A narrow bilateral approach to foreign policy can stall India’s aspirations in becoming a global leader.
Vinod Dua discusses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the Davos summit and wealth inequality in India.
According to PM Narendra Modi, India must show the way by referring frequently to ancient Indian thought and scriptures that call for harmony between humans and nature.
The country’s national interest would be better served if analysts think of their vocation more broadly than merely paying attention to the nuances of diplomatic ties.
Concern about the disruption caused by China’s assumption that it can unilaterally claim authority over Asia’s sea lanes dominated talks at the recent Raisina Dialogue.
It’s In No One’s Interest to See Southeast Asia Become a Ground for Proxy Tensions: Indonesian Envoy
In an interview ahead of the India-ASEAN Commemorative summit, Indonesian envoy Suryodipuro talks about ASEAN unity and the role of outside powers in the region.
Maya Mirchandani interviews former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani about what ASEAN means for India and South East Asia.
“The status quo at the face-off site has not been altered. Any suggestion to the contrary is inaccurate and mischievous.”
We have ended up countenancing a militarisation of our foreign policy and diplomacy. Are we comfortable with the idea of a general usurping the political leader’s prerogative?
The Ministry of External Affairs hopes India’s ‘credentials’ are taken into account as and when a decision is taken (on its NSG application).
The MEA has termed reports about infrastructure, albeit ‘temporary’, at Doklam as ‘mischievous’, says there has been no change in status quo.
Swaraj said that the time terror was seen as other people’s problem is ‘long gone’ and that ‘zero tolerance is the call of the day’.
Fleeing the Arakan conflict zone, around 1,600 Myanmar nationals have poured into Mizoram since November 2017.
Deals signed included subject areas like homeopathic research, film production and cyber security. Defence cooperation remained under wraps.
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, interviews Talmiz Ahmad, former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE, about Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India, Israel-India defence and trade partnership and India’s response to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
We have an obligation to those whose valour and heroism deserves recognition even if they fought and died as part of a war that was not India’s.
One of the tweets from the account of India’s permanent representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, was a link to a YouTube video of Turkish hackers Ayyildiz Tim.
Maya Mirchandani discusses what US president Donald Trump’s tweet on Pakistan means for India with Happymon Jacob, associate professor in JNU and Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council.
Diplomats reported as confirming purchase of $500m of anti-tank weapons, days before Israeli PM arrives in Delhi.
Cooperation with India on defence and counter-terrorism to enhance the long-term stability and security of the Indo-Pacific region is a key pillar, Ambassador Kenneth Juster said.
The assurance was given by Maldivian foreign minister Mohamed Asim during talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
The Israeli prime minister may want closer ties with India as the situation in Palestine deteriorates, but that’s not going to be easy.
Describing India as a ‘leading power’ in the Indo-Pacific region, Washington’s envoy to New Delhi Kenneth Juster reaffirmed support for India’s NSG bid.
In an interview with The Wire, Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan, Seychelles’ leader of opposition, talks about relations with India, visiting his ancestral village in Bihar, and more.
Indian officials cautiously optimistic that there is now greater willingness in Washington to follow through on their threat to cut assistance to Pakistan
With no clear-cut demarcation of the boundary between India and Myanmar, disputes over alleged encroachment of land have surfaced between villagers on both sides.
The video was released days after India had hit out at Pakistan for violating understandings for the Jadhav-family meet.
Government sources say the incident took place on December 28, nearly four months after the end of the 73-day long Doklam standoff.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the major political events of 2017 and the impact they had on Indian foreign policy, and the upcoming political challenges in 2018.
Avoiding the blurring of lines between independent research and advocacy can sometimes be challenging.
“The meeting was good. Doval’s tone and tenor was friendly and positive,” an official who had been briefed about the meeting disclosed.
Gokhale is at present Secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Maya Mirchandani speaks to journalist and author Bertil Lintner about his new book China’s India War and the Rohingya crisis.
“We welcome the recall of ambassador Walid Abu Ali and demand that he be held accountable for his actions.”
Walid Abu Ali and Saeed both attended and spoke at a rally organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan (Defence of Pakistan council) on Friday.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj accused Pakistan of not following the spirit of understanding reached between the two nations prior to the meeting.
The MEA has accused Pakistan of attempting to “bolster a false and unsubstantiated narrative of Jadhav’s alleged activities.”
President Abdulla Yameen’s pro-India statements came after reports that there were doubts in New Delhi on the Maldives’ decision to sign an FTA with China.
Pakistani and Indian officials confirmed that this was not a “consular access” to Jadhav.
A recalibration of the Indian position on Nepal needs to look beyond the conventional lenses of politics and security towards a deeper understanding of the Indo-Nepali relationship.