Articles by Sreemoy Talukdar
Mar 20, 2018
39 Indians killed in Mosul: Spat over 'delay' in announcing deaths unfortunate; government can't jump gunSushma Swaraj deserves praise for doggedly pursuing the case of 39 Indians who went "missing" after being kidnapped by the IS in Iraq's Mosul in 2014.
Mar 19, 2018
Nirmala Sitharaman is on the ball; here's why chances of another India-China standoff in Doka La are remoteUnion Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that a Doka La 2 is highly unlikely. She is right. Hyperventilating media reports notwithstanding, a sober assessment of ground realities indicates that India need not be apprehensive of renewed Chinese aggression in the disputed Himalayan region that saw a 73-day standoff last year.
Mar 17, 2018
Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping likely to hold meeting: Retaining engagement more important than hoping for major breakthroughIndia and China's geopolitical rivalry is an inescapable reality. Even so, continued engagement is the best way to manage differences.
Mar 16, 2018
News18 Rising India Summit: Narendra Modi lays out a CEO's assessment of country's rise in global economyA large part of the prime minister's speech was focused on the development work that his government has carried out in the country's eastern part with a special focus on North East.
Mar 15, 2018
UP by-election result 2018: BJP stumbles, but Congress and Rahul on verge of limping out of 2019 raceIt was interesting to see Congress leaders and spokespersons appear on TV on Wednesday pleased as punch at BJP's defeat in Uttar Pradesh by-elections. Interesting, because Congress had just been handed a spectacular drubbing in Uttar Pradesh, a state where it once ruled. Its candidates in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies lost their deposits.
Mar 14, 2018
UP By-Election Result: BJP gets BSP-SP shock; needs to redraw 2019 strategy taking grand alliance as givenUttar Pradesh may have offered the Opposition a road out of perdition. It is always risky to interpolate local bypoll results into national equation to create a larger narrative but the political realignment in UP is so tectonic that it is hard to argue against the impression that a formula has finally been found to stop the BJP juggernaut.
Mar 13, 2018
Emmanuel Macron's India visit injects new dynamism in Indo-France ties; gives New Delhi an ally in face of Chinese expansionismAs Emmanuel Macron returns home after spending four days in India, it is worth noting the takeaways of a fruitful visit that contrasts sharply with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's disastrous tour of India.
Mar 12, 2018
India-Pakistan diplomatic spat: Islamabad bullies New Delhi, plays victim card while we bumble into false equivalenceThe recent diplomatic spat with Pakistan may not be a big setback for India, but it shows how its communication game is still stuck in the Cold War-era.
Mar 10, 2018
Behind Sonia Gandhi's belligerence against Narendra Modi lay bid to reclaim Congress' leadership of OppositionSonia Gandhi, through her address at the India Today conclave, was trying to reclaim Congress's space and mantle of leadership among the Opposition.
Mar 09, 2018
NDA partners restless amid BJP's relentless expansionism; Narendra Modi should keep window open for post-poll stitch-upsBJP under Narendra Modi and Amit Shah is perceived as a fundamentally different beast unlike the gentle creature of Atal Bihari Vajpayee years.