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India at the global high-table — Will it finally graduate to being an agenda-setter?
Dec 28, 2020

India at the global high-table — Will it finally graduate to being an agenda-setter?

India’s growing partnerships across the world — both bilateral and plurilateral — allows Delhi to carve out an agenda-setting role in the intern

India can't ignore Rohingya Muslim crisis
Sep 15, 2017

India can't ignore Rohingya Muslim crisis

It demands New Delhi fulfil its obligations as a natural regional power and one lobbying for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.

India could help shape a whole new global consensus
Feb 12, 2024

India could help shape a whole new global consensus

The Davos model of globalization is in need of a successor that New Delhi could potentially offer

India Draws a Line in the 5G Sand
May 19, 2021

India Draws a Line in the 5G Sand

After last summer’s clashes with China, New Delhi may finally be ready to leave ambiguity behind—and side with the West.

India Engages Myanmar
Dec 06, 2022

India Engages Myanmar

What explains New Delhi’s greater engagement with the country’s military government?

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China
Jun 05, 2020

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China

For New Delhi, the pressure from an unrelenting China is pushing India farther away — and leading it to deepen its security partnerships.

India faces coming of age in rape aftermath
Jan 08, 2013

India faces coming of age in rape aftermath

The recent brutal gang rape in Delhi is not just significant for its violence against women in India, it is also a commentary on the country coming of age, of our desire to move forward, and of our resolve to treat what ails our society.

India faces the China wall in its NSG drive
May 31, 2017

India faces the China wall in its NSG drive

Since India submitted its formal membership application to the NSG in May 2016, Beijing publicly expressed its objection to it.

India has a bigger worry than LAC. China now expanding military footprint in Indian Ocean
Jun 12, 2020

India has a bigger worry than LAC. China now expanding military footprint in Indian Ocean

The Navy needs a strategy of distant power projection. By employing a plan for sustained presence in the Western Pacific, New Delhi can show its resolve to Beijing.

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region
Mar 11, 2024

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region

New infrastructure built by India in Mauritius demonstrates New Delhi’s commitment to cementing its security presence in the IOR.

India is ill-prepared for the changing dynamics in Afghanistan
Feb 16, 2019

India is ill-prepared for the changing dynamics in Afghanistan

India has a range of interests to protect in Afghanistan. For far too long New Delhi’s reliance on Washington’s role as a security provider has been its major vulnerability.

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga
Sep 25, 2021

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga

Observers in New Delhi profess mixed feelings — some joy for Australia, but more commiseration with France

India is right to engage with China. But it has sent out signals of displeasure
Oct 11, 2019

India is right to engage with China. But it has sent out signals of displeasure

If Xi does not mend fences, Delhi will continue to frame policies assuming the worst about Beijing’s intentions

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war
Oct 01, 2018

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war

Unless India accelerates the pace of the physical border infrastructure build-up, New Delhi will face serious difficulties in any future confrontation with China.

India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations
Mar 26, 2021

India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations

Long sidelined by Islamabad, Moscow, and Beijing, New Delhi is finally taking a seat at the table.

India leads: Two to Tango with in 2023
Oct 06, 2022

India leads: Two to Tango with in 2023

India is assuming the leadership of SCO and G20. While the two groupings have divergent goals, Delhi will need to ensure that the concerns of developing nations are not ignored. An assertive foreign policy that seeks to shape and steer conversations will help

India loses Lanka plot
Mar 26, 2012

India loses Lanka plot

With India voting in favour of the anti-Sri Lanka resolution at the UN Human Rights Council, Delhi finds itself in a precarious position in Colombo vis-à-vis Beijing. Worse, it's likely to make the lives of Tamils more difficult in the island nation.

India losing its clout in South Asia
Jan 08, 2014

India losing its clout in South Asia

Beyond personalities and politics, there is one basic question we need to ask ourselves: Why even 66 years after independence, is New Delhi's influence in its region shrinking instead of expanding?

India losing its plot in the Maldives
Jun 22, 2018

India losing its plot in the Maldives

New Delhi has learnt over the years that direct intervention often comes at a price. Sometimes, it is worth playing the longer game rather.

India marginalised in backyard
Nov 27, 2013

India marginalised in backyard

India simply cannot afford to alienate the government in Male given China's growing reach. The President of Maldives was in China in October last year when Beijing announced a $500-million economic assistance for it. New Delhi views Maldives as central to the emerging strategic landscape in the Indian Ocean.

India must do a China to avoid a trade war with the US
Mar 12, 2019

India must do a China to avoid a trade war with the US

A pragmatic problem solving approach to the India-US trade spat is likely to yield New Delhi much greater dividends than an openly confrontational one

India needs to drive an independent foreign policy to take on Colombo
May 29, 2017

India needs to drive an independent foreign policy to take on Colombo

Even while Sri Lanka doesn't figure as a major asset to India, New Delhi is reluctant to lose it entirely to China.

India Noncommittal on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment
Aug 10, 2022

India Noncommittal on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment

India’s tepid response to the PGII seems odd given Delhi’s opposition to the BRI, which the new G-7 initiative seeks to counter.

India should act as an elder brother to Bangladesh
Aug 23, 2014

India should act as an elder brother to Bangladesh

The new political leadership in Delhi has given a ray of hope for the prospect of regional cooperation. In this regard, it is very important for India to understand how it is perceived by neighbouring countries in the South Asian region, says Bangladesh's Deputy High Commissioner Mahbub Hasan Saleh.

India should anchor maritime policies on a strong navy
Feb 20, 2014

India should anchor maritime policies on a strong navy

Even as India engages China in a dialogue, or becomes a way station in the sea silk route, New Delhi needs to take some lessons from China and anchor its maritime policies on a strong navy. As of now, we can more than hold our own in the Indian Ocean against all but the US Navy. But, tomorrow is another day.

India should not waste a second with the Hurriyat, Pakistan's poisonous spent force
Jun 29, 2019

India should not waste a second with the Hurriyat, Pakistan's poisonous spent force

If Delhi talks to anyone, it must be to Kashmir's elected representatives and other stakeholders, not waste time on the perfidious and pointless Hurriyat, which has only harmed India's interests.

India should overcome hesitation to play greater role in Afghanistan
Apr 27, 2015

India should overcome hesitation to play greater role in Afghanistan

There is a certain - surprising - amount of unease ahead of the visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to New Delhi. Why analysts and policymakers in India alike are worried, that their country could lose out on the latest developments in Afghanistan? The main reason seems that with the change of government in Kabul last year, a new sound keeps emanating from the Afghan capital.

India under strain across South Asia
Aug 08, 2020

India under strain across South Asia

India’s regional relations are almost all in states of distress. That’s a big problem for New Delhi.

India unshackled from Pakistan is good news
Feb 01, 2023

India unshackled from Pakistan is good news

A mix of marginalisation, mobilisation and militarisation has helped Delhi take away a key facet of Pakistan’s outreach, allowing India to be more ambitious on the regional and global stage

India's dilemmas in Afghanistan
Aug 02, 2019

India's dilemmas in Afghanistan

New Delhi should become more proactively involved in the peace process and not shy away from drawing its own red-lines

India's evolving maritime strategy
Dec 14, 2015

India's evolving maritime strategy

The security architecture in maritime Asia along with the rise of China is compelling India to define its strategic interests and review its maritime policy. And it is only a matter of time before New Delhi acknowledged the changing dynamics within its area of maritime interests.

India's Foreign Policy: Favouring the US?
Oct 05, 2005

India's Foreign Policy: Favouring the US?

The defining moment in India's international relations did not occur when Delhi voted with the US and its allies on Iran on the IAEA board. The real watershed in India's foreign policy occurred in May 1998,

India's growing Afghanistan challenge
May 10, 2018

India's growing Afghanistan challenge

As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, what are the stakes for New Delhi?

India's interest in the South China Sea: Freedom of Navigation
May 04, 2013

India's interest in the South China Sea: Freedom of Navigation

New Delhi must stand committed to its rhetoric on the Freedom of Navigation (FON) and to defend its interests should the need arise. This in turn would involve deepening naval cooperation with the key countries of the ASEAN and major powers sharing India's interest in defending the principle of FON.

India's Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations
Jan 19, 2011

India's Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations

Following up with the SIPRI-ORF-SWF seminar in New Delhi earlier this year, the Secure World Foundation organised a panel discussion in Washington on "India's Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations".

India's new politics
Jan 23, 2014

India's new politics

At moments like this in Delhi, of political surrealism and bizarre events, it is worth turning to Robert Greene's "The 48 Laws of Power". Greene describes how politicians and leaders elsewhere in the world and, in history, had conducted themselves.

India's Strategic Culture and Security Challenges
Feb 01, 2010

India's Strategic Culture and Security Challenges

Delivering the 30th Bhimsen Sachar Memorial Lecture for 2009 in New Delhi, the former Chief of the Army Staff highlights the flaws in India's strategic thinking and stresses the need for a more focused and clearly defined vision for the future.

India, China and the media
Feb 23, 2015

India, China and the media

Senior journalists from India and China discussed various important issues affecting the India-China relations and the role of media in both the countries in giving a right perspective to issues and help improve relations further. The platform was the India-China Media Exchange, organised by ORF in Delhi in association with the Global Times Foundation.

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle
Dec 22, 2007

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle

Dr P R Kumaraswamy, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, initiated a discussion on ¿India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle¿ at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation on 22 December 2007.

India, Japan should focus on the Asian strategic framework
Jan 16, 2014

India, Japan should focus on the Asian strategic framework

Both Tokyo and New Delhi want to create a stabler Asian order by redefining partnerships in the region. Can India and Japan take the lead in this regard and form a concert of nations that would bring about balance of power in the Asia-Pacific?

India, Japan, US trilateral meeting later this year, says Japanese Ambassador
Jun 29, 2011

India, Japan, US trilateral meeting later this year, says Japanese Ambassador

India, Japan and the United States are planning to conduct their first trilateral meeting in New Delhi later this year to discuss issues of strategic interests, according to Japan's Ambassador to India, Mr. Akitaka Saiki.

India, Pakistan: Friends again?
Dec 08, 2015

India, Pakistan: Friends again?

The Modi government came to power in New Delhi pledging a muscular approach to relations with Islamabad. But now, the government has realised that while it can control the narrative at home, it cannot do so abroad. Most countries saw New Delhi's actions as somewhat over the top.

India, Russia need to think strategically about Central Asia
Mar 04, 2013

India, Russia need to think strategically about Central Asia

Both India and Russia need to start thinking strategically about the Central Asian region, not letting emotions guide their foreign policy decisions. This was the consensus reached at a conference organised recently in Delhi.

India, Sri Lanka ended up doing a favour to ISIS by not showing joint resolve to fight back
May 16, 2019

India, Sri Lanka ended up doing a favour to ISIS by not showing joint resolve to fight back

After the attacks, which killed more than 250 people, making it one of the most successful pro-ISIS attacks anywhere, information was leaked out to the Indian press that New Delhi shared intelligence with Colombo of an impending attack of similar nature.

India-Afghanistan ties need a radical shift amidst Taliban talks
Sep 17, 2020

India-Afghanistan ties need a radical shift amidst Taliban talks

US special representative Zalmay Khalilzad’s visit, a mere formality, should act as a wake up call for Delhi.

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new vision and a new strategy?
Nov 06, 2015

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new vision and a new strategy?

It has been a cliché to refer to India and Africa as natural partners. With the recent India-Africa Summit in Delhi, there is a chance to make it a reality. But for this, concerted action is needed on the parts of the governments, private sectors, civil societies, think tanks, academics and the media on both sides.

India-ASEAN strategic cooperation: Impacting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region
Oct 13, 2020

India-ASEAN strategic cooperation: Impacting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region

The objectives of New Delhi’s Oceans Initiative get substantial traction by the provisions related to political, security and maritime cooperation i

India-Development Challenges in a Changing World
Feb 24, 2004

India-Development Challenges in a Changing World

The World Bank shares a lot of the optimism that prevails in India today¿, said Michael Carter, World Bank Country Director for India, in his opening remarks at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions
May 14, 2015

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions

India's deepening engagement with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Israel could also moderate New Delhi's diplomatic ties with Tehran. India-Iran relations were at their peak during then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to Tehran in 2001 and then Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's visit to India in 2003.