Vivek Katju writes: ‘Strategic patience’ cannot be an alibi for inaction
Vivek Katju writes: The point for consideration is if the talks are a part of the quiet and out-of-sight contacts between India and Pakistan which resulted in the February ceasefire along the Line of Control and the international border in J&K.
If the government’s approach needs some clarifications, the Opposition’s apathy in this matter is inexplicable. It has not raised the issue of Britain’s virtual refusal to extradite Vijay Mallya.
India-US ties will move positively forward but there will be imponderables ahead, principally arising out of US strategies towards China. Also, because of the lectures that a Biden administration may give the Modi government.
As the talks begin, the Taliban is in a position of strength. If the Kabul-based Afghan political class had succeeded in consolidating the republic and had kept the Taliban confined to a small area, it would have had the upper hand.
India’s response to the Pulwama terrorist attack does signal a break from the past. But there is no clarity if the contours of a new approach have been drawn.
An analysis of Pakistan’s disastrous Kargil campaign and how it unravelled, yet again, India and Pakistan’s tenuous relationship
It is in India’s strategic interest to engage Afghan insurgents
As Modi proceeds, it is useful to examine if the underlying principles of the traditional approach towards Pakistan have served India well.
An engaging account of how Track Two diplomacy can focus attention on contested issues through people-to-people contact in a facilitated environment
India rushed into applying for NSG membership without adequate groundwork
It is clear now that Pakistan generals are unimpressed by the Modi initiative
A full engagement with Pakistan cannot withstand major terror strikes.
Do not expect timely movement on Tapi. There are many imponderables
An engaging account of the making of modern Myanmar and what its changing relationship with India signifies
Indian interests in Africa will benefit from timely implementation of projects.
Modi’s foreign policy shows new energy. But can ambition stand in for realism?
Myanmar’s outrage will have to be soothed. Going ahead, we need its cooperation.
A new economic corridor could be a positive, binding force in Sino-Pakistan ties.
India must find a way to make the Pakistan army an interlocutor.
India-watchers are keen to see how Modi responds to the Delhi verdict.
Khobragade interview controversy points to erosion of important conventions.
Is Ghani engineering a significant reversal in Karzai’s India policy?
Benefits of a personal relationship between leaders of nations are exaggerated.
Will agreement between presidential candidates keep Afghanistan from tipping over?