The writer is Consulting Editor, The Indian Express.
The boundary talks were cancelled last year in the wake of the Doklam crisis, when Indian and Chinese troops faced off in the remote Himalayan plateau for 73 days in territory claimed by both Bhutan and China.
A riveting account of one of Pakistan’s most secretive intelligence wings and where it figures in the arc of US-Af-Pak’s cycle of wars post 9/11
Emergency in Maldives: India indicating that it was closely watching the situation in the Indian Ocean and hoped that all regional powers play a constructive role.
The sentencing of Zia was met by stony silence in Delhi which believes that despite the possibility of even greater expansion of power by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, she remains the best bet to rule Bangladesh.
Khaleda’s imprisonment is likely to inflame the infamous rivalry with her longtime opponent and prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Maldives crisis: The Indian government has already issued two statements criticising the political chaos in the Maldives and especially “disturbed” by the imposition of Emergency.
Maldives Democratic Party’s international spokesperson Abdul Ghafoor told The Indian Express on Friday night over telephone from Colombo, “Yameen is dragging his feet... it has been 24 hours, but there has been no move to implement the order yet.”
With 16 months or so left for general elections, the Manch hopes to raise the level of discussion of important national issues and provide a counterpoint to those offered by the government.
As Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits India, just months after PM Modi’s July 2017 visit to Israel, ties have never seemed warmer. But clear pragmatic factors are balancing the passion.
Watch out for the Modi-Trump embraces on the frozen ski slopes of Davos
The question now is whether New Delhi should put all its eggs into the US basket to combat China and Pakistan.
The US aid cut threat, however, is not new. Nor has Pakistan failed to threaten the US in return, as it did when it blockaded all movement of US and NATO trucks for seven months from November 2011-July 2012, after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in an US raid.
To see, but not to touch, to hear, but through a telephone line. To allow Jadhav’s mother and wife the semblance of hope, but to know as they emerged from that room that all hope was really dashed.
Gujarat election results 2017: Despite a spirited campaign run by Rahul Gandhi and Hardik Patel, PM Narendra Modi has consolidated his power and position in the BJP
According to the survey, 88% of Muslim women wanted the state to oversee Islamic courts, while 95% hadn’t even heard of the Muslim Personal Law Board.
While India criticised Oli and began to throw its weight behind a Maoist alliance led by Prachanda and Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Nepali Congress has been routed in these elections.
From besmirching the name of former prime minister Manmohan Singh to accusing the Congress party of a “Mughal mindset” to targeting Pakistan high commissioner to India, the PM seems to be focusing his sights on the Indian Muslim-Pakistan Muslim continuum
How the Dhaka Lit Fest brought stories and people from across the world to Bangladesh.
With a year to go for polls, Bangladesh is increasingly becoming securitised and its government authoritarian.
The PM doesn’t like to discriminate between the media, say his aides, which is why he hasn’t kept a media advisor
Tau Devi Lal, if he was alive today, may have had a thing or two to say about the Bihar chief minister
The return of the Pakistani army front and centre to Pakistani politics will, once again severely destabilize the region.
Tillerson’s maiden visit to South Asia — which began at Bagram air base near Kabul on October 23, moved to Islamabad via Baghdad, and ends in New Delhi on October 26.
Rajnath Singh’s announcement that former IB director Dineshwar Sharma will be the Centre’s pointperson for a dialogue with all Kashmiris shows that the will of the Kashmiris cannot be broken by the barrel of a gun, but that you have to meet them half-way, as equals, if you seek a face-saving formula for victory.
India’s leadership doesn’t need an American TV network , @MadamSecretary, to remind it of the old adage that there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics. Still, there would be no harm watching, especially if South Block seems to have lost its way.
As the clock moves inexorably towards the 2019 general elections and the economy shows little inclination to improve itself, the party needs a big enough idea to magnetise the voter. What better than to push the idea of a Ram statue as well as a Ram mandir on the contested ‘janmabhoomi’ ?
Reducing the GST on ‘khakra,’ Gujarat’s beloved savoury, laying several foundation stones in the state and going home to Vadnagar for the first time since he became PM, are among Modi and the BJP’s several ideas on retaining the state when polls are held in December
Between May 1 and May 12, 14 states were reviewed, including India, on May 4. Then Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi led the Indian delegation, which comprised officials from the Ministries of External Affairs, Home, Women & Child Development, Social Justice & Empowerment, Minority Affairs and Rural Development, and the NITI Aayog.
Perhaps, the girl who was molested just got fed up of being told that she was an equal citizen. One poster at the demonstration at Lanka, the name of the area outside BHU’s gates, baldly said “Agar beti ko padhana hai, to ussay bachana hoga.”
Al Hussein has been in the news recently over his frank criticism of India, ranging from Delhi’s threat to deport its Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar where it is facing ethnic cleansing, to the “broader rise of intolerance” towards religious and other minorities as well as “worrying developments” in Kashmir.
The inauguration of the dam in Gujarat is seen as a political gesture, especially as 85 per cent of the Narmada river’s catchment area lies in Madhya Pradesh.
The bullet train project may have been the centerpiece of the Japan prime minister’s visit to Gujarat last week, but the Pakistan angle in the North Korean missile crisis could push Delhi and Tokyo much closer together
The World Bank-brokered water talks with Pakistan are taking place over Thursday and Friday, in Washington DC. Since the Pathankot and Uri attacks last year, Delhi has discouraged any kind of dialogue unless cross-border terrorism comes to an end.
Perhaps one of the biggest learnings from the 72-day standoff at Doklam is the need for India to reach out more to the people of Bhutan
Modi isn’t waiting for anyone in the BJP to breach the governance deficit that has been staring India in the face in recent months. He believes that former bureaucrats who have handled the ropes of governance for nearly 40 years of their lives can pull the government out of its present morass.
India must be consistent in backing cause of equality for the Madhes people