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Thursday, August 13, 2020

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.

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.