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Narendra Modi and his soaring popularity
May 28, 2019

Narendra Modi and his soaring popularity

Prime Minister Modi contested the recent parliamentary election with at least half-a-dozen prime ministerial aspirants representing the opposition vyi

Narendra Modi and India’s new climate change norms
Jul 18, 2019

Narendra Modi and India’s new climate change norms

At the start of the republic, India found a normative voice on the global stage through its moral stand against colonialism. Now a rising India needs

Australia’s opportunity with the return of Narendra Modi
Jun 12, 2019

Australia’s opportunity with the return of Narendra Modi

Australia wants to solidify its bilateral architecture — government, business and people-to-people led — with India through improved business and

Constraints to Convictions: PV Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi
Jul 24, 2021

Constraints to Convictions: PV Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi

Going forward, the 21st century will see leaders at the Union embrace reforms with greater force and stronger conviction.

Getting Narendra Modi’s generic medicines policy right
May 08, 2017

Getting Narendra Modi’s generic medicines policy right

Rolling out a half-baked populist agenda is likely to backfire and be detrimental to the public health agenda.

Kejriwal has an edge over Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi
Jan 14, 2014

Kejriwal has an edge over Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi

If the final list of prime ministerial candidates consists of only Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and possibly a third front candidate like Nitish Kumar or anyone else, Arvind Kejriwal will surely be there as the people's candidate. And, in the final analysis, the chances of Kejriwal clinching the highest leadership in the country are brighter than those of Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit boost ties
Apr 05, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit boost ties

The key takeaway of the visit was the assurance of the friendship and recognition of the importance that India and Bangladesh give to the bilateral re

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 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 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

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.

What Narendra Modi has mastered that others haven't
Mar 12, 2017

What Narendra Modi has mastered that others haven't

Today's nationalism is rooted in economic imperatives. Narendra Modi has understood and mastered the instruments and social forces.

Why attending BRICS 2018 was so significant for PM Narendra Modi
Jul 30, 2018

Why attending BRICS 2018 was so significant for PM Narendra Modi

For Narendra Modi, going into elections next year, the focus has been to put across India as a major global economy.

"The Great Game" 2.0: Belarus & India: The Way Forward
Oct 27, 2021

"The Great Game" 2.0: Belarus & India: The Way Forward

It is pivotal for Belarus and the world to raise awareness of how to do successful business with India

#Budget2017 and #demonetisation — The PM's 2019 pitch
Feb 27, 2017

#Budget2017 and #demonetisation — The PM's 2019 pitch

In 2019, when the question is posed as to what his government did to tackle corruption, PM Modi can point towards demonetisation.

#Kashmir: PM lacks political aide with sufficient heft
Aug 29, 2016

#Kashmir: PM lacks political aide with sufficient heft

PM Modi’s only problem is that he lacks a political aide with sufficient heft to take the conversation on Kashmir forward.

'Lighting up homes in villages': Will BharatNet live up to its promise?
Nov 18, 2021

'Lighting up homes in villages': Will BharatNet live up to its promise?

The world’s largest rural broadband project, BharatNet, has had multiple setbacks, but strategic partnerships with the private sector could help it

10 Years Of Modi's Foreign Policy: Aspiration Meets Self-Assurance
Mar 22, 2024

10 Years Of Modi's Foreign Policy: Aspiration Meets Self-Assurance

This commentary provides an analysis of the Modi government's decade long foreign policy decisions.

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations
Nov 30, 2019

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations

The dialogue has wider strategic implications beyond the bilateral relationship itself.

50 days of lockdown: Measuring India’s success in arresting COVID-19
May 19, 2020

50 days of lockdown: Measuring India’s success in arresting COVID-19

As India completes 50 days of lockdown, this report presents the findings of a data-driven enquiry into the extent to which the lockdown has achieved its health objectives and arrested the spread of COVID-19. The success is measured on four parameters: flattening the curve, reducing the growth rate of new cases, containing the spread, and improving healthcare capacity. The findings show that while the lockdown has flattened the curve to an extent

6 Years of Digital India: How successful has PM Modi's plan been?
Jul 02, 2021

6 Years of Digital India: How successful has PM Modi's plan been?

Digital India created a brand, mirroring PM Modi's 'Jan-Jan Modi, Ghar-Ghar Modi' of aspiration & inclusivity.

7 economic reforms that await Modi Season 2
May 24, 2019

7 economic reforms that await Modi Season 2

With Verdict 2019 giving a greater political force to Modi’s next five years, we hope some of them will make the grade, or at least, in experiential

A balance of forces: The very meaning of ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’ in a war has changed. Ask the Americans
Feb 01, 2020

A balance of forces: The very meaning of ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’ in a war has changed. Ask the Americans

Even short of nuclear war, it is open to debate if India, the preponderant South Asian military power, has the capacity to beat Pakistan at this juncture.

A belligerent China can be just the catalyst India-Australia ties need
Jun 04, 2020

A belligerent China can be just the catalyst India-Australia ties need

There is an ambitious bilateral agenda that will add substance to the India-Australia summit.

A changing Gulf stream: Arab states and the Israel–Palestine conundrum
Jun 30, 2020

A changing Gulf stream: Arab states and the Israel–Palestine conundrum

The Indian stance on Palestine is a non-issue, specifically for Israel, which knows India’s views are mostly steeped in its own domestic politics.

A confident India is taking on the world
Jun 01, 2023

A confident India is taking on the world

New Delhi today is articulating a new voice on the global stage and is confidently able to steer through some of the evident contradictions in its approach.

A glimmer of hope in Indo-Pak relations
May 30, 2014

A glimmer of hope in Indo-Pak relations

Narendra Modi is a post-Partition Prime Minister who has no family history linking him directly to the event. This could work to his advantage if he chooses to take a less emotional and more logical approach to the Indo-Pak relationship.

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’
Jul 24, 2023

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’

Since his assumption to power in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been slowly stretching the arm of the country’s foreign policy into Pacific waters in furtherance of the ‘Act East’ policy. While India’s relationship with the Pacific island states (read, not Australia and New Zealand) is quite unestablished, Modi is attempting to set the foundations for prosperous future cooperation. In the form of a guidebook for India on Pa

A moderate Modi and stable Sharif can mend Indo-Pakistan ties
Jul 13, 2015

A moderate Modi and stable Sharif can mend Indo-Pakistan ties

It can be very tempting to not be overly optimistic following the recent meeting between Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia. There is a sense of familiarity to the manner in which India-Pakistan relations unfold.

A new geopolitical battlefield is emerging in the Pacific
May 22, 2023

A new geopolitical battlefield is emerging in the Pacific

The US and India no longer seem diffident about joining hands to counter the rising influence of China

A New India-France alliance?
Sep 05, 2019

A New India-France alliance?

While talk of an alliance may be premature, there is clearly an increasing convergence of interests between the two strategic partners.

A new normal has now been set for India-US relations
Feb 27, 2020

A new normal has now been set for India-US relations

That Trump travelled to India without any substantive deliverable is the real story here

A passage through Europe
Jun 06, 2017

A passage through Europe

Prime Minister Modi’s outreach to Europe has injected pragmatism in a relationship which was adrift for some time. Now the proverbial ball is in Europe’s court.