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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Radha Kumar


The writer is director general of the Delhi Policy Group. Views are personal

The meaning of India’s ‘wait and watch’ policy on Afghanistan
Sat, Aug 28, 2021

Radha Kumar writes: To focus solely on terrorism, disregarding other geopolitical threats and our obligations to Afghans, displays fatalism

We need a bold, imaginative approach to peace in Kashmir
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Radha Kumar writes: The roadmap offered by the Modi administration concedes so little that it seems grudging at best and a diktat at worst

Small steps to lasting Indo-Pak peace
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

The renewed ceasefire between India, Pakistan has opened a window of opportunity for greater hope. It must be supported by the public and by international partners.

Govt sends a chilling message by slapping the PSA on Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

There is a stark contrast between the PSA against Abdullah and Mufti on the one hand and, on the other, the Narendra Modi administration’s complacence when its own ministers and MPs make incendiary statements accusing critics of being terrorists and calling for violence.

Crucial questions about Centre’s action on J&K’s constitutional status remain unanswered
Sat, Aug 10, 2019

This is the first time in the history of independent India that a state has been demoted to a union territory. The PM’s explanation for an act of such far-reaching consequences was astonishingly weak.

Olive branch in the Valley
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Mehbooba Mufti has held out CBMs for the BJP-PDP coalition to agree on. BJP must seize the opening.

Substance over form,please
Wed, Oct 02, 2013

Rahul Gandhi voiced a valid opposition to the ordinance.

‘I did not give the letter to IE’
Thu, Aug 11, 2011

The conference which I organised in the European parliament in 2006 was in my capacity as a programme director at the Delhi Policy Group,an independent think-tank.

‘I will not attend any meetings with Mr Ansari’
Wed, Aug 10, 2011

The text of J&K interlocutor Radha Kumar’s letter to the Union home minister

Settling the Kashmir Dispute
Fri, Sep 23, 2005

Yesterday I received an email response from an Indian Express reader in Pakistan, Shaukatullah Khan, to my piece of September 21, ‘&#14...

The View From Srinagar
Thu, Sep 22, 2005

It seems odd to talk about Srinagar when there is such an important meeting underway in Delhi, a ‘‘heart to heart’’ betw...

Whither Peace Process?
Wed, Sep 21, 2005

The obviously bumpy meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Musharraf in New York has many analysts worried. Why did Pre...

Indo-US Ties: Why the Flak?
Thu, Jul 28, 2005

Manmohan Singh’s recent visit to the US has come in for criticism from both hawks and doves, most of it undeserved. The relationships t...

Salaam Gilgit, namaste Baltistan
Sat, Apr 16, 2005

The forthcoming talks between Indian and Pakistani premiers are not intended to yield any dramatic breakthroughs, but they do have a special...

The good news from Srinagar
Thu, Mar 17, 2005

Allow me a little gloat. When the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus was first suggested — back in 2000 and then in 2003 — nobody believed ...

A slow trek through the bloodied glacier
Mon, Sep 20, 2004

In a few days from now, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf in New York. Their meeting follow...

Indo-Pak peace on right track, don’t derail it now
Sat, Jan 10, 2004

Despite the sceptics who predicted the SAARC summit in Islamabad would achieve little, the summit is clearly a roaring success. SAARC has fi...

Our Ayodhya, and Ram’s
Tue, Oct 14, 2003

I generally don’t write about domestic policy issues because I work on foreign policy, but the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute is fast be...

Why we should go to Iraq
Wed, Jul 23, 2003

The Indian government’s recent decision on whether to send troops to Iraq has been widely interpreted by the Indian media as a ‘&#...

The Peace Challenge
Wed, May 21, 2003

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity to get an India-Pakistan peace process going. These events generated so much publicity, es...

Meanwhile, let us hope for a breakthrough
Wed, Apr 23, 2003

Prime Minister Vajpayee’s speech in Srinagar — and his later elaboration on key points — together with Pakistan’s welcom...

Looking beyond the war on Iraq
Fri, Mar 21, 2003

So it’s war. I suppose war was inevitable — as soon as the Bush administration committed itself to regime change in Iraq, it was d...