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Sunday, October 24, 2021

M K Bhadrakumar


M K Bhadrakumar is a former diplomat who worked on the Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan desk in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Is the Indian foreign-policy ship changing course?
Thu, Oct 21, 2021

M K Bhadrakumar writes: All signs point towards a major calibration of India’s foreign-policy compass in recent weeks driven by the theme of countering China and the ascendance of political Islam.

India’s interests won’t be served by demonising Taliban
Sat, Sep 11, 2021

M K Bhadrakumar writes: India must carry forward its nascent conversation with new government in Kabul.

Taliban is not what it was 20 years ago
Fri, Aug 20, 2021

M K Bhadrakumar writes: It has transformed into an incredibly diverse movement that made inroads into all communities and ethnic groups, has diversified external relations in the West and East alike, and is hankering for legitimacy.

China takes a leap of faith in the Hindu Kush
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

As Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s travels to the AfPak region demonstrate, the US may even feel relieved that China is stepping in because the US has exhausted its strategic options in Afghanistan.