Rajeev Sharma
Rajeev Sharma
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articles by Rajeev Sharma

India

Ramayana on the silver screen: MEA set to commission a film on the epic before Diwali

The film is likely to cost the MEA anywhere between RS. 40 to 50 lakh but it is no deterrent for the MEA.

World

Pakistan's bluff on Osama called yet again, this time by its ex-defence minister

There was, in fact, no possibility of the Pakistan army not knowing that Osama Bin Laden was living just about 800 yards from the Army Cantonment in Abbottabad.

World

Decoding Nawaz Sharif's invite to Geelani: It's a ploy to keep Indo-Pak talks scuttled

The letter from Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, handed over to Geelani’s representatives by Abdul Basit, reportedly speaks the Pakistan Army Chief’s recent language that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda.

World

Sushma Swaraj’s Maldives visit this weekend could pave the way for Modi’s trip to the country

India has finally warmed up to Maldives and its controversial regime of President Abdulla Yameen six months after PM Modi cancelled his scheduled trip.

World

PM Modi hard-sells India to Germans, Merkel describes India as 'Asia's Silicon Valley'

For his part, PM Modi tried his best to hard-sell India yet again to the Germans. Perhaps he didn't need to do this. After all one doesn't have to convince the convinced as Merkel's perked up talk about India mentioned above indicates.

World

Growing warmth: Modi-Merkel tee off to a new chapter in Indo-German ties

The renewed warmth in ties augurs well for India as Germany is Europe’s number one economy, India’s largest trading partner in European Union, the seventh largest foreign investor in India.

India

Counting stars: Generals, think before you flaunt your ranks

A Lt General's act of draping a boat with an official flag and three stars during the immersion of the ashes of a parent earlier this year, has taken the generals' fetish for rank consciousness to absurd levels.

World

Angela Merkel touches down in India, Modi tweets 'Namaste'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be arriving in New Delhi on Sunday night for a three-day India visit during which the two sides are expected to sign a slew of important bilateral agreements in diverse areas.

World

Taking on Islamic State: From US to Russia, here's how its affecting various nations

The past week has seen major developments on the international fight against the world’s most notorious terror outfit that has already eclipsed the dreaded al Qaeda – the Islamic State (IS).

World

No peace talks until you stop terror: Swaraj makes things clear to Pakistan at UNGA

Sushma Swaraj's 25-minute speech in Hindi at the UNGA set the template for India-Pakistan bilateral relations from New Delhi’s perspective.

World

Strange explosion on President Yameen's boat is a wake-up call for Maldives

Sunday's mysterious explosion on a boat carrying Maldives President Yameen Abdulla, who escaped unscathed, may just be a warning shot or an all out terror act but one doesn't know that yet.

World

What the Obama-Modi talks finally boiled down to: Tackling China, climate change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the entire gamut of issues of bilateral interest with US President Barrack Obama on Monday.

World

India pushes the envelope at G4 Summit: PM Modi tells UNSC to make space for largest democracies

India has pushed the envelope on behalf of G4 on the long pending issue of reforms in the 70-year-old United Nations and expansion of the Security Council by hosting the G4 Summit in New York after a decade.

World

Pakistan complaint to UNSC against India is sound and fury signifying nothing

Pakistan lodging a complaint to the United Nations Security Council against India for India's alleged attempt to construct a wall along the 197-km-long Working Boundary in the Jammu region is the familiar din from Pakistan, signifying nothing.

World

Anomalies in the MEA reshuffle: Govt's mistake or planned strategy in India's Pakistan approach?

The reshuffle in the MEA top level hierarchy is by and large good and well-thought but certain anomalies have come up and sadly, these pertain to Pakistan.

World

Nepal gets a new constitution, but here's why it has got India worried

India has reasons to be perturbed about the volatile situation in Nepal, a country with which India shares an open and contiguous 1751-km-long border.

World

Sushma Swaraj leaves for Washington: India’s American diplomatic season about to start

India's American diplomatic season is about to start and be in full bloom from early next week.

World

Focus on terror groups, not India: What Pakistan can learn from the Taliban strike on airbase

The attack shows that the jihadist forces may be down but are definitely not out despite the pummelling they have taken from Pakistan’s armed forces in the past 15 months.

World

Wickremesinghe’s India visit could check Chinese influence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s just-concluded India visit — before he had completed his first month in office — could help in keeping the Chinese dragon’s influence in the island nation under check.

World

Gurgaon rape case: Both India, Saudi Arabia are at fault but bilateral ties won't be affected

Gurgaon rape case is a non-issue in the larger context of India-Saudi Arabia bilateral relations. Two, both sides have botched up very badly.