moment, by inviting leaders of all South Asian Association...

Khalistan factor casts a shadow over Trudeau visit

Khalistan, the issue that kept India-Canada ties on ice through three decades from 1980, has reappeared as an issue more recently, taking away much...

‘SAARC can learn from ASEAN’

One of Singapore’s best known diplomats and now an academic, Kishore Mahbubani’s latest book The ASEAN miracle advocates a Nobel peace prize for the...

Time for an icebreaker on India-Pakistan relations

In the late 1960s, shortly after the India-Pakistan war, the official in the Ministry of External Affairs handling the Pakistan desk received a strange...

Such a strange silence: India’s stand on Rohingya crisis

The Pope has been in South Asia this week, with the focus of his stops in Bangladesh and Myanmar on the reconciliation and rehabilitation...

Beyond big game hunting: The ‘Quadrilateral’ meeting

By accepting an invitation to join the Japan-proposed, U.S.-endorsed plan for a “Quadrilateral” grouping including Australia to provide alternative debt financing for countries in...

U.S. discusses Maldives turmoil with India

Amidst growing political turmoil in Male, a team of U.S. diplomats met senior MEA officials to discuss the events in the Maldives on Thursday....

Rex Tillerson to have big regional agenda during India visit

Regional issues could take precedence over bilateral ones, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives New Delhi on Tuesday (Oct 24). He is expected...

Rex Tillerson may club visits to India, Pakistan

U.S. Secretary of State to visit both countries in one trip, resuming a practice that New Delhi particularly dislikes U.S. Secretary of State Rex...

Bali action puts India on other side of the Rohingya debate

India’s decision to reject a joint statement by the World Parliamentary Forum in Indonesia, that included references to human rights in Myanmar in its...

Naming JeM, LeT not new

The BRICS declaration at Xiamen, that included a paragraph on terror has been hailed as a major shift of China’s policy of protecting Pakistan...

Ex-president flags presence of Chinese warships in Male

Nasheed cautions India on Beijing’s growing role in Indian Ocean island including in strategic infrastructure projects The presence of three Chinese Naval warships in...

India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline

New Delhi to host the next panel meet India will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas...

In South Asia, be the Un-China

India needs to rekindle the SAARC process in order to secure historical affinity with its neighbours As the stand-off between the Indian and Chinese militaries enters its...

The crossroads at the Doklam plateau

There are many strings that tie Bhutan to India in a special and unique relationship, but none are as strong as the ones laid...

The only way to deal with the Chinese is directly, says...

As the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in controversial territory of the Doklam plateau enters its second month, former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon,...

We have to keep the door open for possibilities: Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit’s tenure as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India began in March 2014, a few months before the NDA government assumed office. The last...