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K. Shankar Bajpai

The writer is former ambassador to Pakistan, China and the US, and secretary, MEA

At 90, when I look back
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

India faces more problems than it is even aware of. More worryingly, the country is unaware of the deficiencies of mechanisms it has devised to serve its needs.

A remarkable public servant
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Naresh Chandra was a believer in the capacities of the Indian state, while being aware of its failures.

Living in a glass house
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The problem is not the home minister’s SAARC visit. It is the lack of reflection within.

Bad habits return to haunt
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

The retrogressive tendencies unleashed by the Emergency have gained an upper-hand.

Tashkent syndrome
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

Unable to apply transformative pressures, subjected to strong external pressures ourselves, we reverted to the status quo ante.

1965, the forgetting
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

An economically weak, politically bickering and diplomatically bumbling nation is vulnerable.

Nightmare of unreason
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Bigotry and irrationality, if not checked, will negate whatever the Modi government achieves.

The foreign policy hand
Wed, Oct 10, 2012

Brajesh Mishra was the vital link between politics and diplomacy

Knowing what’s good for us
Fri, Dec 24, 2010

Indian diplomacy is immature and incoherent,a feather for every wind that blows.

The amateurs in charge
Sat, Nov 20, 2010

The release of Nehru’s letters shows how far we are from learning the real lessons of 1962.

No easy way out
Tue, Apr 07, 2009

The consequences for India of Af-Pak under ‘good’ Taliban need US attention

Saving Pakistan from itself
Wed, Mar 11, 2009

Misconceptions that must be discarded before we can make headway

Terrorism: fixing the villain and the victim
Sat, Dec 14, 2002

One year of the world’s ‘war on terrorism’ leaves the prime source of Talibanisation, Pakistan, better placed to pursue its c...

Living with America United fears of India
Wed, Dec 03, 1997

The abridgement of Madeleine Albright's visit, and the huge preoccupations on both sides, paradoxically facilitate its proper assessment. C...