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Sri Lanka: 'Great expectations' from Modi's India
Jun 20, 2014

Sri Lanka: 'Great expectations' from Modi's India

Whether Indians have great expectations from their new Prime Minister Narendra Modi or not, India's neighbours, who see in the emergence of Modi from a grassroots-level politician to become the Prime Minister of the world's largest democracy, seem to have expectations and aspirations unmatched in the recent past.

Sri Lanka: Why Modi Govt should build on inherited policy
Jul 25, 2014

Sri Lanka: Why Modi Govt should build on inherited policy

If anyone in southern Tamil Nadu, or across the Palk Strait in Sri Lanka, thought that there would be a grandiose shift in India's policy towards the southern Sri Lankan neighbour under a new, BJP dispensation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a lie to their hopes and claims.

Standing up to China: Modi govt has changed the terms of engagement with Beijing
Apr 07, 2017

Standing up to China: Modi govt has changed the terms of engagement with Beijing

Sino-Indian relations have entered uncharted territory as New Delhi seeks to engage Beijing strictly on reciprocity.

Strategy, not money, must drive Modi's military overhaul
May 27, 2014

Strategy, not money, must drive Modi's military overhaul

Taking care of the urgent requirements, the new Cabinet Committee on Security of the Modi government should insist on a radical overhaul of the national security system before funding new acquisitions.

Success of Modi’s ‘Act West’ policy opens doors to Gulf potential
Feb 16, 2018

Success of Modi’s ‘Act West’ policy opens doors to Gulf potential

Unlike the Indo-Pacific where the payoffs are limited, West Asia offers India vast energy resources that are vital for development and investment opportunities.

Swaraj's Beijing visit creates right atmosphere for Modi's visit
Feb 13, 2015

Swaraj's Beijing visit creates right atmosphere for Modi's visit

After Sushma Swaraj's successful visit to Beijing, which managed to create a certain degree of 'warmth' in China's attitude towards India, now all eyes will be on Mr Modi's visit to China in May. But before that the border talks that are going to be held soon will play a key role in determining the course of events.

Tactical gaps in Indo-Russia ties despite Putin-Modi’s bonhomie
Jun 05, 2017

Tactical gaps in Indo-Russia ties despite Putin-Modi’s bonhomie

Speculation was rife that the bilateral relationship had lost its strategic sheen and had become a transactional one, where Russia was just a convenient one-window stop for some military equipment.

Team Modi: Five stars will lead the way
Jun 01, 2019

Team Modi: Five stars will lead the way

Modi has got rid of underachievers and brought in the best of the talent at his disposal to mind infrastructure, agriculture, energy and railways, apa

Testing time for Modi?
Apr 11, 2014

Testing time for Modi?

There is hope among the politicians of various political groups in Kashmir as well as the people of Kashmir that Narendra Modi as Prime Minister would take some decisive action in keeping with their expectations. Modi himself has moderated his stand to that there should be a discussion on Article 370.

The fearsome foursome in Modi season 2
Jun 04, 2019

The fearsome foursome in Modi season 2

The team comprising of Home Minister Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the NSA Ajit Doval is a se

The importance of Modi's Paris visit
Apr 09, 2015

The importance of Modi's Paris visit

France is set to host the most important of climate conventions at the end of this year, one that will determine the successor to the Kyoto Protocol. This makes for an important area where India and France can cooperate.

The importance of Modi's visit to Myanmar
Nov 11, 2014

The importance of Modi's visit to Myanmar

As the Modi government brings in a renewed push to India's Look East policy with an "Act East" policy, Myanmar's geostrategic position becomes all the more important for India to put the necessary connectivity links with the country and the wider region.

The limits of Moditva
Dec 28, 2012

The limits of Moditva

The interesting thing is that almost all the current crop of leaders who enjoy connect with their people at the regional level are prime ministerial aspirants in 2014. Everyone is positioning himself or herself in subtle ways already.

The Manmohan Doctrine and Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy
Jun 04, 2014

The Manmohan Doctrine and Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy

Mr Narendra Modi's decision to invite the Head of Governments of India's neighbouring countries for his swearing-in was appreciated by Dr Sanjaya Baru, former Media Advisor of Dr Manmohan Singh. Modi's emphasis on the economy was also noted.

The Modi budgets: High achievements sans institutionalised change
Jan 28, 2022

The Modi budgets: High achievements sans institutionalised change

The Modi government’s fragmented approach has remained at the canopy and has not been able to achieve foundational improvements in budgeting at the

The Modi factor in Indian foreign policy
Mar 08, 2019

The Modi factor in Indian foreign policy

Modi has redefined strategic autonomy as an objective that is attainable through strengthened partnerships.

The Modi govt's economic story
May 12, 2015

The Modi govt's economic story

Modi himself is on record saying that it would take him 5-7 years to fulfil his agenda. That is a reasonable amount of time. The issue, however, is not how much time he deserves, but how much he will actually get, and no one can forecast that.

The Modi govt's real test is yet to come
May 27, 2015

The Modi govt's real test is yet to come

The real test for any government is elections - both state and central. The Narendra Modi government faces one later this year when elections will take place to the Bihar.

The Modi-Hasina legacy
Apr 22, 2024

The Modi-Hasina legacy

Looking at a decade of India-Bangladesh partnership

The Modi-Xi Summit: Addressing Core Issues
May 15, 2015

The Modi-Xi Summit: Addressing Core Issues

The Chinese understanding about the border has changed many times and while a swap agreement would be a feasible solution to the issue, the Chinese have asked for more concessions on the East, says Dr. Manoj Joshi

The Narendra Modi government should engage Canberra more substantively
Jun 05, 2019

The Narendra Modi government should engage Canberra more substantively

India should not lose sight of the fact that it needs strong regional partnerships if the challenge of China’s rise is to be managed effectively.

The political transformation of India under the aegis of Narendra Modi
May 23, 2019

The political transformation of India under the aegis of Narendra Modi

The lesson of 2019: The Modi generation, which is and will be India’s most influential ever, will reshape this country

The problem with Narendra Modi’s Pakistan policy is not ideology – but hubris and incompetence
Sep 24, 2018

The problem with Narendra Modi’s Pakistan policy is not ideology – but hubris and incompetence

His party claimed to be different from the effete government led by the Congress and its foreign policy therefore needs to be held to a higher standard.

The regulatory opportunity in the Nirav Modi-PNB crisis
Mar 23, 2018

The regulatory opportunity in the Nirav Modi-PNB crisis

The big idea that has got lost in all debates in the financial sector is the consumer. Refocussing the regulatory objective on bringing the consumer b

The rising domestic danger to India’s foreign policy under Modi
Mar 06, 2020

The rising domestic danger to India’s foreign policy under Modi

Whether New Delhi likes it or not, it is becoming increasingly clear that domestic issues are affecting ties with its neighbors and partners and that the costs of this are increasing.

The Shishupala Doctrine: Narendra Modi and de-truncating the Indo-Pak power asymmetry
Jun 01, 2019

The Shishupala Doctrine: Narendra Modi and de-truncating the Indo-Pak power asymmetry

The historic second term of Narendra Modi’s government can serve to exacerbate the material asymmetry between India and Pakistan. For this reason an

The strategic logic of Modi’s Indonesia visit
Jun 08, 2018

The strategic logic of Modi’s Indonesia visit

The trip reinforced both the growing strategic alignment between New Delhi and Jakarta as well as its limits.

There is an answer to Modi’s enigma on Galwan
Jun 24, 2020

There is an answer to Modi’s enigma on Galwan

Modi’s efforts appear prescient, but the answers to the questions he posed remain equally elusive. How do you maintain stability on a border that h

Three years and counting: The Modi administration
Jun 05, 2017

Three years and counting: The Modi administration

The BJP has achieved a lot in the areas of governance, growth and ease of doing business. The party currently appears to be in a strong position for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Three years of Narendra Modi's foreign policy
May 31, 2017

Three years of Narendra Modi's foreign policy

The Narendra Modi government has been unabashed in changing India’s foreign policy trajectory in the three years it has been in power.

Time for the next big gamble for Modi: Tax rich farmers
May 04, 2017

Time for the next big gamble for Modi: Tax rich farmers

Post the success of demonetisation PM should now move towards taxing rich farmers by stopping the rhetoric of ‘poor farmers’ as a fig leaf.

Tough India more likely under Modi
Apr 05, 2014

Tough India more likely under Modi

Narendra Modi's view of foreign affairs is likely to be shaped by the outlook of his contacts in the world of commerce. This is not a bad thing, because, the key to any "tough" or decisive policy rests on the state of the Indian economy. But toughness as policy is fraught with all manner of danger, like Nehru's "tough" policy with China in 1962.

UN failed in Its COVID response, but what about PM Modi’s record?
Sep 28, 2020

UN failed in Its COVID response, but what about PM Modi’s record?

Not only is Indian economy sliding, but liberal democratic foundations of the Indian Republic are withering away.