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Modi & Sharif in Astana: Is a thaw possible?
Jun 05, 2017

Modi & Sharif in Astana: Is a thaw possible?

There is a slim chance that any substantive dialogue between Modi and Sharif could take place in Astana — India realises it will not benefit from ta

Modi & Xi at Mamallapuram: How India can increase diplomatic clout
Oct 10, 2019

Modi & Xi at Mamallapuram: How India can increase diplomatic clout

Both countries are likely to focus on trade and economic issues in Mamallapuram, but the overhang of the growing political dissonance in their relationship cannot and should not be discounted.

Modi 2.0 confronts a challenging foreign policy landscape
May 27, 2019

Modi 2.0 confronts a challenging foreign policy landscape

After celebrating his win, Modi needs to prepare for much work ahead on the foreign policy front.

Modi 2.0 offers a giant political supermarket
Jun 19, 2019

Modi 2.0 offers a giant political supermarket

Export orientation is a quality and time conscious eco-system which hinges on becoming part of global supply chains.

Modi 2.0 two-nation southern visit, full of messages and meanings
Jun 10, 2019

Modi 2.0 two-nation southern visit, full of messages and meanings

Modi in his first overseas visit in the new term, extended an early hand to the two Indian Ocean neighbours to ensure collective security.

Modi 2.0: Challenge to meet rising expectations
Jun 10, 2019

Modi 2.0: Challenge to meet rising expectations

Economic revival alone can result in a sustained growth.

Modi 2.0: Different economic strokes?
May 28, 2019

Modi 2.0: Different economic strokes?

Modi 2.0 must be about deregulating the economy and improving core regulatory skills to monitor and punish deviations without snuffing out the freedom to innovate, grow or diversify, which are at the heart of entrepreneurship.

Modi 2.0: From conquest to consolidation
Aug 05, 2019

Modi 2.0: From conquest to consolidation

PM Modi’s first term was about expanding political power. This term is about instituting governance.

Modi 2.0: governance to need a frugal touch
Jun 07, 2019

Modi 2.0: governance to need a frugal touch

The government must redeem its earlier commitment to reduce the FD to 2.5% of the GDP over five years.

Modi and CHOGM 2018: Reimagining the Commonwealth
Aug 20, 2023

Modi and CHOGM 2018: Reimagining the Commonwealth

In an apparent turnaround for Indian foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in April underscores a change of approach towards a forum generally considered as a non-entity in Indian strategic circles. As a rising power, India is looking at engaging in avenues where its status is recognised, especially during this period of unprecedented global structural ch

Modi and CHOGM 2018: Reimagining the Commonwealth HARSH V. PANTAKSHAY RANADE
Aug 20, 2023

Modi and CHOGM 2018: Reimagining the Commonwealth HARSH V. PANTAKSHAY RANADE

Ties between India and Japan are historical and enduring. In the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), the leaders of the two countries have married their respective countries’ “Act East” Policy and “Free and Open Indo Pacific” aspirations. The AAGC is envisioned to provide a renewed opportunity for partnership where both regions can complement each other’s development and growth.  The AAGC will bring out the economic gains for Afr

Modi and Hasina have the opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties
Jun 09, 2015

Modi and Hasina have the opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties

Both Modi and Hasina will be in power for the next four years and have the historic opportunity to further strengthen bilateral ties for which the Modi visit has contributed in no small measure. The next generation of Bangladeshis and Indians expect no less.

Modi and Jokowi
Oct 28, 2014

Modi and Jokowi

New Delhi is yet to get its defence engagement with Jakarta in shape. Through the decade-long UPA rule, Delhi and Jakarta had been talking about expanding bilateral defence cooperation. But progress had been rather slow thanks to the government's dysfunctional defence policies.

Modi and media: An uneasy relationship or one-way communication street?
Jul 15, 2019

Modi and media: An uneasy relationship or one-way communication street?

Is the country’s communication system heading from free flow of information to restricted, regulated and controlled regime?

Modi and Obama's war
Oct 01, 2014

Modi and Obama's war

The real issue is not about double standards on terrorism. Nor is hypocrisy a monopoly of either America or India. The problem is different. Although the US and India see terrorism as a great threat to their societies, they have different priorities in the war against it.

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
Oct 07, 2014

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy

In the past, India avoided talking to major powers like the US and Europe on the Middle East. Modi has hinted at a change in this approach by taking forthright positions on terrorism, nuclear proliferation and other controversial issues during his visit to the US.

Modi and the middle powers
Apr 09, 2015

Modi and the middle powers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, Germany and Canada beginning Thursday should help New Delhi consolidate three of India's very special relationships -with France, Germany and Canada. Modi's visit to Europe and Canada should help restore some balance to India's international engagement.

Modi and the tale of two terror speeches
Sep 26, 2016

Modi and the tale of two terror speeches

Modi appears to recognise that it is strategic restraint that has brought India to the front rank of economic powers.

Modi and Xi in Wuhan: Bringing normalcy back to the India-China relationship
May 01, 2018

Modi and Xi in Wuhan: Bringing normalcy back to the India-China relationship

Top leaderships in both countries are cognizant of the challenges that bedevil their relationship.

Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter
Aug 28, 2014

Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for using social media to address the public directly has apparently caused a rift within India's mainstream press.

Modi can't take India-America ties for granted with US President Trump
Jun 06, 2017

Modi can't take India-America ties for granted with US President Trump

New Delhi is going through the motions of pretending everything is normal.

Modi courts Trump with flying colors
Jun 28, 2017

Modi courts Trump with flying colors

Once again, Modi proves his skeptics wrong.

Modi effect: Revival of trust in India-Nepal relations
Nov 07, 2014

Modi effect: Revival of trust in India-Nepal relations

To foster India-Nepal relations, the focus should be on the 3Cs -- connectivity, communication and communities - according to Sujeev Shakya, Founder CEO, Beed Management and Chair of the Nepal Economic Forum.

Modi faces Putin test amid 'turbulent' Russia ties
May 30, 2017

Modi faces Putin test amid 'turbulent' Russia ties

Earlier this month, India and Russia took stock of the bilateral relationship in a range of sectors, including civil nuclear, trade and investments.

Modi factor in Indian politics
Jun 28, 2013

Modi factor in Indian politics

The Modi factor disturbed the Congress party also to some extent. Though Jairam Ramesh had called Modi as "India's first authentic fascist", his description that Modi might prove a challenge to the Congress in 2014 did not go well with a Congress veteran who went to the extent of saying that if Ramesh felt so, he might as well resign and join Modi.

Modi first needs to change the way government works
Sep 29, 2015

Modi first needs to change the way government works

PM Modi has made another high decibel visit to the US, once again holding out hope that India is ready to do business. However, unfortunately not much has changed back home between his last trip and the ongoing one. Rules, laws and regulations remain inflexible.

Modi gets real on the economy
Aug 27, 2019

Modi gets real on the economy

The best news in years is that India’s government finally seems to recognize the scale of the problems it faces.

Modi government can't afford to repeat foreign policy mistakes in 2018
Jan 02, 2018

Modi government can't afford to repeat foreign policy mistakes in 2018

In 2018, significant developments could take place in Southeast Asia, beginning with the Indo-ASEAN commemorative summit on January, followed by New Delhi hosting all the ASEAN leaders collectively as chief guests at the Republic Day function.

Modi government chooses rhetoric over substance in Kashmir
Feb 09, 2018

Modi government chooses rhetoric over substance in Kashmir

Ideology and political gain seem to play a role in the Modi government’s Pakistan policy. If it was ideology, India ought to have declared Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism instead of going around the world asking others to do so.

Modi government has two choices in dealing with J&K’s Pulwama attack
Feb 15, 2019

Modi government has two choices in dealing with J&K’s Pulwama attack

Given the state of India-Pakistan relations, India doesn’t have much diplomatic leverage with Islamabad at this juncture.

Modi government must engage with the Gupkar Declaration
Sep 26, 2020

Modi government must engage with the Gupkar Declaration

If the Gupkar Declaration fails, it will be a collective failure of the mainstream in Jammu and Kashmir, and render any electoral exercise futile.

Modi government needs a fresh strategy for Jammu and Kashmir
Jun 18, 2018

Modi government needs a fresh strategy for Jammu and Kashmir

A plan is needed to deal with the changing nature of the militancy.

Modi Government, one year After: A new manual for diplomats
May 21, 2015

Modi Government, one year After: A new manual for diplomats

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes the first year in office, his greatest momentum has been in foreign policy. But the external opportunities he has successfully created for India could be undermined by potential domestic failures.

Modi Govt's black money amnesty scheme a failure
Oct 03, 2015

Modi Govt's black money amnesty scheme a failure

The flop black money amnesty scheme is a huge setback for a government which was committed to bringing back black money. What is worrisome is that other nations have succeeded while India has failed abysmally in this exercise.

Modi Govt's challenge in Nepal
Jul 25, 2014

Modi Govt's challenge in Nepal

The Modi government's real challenge in Nepal is not China. It is the tragic failure of Delhi's own engagement with Kathmandu. Despite geographic proximity, cultural intimacy, economic interdependence and shared political values, India has stumbled in Nepal.

Modi has a big hand in Obama’s success on the India front
Jan 21, 2017

Modi has a big hand in Obama’s success on the India front

Silencing both critics and skeptics, Modi had categorically stated that “relations between the two countries cannot be determined or be even remotely influenced by incidents related to individuals.”

Modi has just bet he can change India's social behaviour
Dec 01, 2016

Modi has just bet he can change India's social behaviour

PM Modi's push to industries - trucking, agricultural purchases, construction - where wages are still distributed in cash towards digital payments