Jyoti Malhotra


The writer is a Delhi-based journalist.

The importance of being Ivanka Trump, now PM’s invitee to India
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

It was during this US visit that Trump agreed on both counts — that the summit should go ahead in India and that Ivanka Trump would lead the US delegation. With the PM pushing Ivanka to be her father’s goodwill ambassador to India, the bilateral relationship just got another big push.

The PM’s Trail: Modi’s triumphal US visit has many sub-texts
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The symbolism of Prime Minister Modi embracing Donald Trump is matched by the substantive direction of the India-US relationship, on terrorism, Pakistan as well as the economy.

Kabul-Delhi air cargo corridor new round of Great Game
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The landmark Ariana flight, carrying 60 tonnes of asafoetida or heeng, was flagged off by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani from Kabul airport on June 19, and received in Delhi three hours later by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The PM’s trail: Why is Modi not breaking his silence over Junaid Khan
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Even as he focuses on his all-important meeting with the US President, all the PM’s men have not had one word to say in condolence on the lynching of a 15-year-old boy

PM hopes Kovind’s Dalit status will help deliver UP in 2019
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

By picking the Bihar governor as BJP’s presidential candidate, Modi is signalling to Nitish Kumar that if he wants he can easily return home

Reassure neighbours
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

New Delhi should not hector those nearby if it intends to bring about balance with Beijing

Why China’s growing footprint in Nepal is a concern for India
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

As the Kathmandu elite, then led by UML prime minister K P Oli, cosied up to the Chinese during the blockade, India watched uncomfortably.

Narendra Modi wants to know: Are you more optimistic today?
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

There’s not a word on PM Narendra Modi's Twitter feed on the farmers unrest or on his forthcoming visit to the US. Wonder why?

PM Modi wants to marginalise Pakistan, or does he?
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

By saluting ISRO scientists for the launch of GSLV, the PM is acknowledging the secret space cooperation between India and Russia 24 years ago

Kabul attack: India will never be cowed down, says Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Kabul attack: The attack on the Indian ambassador's residence comes less than a week after a truck blew up at the entrance to the Green Zone – inside which the Indian embassy as well as India House is located.

Modi and Macron will always have Paris
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

As he condemns the London terror attacks, PM Modi reminds the world of its double standards on cross-border terrorism against India.

In a corner of St Petersburg, Modi, Megyn and Putin display the nature of power
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

As Modi returns from St. Petersburg and prepares to go to Washington DC later in June to meet Donald Trump, he might think about that 30-second interaction between him, Putin and Megyn.

In St Petersburg, Modi and Putin show how strategic partnerships are forged
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to St. Petersburg to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin to mark 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the former Soviet Union and India.

ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav decoded: It’s actually a win each for India and Pakistan at The Hague
Thu, May 18, 2017

Sushma Swaraj tweeted her gratitude to India’s counsel at the Hague, who had argued that there was significant concern that Pakistan’s military court would have executed Jadhav in the dead of night.

Why India seeks friendships with both Palestine, Israel: Strong, but not hyphenated
Thu, May 18, 2017

The brand new state had been carved out of Palestine, and India was a friend of its fellow underdog.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India-Pak treaty clause gives no access to ‘spies’
Tue, May 16, 2017

"According to clause 6 of that agreement... in cases where detentions and arrests relate to political or security matters, the request of consular access will be decided on merits of the case," said senior counsel Sidharth Luthra

To be in step with China’s ambition, South Asian nations walk tightrope
Fri, May 12, 2017

The diplomatic close shave in Sri Lanka is emblematic of South Asia’s dilemma when it comes to pursuing closer ties with China.

Narendra Modi’s top 11 Buddha quotes has Him smiling
Wed, May 10, 2017

Each of the 11 quotes is accompanied by a different photo of the PM praying or lighting a candle or offering flowers or standing next to Buddhist priests in front of a variety of iconostasis bathed in brilliant orange.

Why has India refused to play Pakistan last couple of years: PCB asks BCCI
Tue, May 09, 2017

The PCB feels India has no genuine reason to avoid bilateral series against Pakistan at a neutral venue.

As Emmanuel Macron wins, it is time Paris shows Delhi the way
Mon, May 08, 2017

Macron argued that Le Pen represented the “party of hatred” which wanted a “civil war” in France. She responded by saying that he was part of the bourgeois elite and didn’t understand how ordinary people lived.

Rethink in New Delhi: Dalai Lama, Karmapa to be in the public gaze
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Tibetan spiritual leader to attend international meet in Rajgir-Nalanda in March, Karmapa will travel to Sikkim.

Ideas of India
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

A BJP-RSS intellectuals’ conclave spoke to — and heard out — diverse thinkers

Haqqanis have free run in Pakistan, says top US commander John Nicholson in Kabul
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The top US commander said that he was increasingly seeing a “convergence between the Haqqanis, the Taliban, the Al Qaeda and the Lashkar-e-Taiba” in Afghanistan.

India must distinguish between the Pakistani military and its political leadership
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Question is, can Modi pick up where he left off?

Where’s the follow-through?
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Modi understood the strategic importance of Uzbekistan. Yet, India ignored President Karimov’s death, jeopardising its interests in Central Asia.

It’s Still 1971
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Even in its hour of tragedy, Bangladesh reveals itself to be a bitterly divided nation.

India knew of invite to Chinese dissidents: Conference organiser
Sun, May 08, 2016

"The list included the names of all three Chinese dissidents who did not get visas as well as that of Katrina Lantos," said Yang.

Then and now in Plassey
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Stories of greed, vaulting ambition and inability to see the big picture in election-time Bengal.