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Canada cousins
Apr 14, 2015

Canada cousins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada this week should help rejuvenate an important relationship that has long been neglected in New Delhi. If real political differences alienated India and Canada during the Cold War, it is Delhi that has not been sufficiently attentive to the possibilities with Canada in recent years.

Cementing India-Bangladesh Relations
May 06, 2011

Cementing India-Bangladesh Relations

Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari's recent State visit, coming after the visit by another important Minister (for Commerce and Industry), Anand Sharma, to Bangladesh, has highlighted New Delhi'sefforts and sincerity at improving the burgeoning relationship with its neighbour even more.

Centre must step in to end corruption in Kashmir
Mar 09, 2018

Centre must step in to end corruption in Kashmir

Politics of appeasement must be done away with and New Delhi should extend all the anti-corruption laws of India, especially the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chabahar Port: India's counterweight to China's BRI in Eurasia
May 15, 2024

Chabahar Port: India's counterweight to China's BRI in Eurasia

The Chabahar Port deal between India and Iran can help the former gain connectivity to Eurasia and counter China’s growing regional influence

Chabahar, port of a smart call
May 16, 2024

Chabahar, port of a smart call

India's ability to successfully execute a 10-year agreement on the Chabahar port showcases New Delhi's continuing ability to manoeuvre in a geopolitically fragmented world.

China and India Jostle in the Indian Ocean
Dec 05, 2022

China and India Jostle in the Indian Ocean

This has been a longstanding policy of China, but more recently, Beijing has been perturbed by New Delhi’s proactive push in China’s periphery along the wider Indo-Pacific. Beijing is attempting to portray itself as the new leader in the emerging multipolar world

China feels India needs to be shown its place
Dec 21, 2022

China feels India needs to be shown its place

New Delhi must sharply raise its preparedness to deal with a Beijing that seems bent on aggression

China is a challenge, and not a threat, to India
Sep 02, 2004

China is a challenge, and not a threat, to India

New Delhi has made it clear that it does not see China as a "threat" to India. The official position reflects a correct assessment of our security environment. China poses a challenge, not a threat, to India.

China makes a pivot towards Russia
Apr 01, 2013

China makes a pivot towards Russia

Given the past Sino-Russian relations the longevity of their entente is moot. Clearly, India is not entirely without options in this geopolitical competition, the only problem is to get New Delhi to play the game.

China must act against Jaish-e-Mohammad in the wake of Pulwama terror attack
Feb 21, 2019

China must act against Jaish-e-Mohammad in the wake of Pulwama terror attack

China will continue to shield Pakistan. The Wuhan spirit, if it ever existed, is gasping for breath — and New Delhi will have to firm up its response to China.

China's Military Strategy: Implications for India
Jul 15, 2015

China's Military Strategy: Implications for India

In the Chinese defence paper, though nothing is directly indicative of India, the implications are quite clear with the focus on open seas protection and unbending approach to territorial disputes. Urgency and imagination will be key in tackling Chinese ambitions in what is considered New Delhi's backyard.

China's motives remain a mystery
May 01, 2013

China's motives remain a mystery

We are yet to get to the bottom of the mystery of the Chinese incursions. But the rhetoric that is coming out from New Delhi and Beijing now seems to suggest that the issue may quietly die down. As it is, it comes on the eve of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's visit to Beijing, and, more Chinese premier Li Keqiang's visit to New Delhi.

China's Taliban
Jul 31, 2015

China's Taliban

If New Delhi lets domestic political passions overwhelm the need for a carefully crafted strategy towards Pakistan, it will find the Afghan dynamic will soon make matters a lot more difficult for India.

China: Today and Tomorrow
Oct 17, 2006

China: Today and Tomorrow

In China, the regime's vision and capacity to transform the society and state has made a lot of difference, said Mr Harish Khare, Senior Associate Editor and Chief of the Delhi Bureau of The Hindu. Contemporary Chinese elite, cohesive as they are, have played a vital role in shaping-up the country.

China’s military rise and the Indian challenge
Apr 19, 2018

China’s military rise and the Indian challenge

Unlike other great powers of the past New Delhi has encountered, China impinges directly on India’s geopolitical landscape in multiple ways. The ris

China’s moment in Nepal: Implications for India
Dec 27, 2017

China’s moment in Nepal: Implications for India

Even as Nepal’s new leaders appear to pursue closer ties with Beijing, not all is lost for New Delhi.

China’s rising naval power means trouble for India
Apr 28, 2017

China’s rising naval power means trouble for India

New Delhi will need to look to the US for help resisting Beijing’s maritime ambitions.

China’s strategic ambitions seen in the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka
Jul 27, 2018

China’s strategic ambitions seen in the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean woes aren’t confined to Sri Lanka. Across the Indian Ocean’s littorals, the Chinese navy has been preparing to establish a stronger security presence. On Pakistan’s Makran coast, the PLAN has deployed regularly, including at Gwadar, also constructed by CMPorts. Earlier this year, the PLA is said to have initiated talks with the Pakistan military for another outpost at Jiwani.

China’s West Asian peace diplomacy a reality check for India
Mar 23, 2023

China’s West Asian peace diplomacy a reality check for India

The China-brokered Saudi Arabia-Iran deal puts the spotlight on New Delhi’s ties with Tehran

Chinese diaspora
Jul 09, 2014

Chinese diaspora

As ancient and highly populated regions, China and the Indian subcontinent have for long shaped global migration patterns. But, unlike Delhi, which has had to deal with diaspora issues ever since Independence, Beijing's problems have just begun.

Chinese Takeaway
Jul 25, 2012

Chinese Takeaway

With the World Bank punishing Bangladesh by withdrawing support to $3 billion multipurpose bridge over River Padma, Dhaka is hoping that China will step into the breach. Could India pit ch in too? Or Delhi and Beijing collaborate on a transformative economic venture in Banglade sh, setting a new basis for regional cooperation?

Chinese cyber escalation against India’s electricity grid amidst the boundary crisis 
Mar 10, 2021

Chinese cyber escalation against India’s electricity grid amidst the boundary crisis 

Beyond defensive measures, New Delhi needs to step up efforts for a potent cyber offensive capability that can enable retaliatory strikes against Chin

Citizens paying for private sector inefficiency
Jun 17, 2013

Citizens paying for private sector inefficiency

Privatised electricity distribution in Delhi completed ten years last June. Now an important question which we have to ask time and again is, why should the citizens pay for the inefficiency of the distribution companies? This is yet another public service that has become a score point for political parties, giving no relief to the ordinary citizen.

CM, work for AAPnomics
Jan 24, 2014

CM, work for AAPnomics

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should take a leaf from the Republic Day chief guest, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, and profer the much-awaited #AAPnomics of job creation, a strategy on wealth distribution, and, a vision on efficiency. His genius will lie in these making sense to the poorest and the weakest - without forgetting global investors and our diaspora.

Co-operative Federalism and Management of Diversity
Nov 02, 2004

Co-operative Federalism and Management of Diversity

As the world comes closer in the wake of information explosion and gobalisation, the idea of ¿Cooperative Federalism¿, which is seen as a tool to resolve conflicts, is gaining increasing relevance and acceptance. Inspired by this development, a two-day International Conference on ¿Co-operative Federalism and Management of Diversity¿, has been organized from November 2-3, 2004, under the auspices of Observer research Foundation (ORF) , New Del

Colombia's Agenda for 'Democratic Prosperity'
Dec 02, 2011

Colombia's Agenda for 'Democratic Prosperity'

Address by Colombian Deputy Foreign Minister, at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, on November 3, 2011 on Colombia's Agenda for Domestic Prosperity.

Colombo at a crossroads: India’s balanced response to Sri Lanka crisis
May 14, 2022

Colombo at a crossroads: India’s balanced response to Sri Lanka crisis

New Delhi can lend a helping hand as a responsible neighbour, but Sri Lanka’s future rests on its political establishment responding adequately to the people’s aspirations

Colombo correction
Apr 01, 2014

Colombo correction

The UPA's policy failures on Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have generated much bemoaning in Delhi's national security establishment about the breakdown of the rules of the republic that made the conduct of foreign policy the sole responsibility of the Centre. A closer look reveals that it is not the states that are exercising a veto over foreign policy decisions.

Colombo’s turnaround
Jul 25, 2023

Colombo’s turnaround

Renewed proximity with India can help Sri Lanka reduce its dependence on foreign reserves, while giving Delhi the leverage to push for benefits

Commission for air quality management in National Capital Region
Aug 31, 2021

Commission for air quality management in National Capital Region

A look at Delhi’s long-term air pollution problem and the newly approved legislation to combat it

Continuity in India’s ties with Central Asia
Feb 09, 2021

Continuity in India’s ties with Central Asia

As New Delhi cements its position as one of the fastest-growing major economies of the world, its increased engagement with the Central Asian region c

Contours of a new terror matrix
Mar 16, 2006

Contours of a new terror matrix

The stage is set for a new terrorist confederation with the sole agenda of wreaking havoc across the heartland of India in the months to come. Ignorance or indifference to the clear signs of such an alliance - visible from Bangalore to Delhi, via Ayodhya, Nalgonda, Mulund and Varanasi - would prove suicidal for India.

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition
Mar 20, 2021

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition

Japan wants to assist India to improve the investment climate to attract more FDI so that New Delhi can be linked more closely with Japan–ASEAN-based supply chains.

Corruption And Eleven Day Test Matches
Nov 22, 2010

Corruption And Eleven Day Test Matches

There had always been a nexus between the Congress party and big business. After all, Mahatma Gandhi?s Ashram at Sevagram was financed by Jamnalal Bajaj; Gandhiji was assassinated in Birla House, New Delhi.

Could Pakistan be on the cusp of becoming a 'normal state'?
Jul 22, 2019

Could Pakistan be on the cusp of becoming a 'normal state'?

New Delhi would be well advised to look at the Pakistan situation with an open mind or risk being left out of the flow.

Coup is a setback to Myanmar’s unique experiment with democracy
Feb 03, 2021

Coup is a setback to Myanmar’s unique experiment with democracy

Given India’s position in the region and its history of supporting democratic traditions, Delhi is likely to exert pressure for the restoration of democracy.

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment
Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment

New Delhi must consolidate the positive mood in the Valley to regain the trust of the people after abrogation of Article 370.

COVID19: An opportunity and challenge for ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy
Apr 18, 2020

COVID19: An opportunity and challenge for ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy

India has done well with its neighbours by not giving up on them in their own hour of crisis. Even while the nation was faced with exigencies of every

CPEC: Here comes the pushback
Oct 03, 2018

CPEC: Here comes the pushback

It was New Delhi which first pointed out the drawbacks of the Chinese model.

Create National Database on Naxals: Lt Gen (Retd) K M Seth
Apr 13, 2007

Create National Database on Naxals: Lt Gen (Retd) K M Seth

The former Governor of Chhattisgarh, Lt Gen (Retd) K M Seth, called for a national strategy and national level coordinated action plan to successfully deal with Naxalites of the CPI (Maoist). He was making a presentation on Naxalism in India, at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, on April 13, 2007.

Cross-border terror impeding India-Pak peace
Jul 04, 2005

Cross-border terror impeding India-Pak peace

Speaking at an interaction with visiting former diplomats from Pakistan, at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, on April 7, 2005, Vice Admiral (Retired) K.K. Nayyar called for a complete "U-turn" in the policies of both India and Pakistan for normalising relations between the two neighbours.

Current events in Pakistan: Impact on provincial faultlines
Jan 29, 2008

Current events in Pakistan: Impact on provincial faultlines

Much of the internal conflict in Pakistan has centered on the question of national identity - what does it mean to be a Pakistani? This was the underlying theme of the round-table discussion on Current Events in Pakistan: Impact on Sindh and Balochistan organised by Observer Research Foundation on January 29 in New Delhi.

Danger in Wuhan
Apr 26, 2018

Danger in Wuhan

Even while seeking to improve ties with China, New Delhi should be careful not to limit its own strategic choices.

De-escalation this time around will not be as easy as in Doklam
Jun 23, 2020

De-escalation this time around will not be as easy as in Doklam

New Delhi’s decreased policy manoeuvrability coupled with China’s decreasing need to comply with international norms and conventions is a dangerou

Dealing with vector borne diseases better: Learning from Sri Lanka's success with Malaria
Sep 30, 2016

Dealing with vector borne diseases better: Learning from Sri Lanka's success with Malaria

It is not the best picture that we, as one of the fastest growing economies, present to the world — where people are still dying of vector borne dis

Decoding India's Abstention on UNHRC Vote
Aug 10, 2015

Decoding India's Abstention on UNHRC Vote

In what is being touted as a major shift in Indian policy towards Israel, New Delhi abstained from a vote against Israel at the UN Human Rights Commission. The UN human rights body called for Israel's accountability in alleged war crimes committed by its officials during the conflict in Gaza in July 2014.

Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre
Dec 09, 2020

Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre

While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan
Aug 09, 2023

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan

As an emerging power in the current multipolar global order, India can use the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to protect, promote, and project its geostrategic and geoeconomic interests. The SCO is also a platform for India to reaffirm its commitment to revive and deepen its centuries-old civilisational, spiritual, and cultural ties with other member countries. This paper explores India's priorities at the SCO, chiefly connectivity, coun

Decoding what U.S. wants from India
Jan 20, 2015

Decoding what U.S. wants from India

Narendra Modi is viewing Obama's New Delhi visit on a longer perspective where he seeks to leverage the U.S. connection to attract technology and investment from the western world, as well as build ties to balance China.