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Jan 20, 2016
Peshawar school attack: Empathy is fine but will Pakistan change its attitude to terror?Anybody who thinks the spontaneous sympathy in India for Pakistanis after the Taliban attack killed children may mark a turning point in our relationship should think again: the attack has strengthened support for the Pak Army, not civilian rule.
Aug 21, 2015
Why Pakistan always gets our goat: We are confusing public machismo with strategyPakistan's strategy may look irrational, but it is entirely rational from its army's own narrow point of view to retain power. This is why despite efforts to revive political dialogue, it finds ways to get under our skin
Jul 16, 2015
After Iran N-deal, a Modi trip to Tehran is overdue, but hard work lies aheadWith Iran now signing a deal to end its nuclear programme and global sanctions, Narendra Modi can now pursue deeper engagement with it. A Narendra Modi visit to Tehran is overdue
May 04, 2015
The existential threat to India posed by China's Pakistan gambitThe massive Chinese investment in Pakistan has dangerous consequences for India too, and geopolitical equations change. Even China may have got more than it bargained for. India needs to play its cards extremely carefully
Apr 21, 2015
Sugar Daddy Xi Jinping is effectively reducing Pakistan to a vassal stateThe Chinese plan to invest a massive $46 billion in Pakistan may be aimed against India, but it is also an effort to keep Pakistan in one piece and prevent Islamist jihadis from threatening China's own backyard
Nov 27, 2014
Summit to nowhere: SAARC won't take off as long as Pakistan is on boardThe SAARC summit now underway in Nepal will not deliver any major results because of Pakistan's decision to play spoilsport. No economic bloc can take off without key belligerents agreeing to a political deal before signing up.
Nov 22, 2014
Freed fishermen: Modi tells Tamil Nadu parties they are part of the problemThe release of five fishermen convicted on drug trafficking charges by the Sri Lankan President at Modi's intervention has shown Tamil politicians that so far they have been part of the problem, not the solution, on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue
Oct 22, 2014
Double the force: Parikkar takes Modi-Doval hardline on Pak firing furtherThe new NDA policy of hitting Pakistan back hard when provoked is a much-needed corrective to the old policy of not doing anything to escalate tensions.
Sep 20, 2014
Modi can't expect any quarter from Xi Jinping; China respects only powerIndia and China are destined to have a difficult relationship despite rising trade. This is because we want to maintain the status quo and they don't - and they are stronger than us right now.
Sep 16, 2014
Why Modi-Jinping talks must also focus on CoK - China-occupied KashmirSome 19 percent of the territory of Jammu and Kashmir is under Chinese occupation. Modi will have to bring these into the broader discussions when Xi Jinping comes.