In the first episode of a new series, Wide Angle, Maya Mirchandani interviews former foreign secretary Shyam Saran on his new book.
If India wants to play the larger game of countervailing Chinese power, it must confront Beijing’s moves to narrow its strategic space in the neighbourhood.
There has been much speculation that India might be reconsidering its no first use strategy, but such talk has found few takers in the government. For India, the only true purpose of nuclear weapons are as deterrents.
In the next decade, how US-China relations unfold will shape the external environment for countries like India. Much will depend on how China perceives the Trump presidency.
Only four members have been appointed so far, while previous boards have had about fourteen members.
“We are equally concerned about the casualties in the clash, and hope that relevant incident will be handled properly. The Kashmir issue is left over from history,” the Chinese foreign ministry has said.
In the second part of his interview with The Wire, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses why China acted the way it did at the NSG and what India can do about it.
Several commentators have been left disappointed by Modi’s – and India’s – handling of international relations in the past two years. The record shows otherwise.
Unless India drastically improves its border infrastructure, China’s heightened presence is not likely to diminish – especially with Nepal’s government determined to prove that China is a viable alternative to India.
The principle of common but differentiated responsibilities must be retained in the final outcome document of COP21, in whatever form it may be done: Shyam Saran
“The industrialists who meet the Prime Minister don’t speak whole truth. After meeting the PM, they wonder what is happening and say ‘please do something’. And in front of the media they give the government 9 out of 10,” Shourie claimed.
New Delhi: The formal release on Friday of Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence, the new book by strategic affairs analyst C. Raja Mohan ignited a sharp debate over whether the foreign policy pursued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi really marks a dramatic break with the past or has merely […]
Do India and China have strong enough incentives to seek a compromise on the border and are these incentives aligned? It would appear that despite significant convergence on some issues, the relationship is likely to remain adversarial.