Friday, Oct 31, 2014
C-Raja-Mohan

C. Raja Mohan

The great Game Folio
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

Chinese takeaway: Modi and Jokowi
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

There are good reasons why Prime Minister Narendra Modi should start paying serious attention to the new Indonesian president.

Iran and India’s Road to Afghanistan
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Delhi and Tehran must now sit down with the new government in Kabul to negotiate trilateral trade.

The Great Game Folio – Russia hugs China
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

A column on high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

A new Panchsheel
Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Modi brings five new emphases to the way India deals with the world.

Chinese takeaway: Not so coy
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

The reference says more about India’s changing political attitude under Modi.

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

PM Modi's rhetoric, marked by a passion for alliteration and abbreviations, might work some times, but not always.

The second chance
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Modi brings much-needed clarity, assurance to Delhi’s strategic calculus on US.

Modi And Obama’s war
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

There has been much speculation on whether New Delhi might join President Barack Obama’s renewed war on terror.

Modi’s American business
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

His journey to the US will be most interesting for its economic outcomes.

Chinese takeaway
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

America is powerful but China is a neighbour that is rising rapidly and has territorial claims against India.

Chinese takeaway
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

China’s political investment in Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat has generated rare personal goodwill for Beijing with an Indian leader.

Xi Jinping arrives tomorrow, wants PM Narendra Modi on board for Southern Silk Road
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

China President wants to revive ancient route as BCIM trade corridor.

Silk route to Beijing
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Delhi must participate in Chinese initiatives in Indian Ocean and shape the agenda.

Pranab Mukherjee in Vietnam: Modi’s Asian Power Play
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Mukherjee's visit to Hanoi was scheduled well before President Xi's South Asia itinerary was firmed up.

Chinese takeaway: BJP’s Beijing
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

If Modi generates new warmth in relations with China, many of his critics at home will find it hard not to clap.

The story beyond uranium
Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Much political work remains to be done on India-Australia cooperation.

The great Game Folio: Modi’s Lexicon
Wed, Sep 03, 2014

In Tokyo this week, Modi framed an interesting antinomy in Asia.

Friends for the future
Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Modi can draw from history as he renews India’s engagement with Japan.

Chinese takeaway
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

In the inter-war period, the conflict between Indian nationalism and Britain sharpened steadily.

Making friends with the middle
Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Flexible Asian coalitions that don't include America or China should become a critical element of India’s strategy.

No table for three
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Modi’s gamble won’t work unless Delhi gets act together on J&K, border management.

The great Game Folio: -Modis ports
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is talking up the importance of building sea ports along India’s coastline, China is focused on developing maritime infrastructure far beyond its own shores, whether greenfield ports in the Indian Ocean or the modernisation of the Panama Canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. After constructing new ports in Gwadar […]

Chinese Takeaway: One Belt, One Road
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

New Delhi must make up its mind on Beijing’s invitation to jointly build the new silk roads in inner Asia and the Indo-Pacific littoral.

An indefensible posture
Fri, Aug 08, 2014

Defence establishment has turned insular. It needs to reinstate value of diplomacy.

Nepal Treaty
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

The treaty is the successor to a series of agreements negotiated between the British Raj and the Kingdom of Nepal.

The political pilgrim
Sat, Aug 02, 2014

But Modi must carefully step away from Nepal’s domestic debates on the Hindu state.

Chinese Takeaway: Sushma in Nepal
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The NDA government’s real challenge in Nepal, however, is not China.

Powerful and Insecure
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Two books on the Pakistan army explore its primacy at home and revisionism abroad

After Putin warmth at BRICS, sudden chill for Delhi
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Narendra Modi may soon find that there are costs associated with India’s “privileged” partnership with Russia.

The great Game Folio: Russian Pipeline
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Mooted under UPA rule, the proposal is gaining some traction with the NDA government.

Drawing lines in the water
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Resolution of Delhi-Dhaka dispute paves way for more regional cooperation in Bay of Bengal littoral.

Chinese takeaway: Beijing’s Diaspora
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

The Indians and Chinese have, for centuries, migrated to distant corners of the world.

Delhi and the diaspora
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

We must build an institutional framework to secure Indians abroad.

Panchsheel 2014
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

China’s campaign for a new Asian security order.

The great Game Folio: Kashmir rail
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.