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What India can do for its neighbours?
Aug 16, 2012

What India can do for its neighbours?

Indian presence is already being felt across the South Asian region, more than in the past. The situation is still evolving. The question is: Should India allow things to continue taking the evolutionary route or jack-boot its way, which is neither des irable, nor workable - and hence unthinkable for New Delhi too!

What India needs on 14 April
Apr 04, 2020

What India needs on 14 April

Every war has its share of the unexpected. However, the impact of the lockdown on the economic chain, even if expected certainly did not anticipate th

What India needs to do in 2014
Dec 31, 2013

What India needs to do in 2014

The agenda for change is a large one. This list or any other can be multiplied several times and still come up short. But the compulsions of reform are urgent. With a bulging profile of young people, India is said to be on the cusp of a demographic dividend. But that dividend could well become a nightmare unless we are able to fix our politics, our governance system, economy, national security machinery.

What India want to achieve from Africa Summit?
Oct 26, 2015

What India want to achieve from Africa Summit?

How can we differentiate ourselves from China whilst dealing with Africa? Clearly the worst option would be to emulate the muscular Chinese style of economic diplomacy. For one we just don't have the firepower. For another the principle of comparative advantage advocates that everyone must play to their strengths.

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt
Oct 04, 2005

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt

Strikingly similar to the crisis that Iran faced at the IAEA Board meeting in Vienna last weekend, India too found itself in a tight spot in April 1994 at the United Nations Human Rights Commission's annual session in Geneva.

What is the 'Hindu-German conspiracy'?
Oct 07, 2015

What is the 'Hindu-German conspiracy'?

If Merkel's Berlin republic is discarding its many postwar political inhibitions and reconstituting the Eurasian landscape, Modi's putative "third republic" is looking beyond non-alignment to the idea of India as a "leading power". In their second summit in six months, Modi and Merkel may have decisively nudged India and Germany towards a goal that was first articulated 100 years ago.

What Kashmir means to Pakistan
Oct 17, 2014

What Kashmir means to Pakistan

Getting Pakistan to end the Kashmir conflict has been a difficult task, because Kashmir means many things to them. At one level, it is a cause that unites everyone in that country - the jihadis, the army and the civilian elite. At another, it provides it a means to maintain a hostile posture towards India, something necessary for its current sense of national identity.

What lies ahead for Pakistan
Apr 03, 2013

What lies ahead for Pakistan

In the coming Pakistan elections, the PPP cannot be written off because it has substantial pockets of support across various provinces. But it deserves some sympathy. Asif Zardari has not had an easy time with the media which had deemed him corrupt from day one or the judiciary and the military which have foiled all his efforts to come up with bold policies.

What made India’s G20 Presidency so successful? —A deep dive into the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration
Dec 03, 2023

What made India’s G20 Presidency so successful? —A deep dive into the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration

As India's Presidency of the G20 ends and the baton passes to Brazil, we evaluate the successes of the past year culminating in the New Delhi Leaders'

What Modi can learn from Xi
Sep 04, 2014

What Modi can learn from Xi

Modi has been ambivalent about the Lokpal, believing, presumably, that a revitalised administration will make this institution redundant. If so, he is wrong. At some point, he will have to take up the fight directly. This is the lesson we can learn from Xi Jinping. From the outset, Xi has been involved in a struggle against corruption.

What Morsi's ouster bodes for Egypt
Jul 09, 2013

What Morsi's ouster bodes for Egypt

Egypt is the fulcrum of the Arab world and developments there can have a profound impact in other Arab nations. That is why it is important to get things right. The immediate challenge for Egypt is to ensure that it does not degenerate into civil war.

What Musharraf's five years have wrought
Oct 08, 2004

What Musharraf's five years have wrought

It has been five years since General Pervez Musharraf came to power in Pakistan in a bloodless coup on October 12. One questionable referendum staged in April 2002, the less-than-credible parliamentary elections in October the same year, a controversial constitutional amendment and two changes of government this year later, Gen Musharraf is still the numero uno.

What political profit from the Dhule riots?
Jan 21, 2013

What political profit from the Dhule riots?

In a municipality of 55 members in Dhule, 16 are Muslims, affiliated to all the mainstream parties in Mumbai. These councillors are virtual middlemen for state leaders, in whose electoral interest they try to keep the local flock.

What saves India from suicide attacks
Oct 26, 2015

What saves India from suicide attacks

Compared to the increasing suicide attacks the world over, India has, by and large, remained safe from these assaults. The reason is that Indian Muslims have a strong sense of Indian identity. In both their grievances and aspirations they think like their fellow Indian citizens, rather through any religious or sectarian prism.

What Should Muslims Do?
Oct 11, 2010

What Should Muslims Do?

Where is the national leader of sufficient stature who can distil the message from the treaty of Hudaibiya and from Iqbal, and give it contemporary relevance? Or, in a more narrow focus: where is the Muslim leader to manage the post verdict mood? I believe the Congress has two or three but the nation has not seen them in the past week.

What Sushma Swaraj should look out for in Dhaka
Jun 25, 2014

What Sushma Swaraj should look out for in Dhaka

Friendly Indo-Bangla relations will play a major role in securing peace and prosperity in the South Asia and these can be achieved with sincere initiatives by the government in resolving outstanding issues. India's Bangla policy could be a for the new government in dealing with other countries in the Neighbourhood.

What the G20 can do for Small Island Developing States
Sep 12, 2023

What the G20 can do for Small Island Developing States

Against the contemporary background of strong systemic shocks to the global economy, the Group of Twenty (G20) must address the stagnation in developmental priorities and spur economic growth. As the current steward of the rotating presidency within the G20, India has acquired a unique podium to spearhead discussions on pivotal global challenges.

What the PM must get right with Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina
Jun 03, 2013

What the PM must get right with Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina

While Dr. Manmohan Singh must necessarily wait for Nawaz Sharif to determine the pace at which he might be comfortable moving forward with India, in the case of Bangladesh, the burden is entirely on Delhi to implement the historic agreements it had negotiated with Dhaka.

What this China-Japan friendship means to India and the South China sea conflict
Nov 05, 2018

What this China-Japan friendship means to India and the South China sea conflict

Japan knows India is the best possible regional counter-weight to a rising China. At the same time, it has to work with China to counter global uncertainties.

What to expect at the UN Special Climate Summit
Sep 08, 2014

What to expect at the UN Special Climate Summit

As India, China, US and the European Union grapple with the need for equitable and meaningful climate action, strategies are also needed to address the differing needs and capabilities of the sub-national entities that make up these big players.

What Turkey Can Teach India
Jun 27, 2011

What Turkey Can Teach India

In India, the office of the foreign minister doesn't command nearly the sort of authority it should, or it did in the past. While foreign policy in other countries is influenced by domestic politics, in India it's being completely overshadowed by intra-party and intra-government feuds.

What urban India must learn from Mumbai’s pandemic efforts
Nov 29, 2021

What urban India must learn from Mumbai’s pandemic efforts

The Mumbai Model has shown how decentralised, collaborative and data-driven governance can effectively overcome a crisis even in the densest and poorl

What US and India need to do together in Afghanistan
Apr 18, 2013

What US and India need to do together in Afghanistan

The issues in Afghanistan do not exhaust potential areas for India-US cooperation. For example, combating the drug trade, engaging China, Central Asian nations, Iran, and Russia. Successful coordination and collaboration will go a long way towards creating a post-2014 Afghan scenario amenable to both India and the US.

What will Japan do in the future?
Nov 03, 2008

What will Japan do in the future?

Prof Eiichi Katahara and Prof Marie Izuyama, two distinguished scholars from the National Institute for Defence Studies, Tokyo visited ORF on 11 March 2008 to initiate a seminar which was largely attended by scholars, journalists, diplomats, etc.

What's in a game?
Apr 18, 2011

What's in a game?

Though Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani described his Mohali discussions with Dr. Manmohan Singh as a win-win situation, the Pakistan foreign office spokesperson, Tehmina Janjua, described the situation as one of guarded optimism. So what are the ground realities in this exchange? asks Mr. T.V. Rajeswar.

What's the current situation in Nepal?
Nov 23, 2009

What's the current situation in Nepal?

Eminent Nepalese journalist Mr. Yubaraj Ghimire visited ORF and shared his insights on the situation in Nepal.

What's the hoopla about Budget?
Feb 28, 2013

What's the hoopla about Budget?

A Budget is an imperative or otherwise a government will drift aimlessly, though that often seems to be the case even with the most minutely specific Budget. Having said that, one must wonder why there is such a fuss each year when the Finance Minister of India is about to present the Budget?

Whatever happened to MH370?
Mar 20, 2014

Whatever happened to MH370?

The MH370 incident has occurred very close to our Tri-service Command at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which has three radar stations. Regardless of whether or not MH370 actually flew over or close to the Command, it would doubtless be useful to learn lessons from this and that switching off radars at night is a dangerous way to economise.

Whatever the provocation, the Indian armed forces cannot take recourse to illegal acts
Apr 17, 2017

Whatever the provocation, the Indian armed forces cannot take recourse to illegal acts

The state’s monopoly of violence is accepted only if it follows the rule of law; if it doesn’t, it justifies the breaking of its monopoly by individuals, mobs and insurgents.

What’s ailing the World Health Organisation?
Apr 24, 2020

What’s ailing the World Health Organisation?

While the politicisation of the WHO remains a serious concern, it also presents an opportunity to rethink the underpinnings of the broader global gove

When 'safety' becomes a ghetto for women
Mar 20, 2013

When 'safety' becomes a ghetto for women

In the urban-rural stereotyping, the phrase 'city girls' epitomises the impact of urban excesses on the apparent modesty and traditional aspect of femininity. City girls are assumed to be loud, to say the least, and of 'morally inappropriate character' on the extreme. Even within cities, this dilemma of how girls in cities ought to behave persists.

When Arabs Followed The Leadership Of A Hindu They Adored
Feb 27, 2012

When Arabs Followed The Leadership Of A Hindu They Adored

The poem, one of numerous written in that period, expresses admiration for the spell Nehru had cast by his deft navigation of foreign policy between the two blocs not for India alone but a whole group.

When calamity shows the way
Oct 13, 2005

When calamity shows the way

In the earthquake tragedy, India and Pakistan have a rare opportunity to forget past differences and bitterness, at least some of it to begin with, and forge a partnership of peace and development. Both the countries should shed past inhibitions and acrimony, and look for fresh opportunities to work together for a common cause: to rebuild Kashmir.

When democracy is not enough
Dec 17, 2018

When democracy is not enough

If we do not stand up and reclaim the space we have conceded to criminals and other low-life who now sit in judgment over us, it will be our children who will pay the price in the coming years

When in doubt don't write, just speak
Jul 04, 2011

When in doubt don't write, just speak

Telecom companies are stuck with falling ARPUs. Indian researchers from two unlikely companies show them new tricks of the trade

When it comes to internet governance, India is still engaging actively with the UN
Aug 11, 2014

When it comes to internet governance, India is still engaging actively with the UN

A final draft resolution at the United Nations, passed in July 2014, has focused on the UN General Assembly's review process of World Summit on the Information Society outcomes implementation.

When Modi made his moves in the US
Oct 16, 2014

When Modi made his moves in the US

There was more to Narendra Modi's visit to the US than the razzmatazz of Madison Square Garden and Central Park. He had gone to the US after three basic foreign policy initiatives, and was making a statement on the world stage beyond the confines of the UNGA.

When Modi met Xi
Oct 15, 2014

When Modi met Xi

India's relations with China and Pakistan are unlikely to see any major strategic change in the years ahead. It is imperative for India to think afresh without losing old friends especially at a time of international flux. A US-Japan-India partnership in the 21st century would need to be worked out.

When Myanmar opens up
Dec 29, 2011

When Myanmar opens up

The Government of Myanmar, in the past few weeks, has played host to a number of high-ranking foreign officials. These include the likes of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.