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  • India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy Jun 24, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy

    While China brags about a shared dream and prosperity, the spectre of rancour it puts on display threatens self-inflicting damage

  • Trump’s visa ban | It's politics over economics Jun 24, 2020 08:19 AM IST

    Trump’s visa ban | It's politics over economics

    India, in all likelihood, will downplay this move of the Trump administration. It can only hope that the US will eventually take into account the long-term benefits of H-1B visa for its own competitiveness and technological superiority

  • Why a complete boycott of Chinese goods is not possible Jun 23, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Why a complete boycott of Chinese goods is not possible

    Currently China’s presence in the Indian market is huge, and we cannot — at least for the moment — wish it away. What is required are structural reforms and appropriate policy interventions across sectors

  • Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis? Jun 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis?

    Xi Jinping would not want Li Keqiang, who has experience in tackling the 2009 H1N1 virus outbreak, to garner an image as the hero of the current COVID-19 crisis. This is why Xi’s allies are picking holes in Li’s call to revive the stall economy

  • John Bolton unmasks Donald Trump: Can India count on the US President? Jun 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    John Bolton unmasks Donald Trump: Can India count on the US President?

    Donald Trump’s get-tough-with-China policy is apparently tied to his re-election, swinging between China’s inclination to buy more US farm products and getting tough with China after the pandemic

  • China’s insecurities have played out in Ladakh Jun 19, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    China’s insecurities have played out in Ladakh

    It is no secret that the growing Chinese belligerence along the LAC owes in large part to Beijing’s exaggerated jitters at India’s efforts to build logistical infrastructure in the region

  • History shows that India cannot risk lowering its guard against China Jun 18, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    History shows that India cannot risk lowering its guard against China

    Right from the 1950s, China’s actions have let down India’s trust and efforts to maintain good neighbourly ties

  • What are India’s military options against China? Jun 18, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    What are India’s military options against China?

    As India contemplates its options, which present significant challenges, China would be mistaken in thinking that those challenges will serve as an absolute self-deterrent for India

  • India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China Jun 17, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China

    China is staring at a multi-front crisis emanating from a global anti-Beijing regrouping, a resurgent India and its own unstable domestic affairs with a slowing economy and soaring unemployment

  • India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan Jun 15, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan

    India will find more common ground with the CARs regarding Afghanistan than with any other country/group. This will also reduce Pakistan’s influence

  • India-China Ties | Incessant problems and the mirage of peace Jun 10, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    India-China Ties | Incessant problems and the mirage of peace

    Though incursions have been a part of India-China border management, in recent times they have become more aggressive

  • How prepared is India to strike and wound China where it hurts the most? Jun 09, 2020 09:55 AM IST

    How prepared is India to strike and wound China where it hurts the most?

    China’s aggression in 1962, leading to war, is only notionally over; it continues by other means, most notably repeated incursions across the Line of Actual Control

  • Why India should have Hong Kong's back Jun 05, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    Why India should have Hong Kong's back

    Standing up for Hong Kong is in India's interest — both economically and diplomatically

  • In time-tested ties between India and Nepal, China must not be a factor Jun 01, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    In time-tested ties between India and Nepal, China must not be a factor

    Nepal has been a loyal friend for decades, and Indian diplomacy needs to use tact rather than the overly big boss approach

  • On whose behest is Nepal ratcheting up things against India? May 28, 2020 04:13 PM IST

    On whose behest is Nepal ratcheting up things against India?

    China's commercial leverages no doubt have an enormous lure of fancy aid, trade and investments, yet these can never replace India's place in Nepalese lives

  • India-Nepal Ties | A border dispute is the new normal May 28, 2020 11:24 AM IST

    India-Nepal Ties | A border dispute is the new normal

    The dispute over the Lipulekh Pass may quite possibly turn into a permanent lever that Nepal’s governance deficit politicians and their allies in China and Pakistan can turn against India at will

  • India-Nepal ties | New Delhi must rejig and strengthen its neighbourhood first policy May 22, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    India-Nepal ties | New Delhi must rejig and strengthen its neighbourhood first policy

    The current Kalapani border dispute is only incidental in a greater design to destabilise New Delhi's ties with its neighbours

  • India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication May 22, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication

    Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli has upped the ante by being undiplomatic at a time when diplomacy should have been the channel between Nepal and India. New Delhi, too, has not managed the episode well

  • China unusually aggressive in its stand on Dokalam: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Jul 18, 2017 10:15 PM IST

    China unusually aggressive in its stand on Dokalam: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar

    The foreign secretary told the panel that India has clearly outlined its position on the border and Chinese have their own position, but they are misinterpreting it so India was trying to clarify it.

  • China denies it is blocking India's bid to be NSG member May 18, 2016 07:24 AM IST

    China denies it is blocking India's bid to be NSG member

    Liu Zhenmin, China's Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, also said that the issue needs to be deliberated on among among relevant parties.

  • Modi travelled to Pak with a valid visa, claims Sartaj Aziz Dec 30, 2015 10:36 AM IST

    Modi travelled to Pak with a valid visa, claims Sartaj Aziz

    Responding to a point raised by leader of the opposition Aitzaz Ahsan, Aziz said no secret meeting was held between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at Kathmandu in 2014.

  • Modi will 'certainly' visit Pakistan for SAARC Summit: Aziz Mar 09, 2015 03:49 PM IST

    Modi will 'certainly' visit Pakistan for SAARC Summit: Aziz

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will "certainly" visit Pakistan next year to attend the SAARC Summit, Pakistan Premier's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said.

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