Nirupama Subramanian

Articles By Nirupama Subramanian

India-China business forum called off, no visas for Chinese team

The forum, which takes place every year in an Indian city, was scheduled to be held at a five-star hotel in the Capital on November 13 and 14.

Explained: What does the Azadi March in Pakistan signal?

When in opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan had led a long march to try and topple the then government. Now he faces a similar protest. What is different then and now for Imran and Pak Army?

At centre of EU MPs’ visit, think tank that backed all govts

The organisation brings attention to a subset of NGOs called GONGOs, or Government Organised Non Government Organisations.

Explained: Going back 1300 years, the story of Mahabalipuram’s China connection

The name Mamallapuram derives from Mamallan, or “great warrior”, a title by which the Pallava King Narasimhavarman I (630-668 AD) was known.

A stranger in my own land

Growing up Rohingya, an account of the horror that a narrow vision of nationhood and nationality can wreak on the people

Explained: India, Pakistan and £35 million

Hyderabad Funds Case, finally ruled on by UK court, was not as much about the money as it was about the state of the relationship between India and Pakistan over the 70 years that the case played out.

Explained: Why fears and uncertainty shroud tomorrow’s Afghan election

This will be Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2004, when the current Constitution came into force. President Ashraf Ghani, who was excluded from the US-Taliban talks on the latter’s say-so, has pushed forcefully for these election to be held.

India’s actions over the status of J&K provide an opportunity to revisit four-point plan for Kashmir

At this point — not unlike a 1971 moment for Pakistan — if India wishes to salvage something of its own credibility as the world’s largest democracy, it should first first roll back all the restrictions imposed in J&K, free all political prisoners, restore communications and other rights of people.

Top Afghan leader: ‘Without Pakistan support, Taliban would fade away in six months…’

Amrullah Saleh, a former chief of the Afghan intelligence service National Directorate of Security, tells The Indian Express "the key is for the Taliban to realise they can't subdue a nation by guns and bombs provided by the Pakistani ISI and the army".

Explained: Afghan deal is off. Now what?

US President Donald Trump has said he has ‘called off peace negotiations’ with Taliban. But a resumption of talks cannot be ruled out; nor can a full US withdrawal without a deal. And could India have unexpectedly got a foot in the door?

Explained: Afghan deal all but done. Now?

Drafted last week, the agreement sets out a timeline for withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. It is not a peace deal, the onus for which lies with the Afghan government. What are the challenges it faces?

Devendra Fadnavis: Alliance with Shiv Sena will continue, I am coming back as Maharashtra CM

About the alliance with the Sena, Fadnavis said, “At least what I know, at the top in Delhi and Maharashtra, there is no confusion. We will fight in alliance, it will be a mandate for the alliance, and very soon the details will be made public.”

Devendra Fadnavis: ‘Poaching is when you go after somebody… everybody in Cong, NCP wants to join BJP’

BJP's alliance with Shiv Sena is not a need-based alliance. It is a broad-based alliance, based on common ideology, said Devendra Fadnavis.

Amid J&K lockdown, administration cranks up machinery for UTs

The government’s pre-occupation with maintaining law and order and conveying an impression of normalcy has not stopped its machinery from preparing for the reorganisation of the state set to come into effect October 31.

In Valley town, VHP man pleads his detained Kashmiri friend’s case

Standing at the gates of the guest house, Khanna, a former president of the Amritsar market association and a member of an organisation that had been most vocal in demanding the abrogation of Article 370, said Sofi was “a friend of 29 years” and almost “a family member”.

J-K: Resentment and fear make people down Valley shutters

With the near total shutdown of communications, officials said they have been finding it hard to get public feedback to the measures, and only when phones and Internet are restored will a picture emerge.

Explained: Understanding post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

What is the office of Chief of Defence Staff that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his Independence Day address? Where did the idea come from, and what is the CDS supposed to do?

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan: The new great game

The US, eager to pull out of Afghanistan, is rushing a deal with the Taliban; Pak is basking in its place on the talks table; and India is wary of what is to follow. As the ripples of India’s decision to strip J&K of its special status are felt, Nirupama Subramanian on the geopolitics shaping the region and its policies.

Two plus one

Imran-Trump talks in Washington have some significant messages for Delhi on Afghanistan and Kashmir. The dynamic has changed again

As Trump praises Imran for peace process, Afghans wonder what price they will pay for US-Taliban deal

In Washington last week, Trump thanked Imran Khan for “helping out” with the talks. Pakistan, which brought the Taliban to the negotiating table, has described itself as a “facilitator”.