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Modi In Bangladesh: What Will The Visit Deliver?
Jun 06, 2015

Modi In Bangladesh: What Will The Visit Deliver?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh after the land boundary settlement is a step with far-reaching strategic implications. The two countries can now take their bilateral ties to a much higher level.

Modi in Cairo: Pulling India–Egypt ties out of a deep freeze
Jun 27, 2023

Modi in Cairo: Pulling India–Egypt ties out of a deep freeze

Modi’s visit to Egypt offers a strong platform to build a relationship in the changing world order

Modi in Denmark: Russia-Ukraine Crisis Offers a Unique Opportunity to India
May 05, 2022

Modi in Denmark: Russia-Ukraine Crisis Offers a Unique Opportunity to India

The Ukraine war has, if anything, added to the impetus for bringing India closer to the Nordic region.

Modi in Maldives: Sets the ball rolling for restoring old ties
Nov 26, 2018

Modi in Maldives: Sets the ball rolling for restoring old ties

In his inauguration speech, President Solih referred only to India by name, and also reiterated that the Maldives was returning to the ‘India first�

Modi in Mauritius: Renewing a Special Relationship
Mar 10, 2015

Modi in Mauritius: Renewing a Special Relationship

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, M. Ganapathi, former High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, analyses India-Mauritius ties and suggests areas of cooperation to further strengthen the relationship.

Modi in Nepal: Religion and diplomacy
Nov 24, 2014

Modi in Nepal: Religion and diplomacy

One hopes that by the time Modi gets to places like Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath, India would have taken concrete steps towards the promotion of trans-border connectivity and tourism between the two countries.

Modi is rewriting India's ties with ASEAN
Jan 29, 2018

Modi is rewriting India's ties with ASEAN

Given its proximity to India and its importance in global value chains, ASEAN is in a vital zone of India’s strategic interests.

Modi isn’t the only ‘Chowkidar’, he can learn from Hooda report
Apr 25, 2019

Modi isn’t the only ‘Chowkidar’, he can learn from Hooda report

A key element of the 44-page document entitled ‘India’s National Security Strategy’ (INSS) is the view that India must be prepared for unilateral, limited military actions against terror groups in Pakistan.

Modi legacy: What the future holds for India
Jan 08, 2020

Modi legacy: What the future holds for India

The man is full of energy, strong in the saddle and is likely to be around till 2030.

Modi makes a mark on the global stage
Dec 01, 2014

Modi makes a mark on the global stage

Six months in office, Narendra Modi has set a scorching pace, but mainly in the area of foreign policy. He has undertaken eight foreign trips, of which six were to the Asia-Pacific region. And, there can be little doubt that the subtext of his visits to nine countries has been China.

Modi must ensure India is in China's global calculations
May 15, 2015

Modi must ensure India is in China's global calculations

When Modi meets Xi, he will be talking to a leader positioning himself and his country as a global power. It is important for India to be in some of the calculations, just as much it is necessary for India not to overstretch by wanting to be seen everywhere.

Modi must get India out of COVID-19 crisis to make foreign policy work
May 21, 2020

Modi must get India out of COVID-19 crisis to make foreign policy work

There are many metrics to measure the Modi foreign policy of the past year.

Modi must moderate the Sangh
Dec 18, 2014

Modi must moderate the Sangh

Narendra Modi came to power with an unexceptional agenda: push economic growth; transform the infrastructure; bring about a social transformation. But this agenda appears to be in danger of being drowned out by a cacophony of voices from Hindutva organisations.

Modi must re-establish the power of the Executive at the Centre
Jun 05, 2014

Modi must re-establish the power of the Executive at the Centre

The new Prime Minister will also have to wrestle policy decisions out of the hands of the media panels at primetime. Less than 10% per cent of homes with TV sets watch news and less than ten per cent of those homes watch English news.Yet, anchors and media personalities claim to speak for the nation.

Modi picks up the gauntlet
Sep 14, 2016

Modi picks up the gauntlet

PM Modi becoming a proactive participant in the great game

Modi places big bets for India in Silicon Valley
Sep 29, 2015

Modi places big bets for India in Silicon Valley

If all goes well, India and the US could partner at the ICANN high table, in the sort of Security Council of Internet governance. In engaging with the tech community in California, Modi was bolstering India's credentials for such a role.

Modi reimagines India’s role in the world
Jun 06, 2019

Modi reimagines India’s role in the world

No longer just a balancer, the prime minister wants to make India a major power in its own right. And his cabinet pick shows he’s serious about doing so.

Modi reimagines the Indian military
Sep 09, 2019

Modi reimagines the Indian military

By announcing the creation of a chief of defense staff, New Delhi hopes to modernise India’s armed forces.

Modi shines on world stage, labours at home
Apr 30, 2015

Modi shines on world stage, labours at home

The Government's honeymoon is perhaps already over and realistically it has another 6 to 12 months to start putting flesh on the bare-bone schemes and ideas announced this past year. If these do not eventuate, one may well witness emptier stadiums abroad and hear shriller voices at home.

Modi should shed role of sole vote gatherer
Nov 06, 2015

Modi should shed role of sole vote gatherer

PM Modi must shed the self-acquired role of the sole, vote gatherer. He needed this image to overcome inner-party contestation and become the Prime Minister. Today, this image is a handicap. On this score, ironically, Modi could usefully emulate the laidback, apolitical Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Modi shouldn't do away with EGoM
Jun 24, 2014

Modi shouldn't do away with EGoM

EGoMs were a useful device that helped decide many contentious issues in India in the past. It was pioneered by the Vajpayee government. It may be useful for the Modi Govt to note that 18 "leading small groups", four presided by President Xi Jinping, exist in the Chinese system as well.

Modi stirs the hornet’s nest with NDTV media gag
Nov 07, 2016

Modi stirs the hornet’s nest with NDTV media gag

Modi government has stirred a hornet’s nest in imposing a one-day ban on NDTV India on clearly specious grounds that need to be looked into

Modi visit to boost India-Israel ties
Jun 15, 2015

Modi visit to boost India-Israel ties

Even though India's defence, security and economic relations with Israel have been on the upswing since the 1990s, Modi has been credited with elevating the strategic dimension of India-Israel partnership by bringing relations "out of the closet".

Modi was right. India isn’t ready for free trade
Nov 20, 2019

Modi was right. India isn’t ready for free trade

Until the country can address its own economic problems, agreements like the RCEP may do more harm than good.

Modi's America
Sep 24, 2014

Modi's America

India must improve relations with both Washington and Beijing and not limit ties with one because of the other. India, as Modi says, has the bandwidth to engage both China and the US. The objective must be to build India's comprehensive national power through whatever cooperation is possible with both America and China.

Modi's Babu-led model won't work
Oct 09, 2015

Modi's Babu-led model won't work

Experience has shown us that governmental systems run by bureaucrats cannot be reformed by them. Reform and restructuring is something only the political class can bring. But the Modi government has sought to rely on the bureaucracy. The result is a seriously underperforming government.

Modi's Buddhism
Dec 03, 2014

Modi's Buddhism

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi winds down an intensive phase of foreign policy activism, one surprising feature of his diplomacy has been the frequent evocation of Buddhism. The PM has put Buddhism at the heart of India's vigorous new diplomacy.

Modi's Canberra visit: Continuing the momentum
Nov 15, 2014

Modi's Canberra visit: Continuing the momentum

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Australia, taking place nearly 30 years after the last Indian Prime Ministerial visit (Rajiv Gandhi in 1986), comes at a critical time for both countries - when strategic equations are being redrawn, creating new Asian security dynamics.

Modi's China problem
Jan 31, 2015

Modi's China problem

As one of the world's largest economies and as a rising power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is suggesting that India needs "multi-alignment", or more intensive partnerships with all great powers, including America and China.

Modi's cricket diplomacy: Renewing political contact with Pakistan
Feb 13, 2015

Modi's cricket diplomacy: Renewing political contact with Pakistan

Cricket has always come in handy for India and Pakistan leaders to break political ice at difficult moments. And this World Cup has provided Modi with an opportunity to end the current diplomatic impasse. Modi called up Sharif to wish Pakistan well in the Cup and offered to send the new foreign secretary to Islamabad.

Modi's critical moment: What can India learn from Brazil?
Dec 09, 2014

Modi's critical moment: What can India learn from Brazil?

Under Modi, India must find the right balance between a strong national leadership, popular expectations for change and an optimistic vision of progress. Change can certainly be achieved, but Indians need more than just the will of a strong leader.

Modi's development dream & harsh ground realities
Jun 11, 2014

Modi's development dream & harsh ground realities

Is it realistic to expect the new Prime Minister and his team to bring about a turnaround when some of the key economic indicators have been stagnating for so long? He struck the right note at his inaugural speech by asking people to build a developed and inclusive India.