Nirupama Subramanian

Articles By Nirupama Subramanian

Explained: Why Saudi Arabia matters to India

India has deep ties with the kingdom, which is the only country apart from China that can put pressure on Pak. But these relations are part of a complex Middle East story in which Iran, Israel and US too, are players

Pulwama terror attack: Punishing Pakistan — the options India has

Pulwama terror attack: As New Delhi considers coercive diplomacy after the terror attack in Kashmir, a look at the various measures it has tried in the past, and what their impact has been.

J&K and the AfPak hyphen

US-Taliban engagement in Afghanistan has emboldened groups like Jaish and Lashkar-e-Taiba. The jihadist project has also been helped by the political vacuum in the Valley.

Pulwama attack: Like Iran, why India must be wary of Pak-aided US-Taliban talks

Pulwama attack: The Indian security establishment believes the JuA is actually a front of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. and that both, LeT and JeM, are working with and learning from the Taliban, and the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.

US-Taliban talks: what’s on table, why it is being greeted with caution

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who addressed the nation Monday after being briefed by Khalilzad, cautioned against rushing into a deal.

An ex-foreign correspondent on why Tintin’s journeys were more like fun holidays

In a sense, Hergé, without leaving his studio in Brussels, was the true foreign correspondent behind Tintin, with his compelling stories about real and made-up places and their rulers such as Raja of Gaipajama.

The foreign policy challenge

Beyond polls at home, India faces the same challenges as before in its relations with the rest of the world. From Pakistan and China to other neighbours and US, five areas at the centre of India’s foreign policy.

Kashmir to Middle East, what drives Norwegian efforts to play peacemaker?

While the visit has fuelled much speculation about the possibility of a new peace effort, that would be unexpected given that several times, New Delhi has turned down — not always politely — offers of “mediation” in the Kashmir issue.

Ex-Norway PM: I told separatists must work via peaceful means

Bondevik made a surprise visit to the Valley during which he met Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, two of the three leaders of the Joint Resistance Leadership. He also met members of the chamber of commerce and the Bar Association.

Kartarpur corridor: How India and Pakistan came on board

India approves development of corridor, Pakistan responds that it has already decided to open it. What were the dynamics at play?

Churn in the Neighbourhood: In Maldives, storm subsides, ocean calmer

A new President, Ibrahim Solih, takes over in the Maldives on November 17. India is relieved at the defeat of the pro-China Yameen, but has its fingers crossed over what happens in the Indian Ocean archipelago now.

Sudden regime change in Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapakse is back, now as PM

Wickremesinghe called the move “illegal and unconstitutional” and said he would prove his majority in Parliament.

Churn in the Neighbourhood: Sri Lanka | President v PM v ex-President

As a key vote in Parliament looms, Sirisena and Wickremesinghe continue to pull in different directions. China-leaning Rajapakse and India are both watching — one in anticipation, the other in apprehension.

Repatriated by India, seven Rohingya are back home, handed disputed identity cards

Kyauktaw is in Mrauk-U district of north Rakhine. Mohammed Maqbool Khan, Mohammed Rohimuddin, and another person called Mohammed Jamal have reached their homes in Foidafara, in Pauktaw village tract.

Why Pakistan minister’s presence with Hafiz Saeed leaves Imran Khan with explaining to do

Going forward, Pakistan will need to explain Qadri's presence at the DFC meeting to the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force, which has “grey-listed” Pakistan for its failure to take adequate steps on terrorism financing.

Kabhi Kabhi: Unpacking Capitol Complex, watching the Open Hand turn

Even in his time, Le Corbusier was an enigmatic figure, but Gandhi’s expert commentary made it easy to understand why his name still evokes more than just passing curiosity.

Need to stay on guard: incoming Maldives leader’s aide

The Maldives, which voted for Solih in the September 23 election, remains on edge, with Yameen giving indications that he does not accept the result despite conceding defeat.

Rohingya men detained, will let them return to their villages: Myanmar

Deported Rohingya men are likely to face legal proceedings and be jailed for “illegal border crossing”.

‘Rohingya men detained, will let them return to their villages’

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees, camping in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazaar, have refused to return to Myanmar unless they are given citizenship, and a rehabilitation plan.

J&K: Army fires at chopper on LoC; PoK says its PM Raja Farooq, Ministers on board

The incident comes at a time when bilateral relations have hit a low, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launching a scathing attack on Pakistan during her speech to the UN General Assembly Saturday.