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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sujan R Chinoy

The writer, a former ambassador and head of the Indian side of the Expert Group of Diplomatic and Military Officials (1996-2000), is director general, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. Views are personal.

Gujarat or Delhi, PM Narendra Modi’s dynamism and vision have marked his tenure
Fri, Oct 15, 2021

Sujan R Chinoy writes: As Narendra Modi completes 20 years of service to the nation, he can draw satisfaction from India’s achievements in diverse sectors.

Understanding the strategic flux and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
Thu, Aug 19, 2021

Sujan R Chinoy writes: Taliban will have to show moderation if they wish to be accepted as a member of the global community.

Why universities should consider UGC’s proposal to recognise NCC
Wed, May 12, 2021

Overall, the NCC structure needs to evolve in a direction in which the youth, regardless of socio-economic background, are drawn to it as a means of advancing both character and career and rendering national service.

Why the UK and Japan have renewed their relationship
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

The two nations share a long history of cooperation. After its estrangement from Europe, a post-Brexit UK is seeking to anchor itself alongside an old friend.

Chinese strategists forget that aggression against a large country like India will not work
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Chinese strategists often invent past military triumphs against India. They forget that the age of teaching anyone a lesson is over. The way forward, to resolve border tensions between India and China, is through dialogue and peaceful negotiations.

Quad needs a definitive blueprint to have meaningful impact
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

The Quad Plus format should cater to the region’s economic needs, including infrastructure, connectivity and capacity-building. Without generous alternatives, many countries would continue to be drawn to China, as moths to a flame.

India, China must shift focus to maintenance of status quo along each other’s perception of LAC
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

By adopting the path of peaceful negotiations that President Xi mentioned in his UN address, China stands to benefit from a much-needed image makeover at a time when it faces wide-spread opprobrium for its unilateralism, aggression and “wolf warrior diplomacy”.

Seoul cannot continue to sit on the fence for long in the ongoing US-China tug-of-war
Wed, Aug 19, 2020

A top-notch economy like South Korea, regarded as a key potential alternative to China in global supply chains in telecom, digital and AI, can ill afford to procrastinate in taking a decision.

China must respect existing agreements and refrain from unilateral action
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

The border row between India and China could not have erupted at a worse moment. The world is grappling with a once-in-a-century coronavirus pandemic and a global recession that promises to leave none unscathed.

Covid-19 pandemic may create opportunities to deepen India’s engagement with Africa
Fri, May 29, 2020

India could also create a new fund for Africa and adapt its grant-in-aid assistance to reflect the current priorities. This could include support for new investment projects by Indian entrepreneurs especially in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in Africa.

India can absorb shocks of pandemic, take the lead in reshaping global order
Mon, May 04, 2020

At a time when the UNSC, G20, G7 and the EU were inert, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood out with his initiatives to develop a joint response. In bringing SAARC together to fight the pandemic, Modi said “our neighbourhood collaboration should be a model for the world”.

Coronavirus pandemic, slow to hit Japan, is yet another crisis that challenges country’s resilience
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

Japan’s case-by-case approach to the reopening of schools by regional authorities has been criticised. There have been calls for a strict lockdown before it is too late to avert the same fate as Italy, Spain and the US.

Covid-19 outbreak will bring lasting changes in healthcare, security, governance
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

The pandemic can be expected to goad overwhelmed healthcare systems around the world to do better, point them in new directions and provide investment opportunities in preventive and palliative care.

Trump’s India visit indicates that bilateral relations are set to deepen to mutual advantage
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Bugbears in India-US relations are fewer today. There is far greater appreciation of India’s concerns on cross-border terrorism even as the US is once again looking at Pakistan through the prism of its interests in Afghanistan.

Modi’s neighbourhood policy is predicated on his ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ vision for inclusive growth
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

India has promoted regional cooperation in South Asia in a spirit of generosity, without insisting on reciprocity

India cannot afford to take sides in US-Iran tensions. But New Delhi must activate its regional diplomacy
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

India cannot afford to take sides. Energy supplies and the safety and security of its vast diaspora in the Gulf are of utmost importance. India has a substantial Shia population too, with sympathy for Iran.

CDS appointment step towards seamless coordination in higher defence management
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

In General Bipin Rawat, the government has chosen a seasoned COAS who, as the senior-most of the three chiefs, spearheaded far-reaching reforms in the organisational structure and war-fighting capabilities of the Army.

India must negotiate growing Chinese presence in Indo-Pacific region
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

India will have to manage its relations with China, no matter the challenges. Ties with Japan would remain a key component of India’s vision for a stable Indo-Pacific and a cornerstone of its Act East policy.

China remains wary of the Quad and its future contours
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Beijing remains worried about the advantages the quadrilateral dialogue process might offer to India in the Indo-Pacific.

Global community favours bilateral framework on Kashmir, but Pak refuses to see writing on wall
Mon, Sep 02, 2019

Pakistan has sought UN mediation despite being bound by the principle of bilateralism under the 1972 Simla Agreement.

China’s hypocritical stance at UN against India is a bid to distract from its own troubles in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

It is patently wrong to claim, as vested political interests have done in India, that the scrapping of Article 370 has resulted in the “internationalisation of Jammu & Kashmir” and that the informal discussion by UNSC members is the first of its kind in six decades.