Deb Mukharji is former Indian ambassador to Nepal
Civil servant BD Pande’s memoir In The Service of Free India offers an insider’s account of some of Indian politics’ defining moments, including Emergency and the events leading up to Operation Blue Star
🔴 Deb Mukharji writes: It leads South Asia in almost all social and economic indices. The only cloud is the state of politics, which is increasingly seen as hostile to critical voices
PM Modi's visit indicates that the two neighbours have evolved and are keen to discuss and remove obstacles as they appear.
Looking at the balance sheet of Indo-Bangladesh relations, it would have to be acknowledged that the ledger tilts, perhaps heavily, in favour of Bangladesh.
Jawaharlal Nehru granted special status to Sikkim in 1947, overriding Vallabhbhai Patel and BN Rau, who equated Sikkim with other members of the Chamber of Princes.
A personal, political and elegant account of the months leading up to Bangladesh’s independence
Sheikh Hasina addressed India’s security concerns with unambiguous firmness. Her visit is an opportunity to build on mutual trust.
Nepal’s new PM must address Madhesi aspirations and bring relations with India on even keel.
In the run-up to elections, the ruling party splits, opposition alliance distrusts proposed caretaker regime and controversy engulfs election commissioners