The writer is former ambassador to Pakistan, China and the US, and secretary, MEA
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.
Naresh Chandra was a believer in the capacities of the Indian state, while being aware of its failures.
The problem is not the home minister’s SAARC visit. It is the lack of reflection within.
The retrogressive tendencies unleashed by the Emergency have gained an upper-hand.
Unable to apply transformative pressures, subjected to strong external pressures ourselves, we reverted to the status quo ante.
An economically weak, politically bickering and diplomatically bumbling nation is vulnerable.
Bigotry and irrationality, if not checked, will negate whatever the Modi government achieves.
Brajesh Mishra was the vital link between politics and diplomacy
Indian diplomacy is immature and incoherent,a feather for every wind that blows.
The release of Nehrus letters shows how far we are from learning the real lessons of 1962.
The consequences for India of Af-Pak under good Taliban need US attention
Misconceptions that must be discarded before we can make headway