Nirupama Subramanian

Articles By Nirupama Subramanian

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.

Rogues’ Gallery

An unconventional history of Pakistan through portraits of its leadership

Citing Pak terror, India calls off New York meet, says PM Imran Khan’s ‘true face’ exposed

In New Delhi, sources said that the decision to call off the meeting was taken by the government after consultations with all stakeholders, including the ministries of External Affairs, Home and Defence, the armed forces and intelligence agencies.

Here Sleeps the King: Bahadur Shah Zafar’s grave is a silent witness to turbulent times in Myanmar

The last Mughal emperor’s grave is a silent witness to changing, turbulent times in Myanmar. When India contemplated broaching the return of Zafar's remains to Delhi, the government was told by its diplomats in Yangon to drop it as “there would be riots in Myanmar” if that happened.

China hardsells big ticket but low on trust, India’s soft power push in Myanmar education and health

As Delhi seeks to expand its engagement with Myanmar, it is in sectors such as education, health and entertainment services that India hopes to make an impact in a country crowded with several international players, and completely dominated by China.

Reuters reporters sentenced in Myanmar: ‘We stand by the two journalists but don’t blame the lady too much’

Global pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi, argue activists, plays into the hands of the Myanmarese military — but many feel she cannot duck responsibility.

The Road to East: Connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand; gateway to ASEAN

This is the ambitious project that seeks to connect India with Myanmar and onwards to Thailand, which Delhi hopes will be its gateway to ASEAN. The first 160 km stretch is called the India-Myanmar Friendship Highway (IMFH).

Simply Put: On road to Mandalay, beyond

The India-Myanmar Land Border Crossing Agreement operationalised last week opens up roads between the two countries, and brings them closer for travellers and traders. It is a key step in India’s Act East policy.