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Tight-fisted neighbour? Indian aid to SAARC nations falls

India’s financial assistance to SAARC neighbours declined considerably in the past five years, a reply by the government in Parliament this week showed. The startling...

Tight-fisted neighbour? Indian aid to SAARC nations falls

India’s financial assistance to SAARC neighbours declined considerably in the past five years, a reply by the government in Parliament this week showed. The startling...

BNP seeks India’s help for free and fair polls in Bangladesh

India must be seen as a “champion of democracy and human rights” in the region, said senior leaders of Bangladesh’s main Opposition party on...

US-Japan-India-Australia Quad: New Delhi charts new line on Indo-Pacific policy

India does not consider the newly re-established quadrilateral format of US-Japan-India-Australia as a part of its “Indo-Pacific” region policy, says India’s Ambassador to Russia...

‘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...