Articles by Seema Sirohi
Jul 30, 2014
As Kerry arrives to woo Modi, Indo-US relations go from strategic to historicThe Sushma Swaraj-John Kerry meeting should be seen pragmatically -- despite the warmth over doing business together, there remain thorny issues such as Pakistan, the civil nuclear liability law and Indian policy-making on foreign investment.
Jun 22, 2014
Iraq unrest: Why India needs to worry about the ISISIndia must also consider the fact that Pakistani militants and possibly retired soldiers are fighting in Syria and Iraq after Saudi Arabia turned to Islamabad for help following Washington’s refusal to get actively involved in the Syrian conflict.
Apr 01, 2014
Why Nancy Powell's exit can help India-US rebuild relationsUS ambassador Nancy Powell’s resignation is the first real indication that Washington has woken up and is starting to smell the “chai.”
Dec 09, 2013
How I grew up with the 'unbreakable' Nelson Mandela, sitting miles awayI just want to reminisce about growing up with “Mandela.” His name was a plank on which we rested many fond hopes for a better world. He always seemed solid. Unbreakable.
Aug 26, 2013
Why there's no real jaan in Manmohan Singh's US visitThe PM will have a nice visit, no doubt, with the right amount of cheer and goodwill but there is no real jaan in it
Aug 19, 2013
Why is US giving Pakistan weapons to be used against India?In the context of the recent continuous tensions on the LOC, it is useful to take a hard look at the unhealthy US-Pakistan relationship of dependence, if only as a reminder of how some things never change.
Aug 09, 2013
Exclusive: S Jaishankar to be India’s next envoy to WashingtonPrime Minister Manmohan Singh has acknowledged that truth and assigned S Jaishankar to be India’s next ambassador to the United States, a man he thinks can stem the drift in Indo-US relations and inject new energy, FirstPost has learnt.
Aug 07, 2013
Why India simply has to strategically shelve PakistanAmericans will object on Pakistan’s behalf but surely they understand India can’t keep absorbing attacks from both sides – in Afghanistan as on its Jalalabad consulate and along the LOC.
Jul 29, 2013
Not just Rajnath Singh: Why are Indian politicians disastrous in US?The failure cuts across party lines. If you have BJP leaders who should read their speeches in Hindi with simultaneous translation rather than in English, you have Congress Party leaders whose pomposity can give you nausea.
Jul 17, 2013
FDI reforms: The US must now act its part outWill the new measures do the trick, stop the bleeding and attract investments quickly? Not really. The reaction from US companies and business associations is one of continued skepticism. They want to wait and watch. They consider the moves as a case of too little too late.