The 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.
India 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.
US ambassador Nancy Powell’s resignation is the first real indication that Washington has woken up and is starting to smell the “chai.”
I 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.
The PM will have a nice visit, no doubt, with the right amount of cheer and goodwill but there is no real jaan in it
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.
Prime 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.
Americans 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.
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.
Will 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.
The exhaustive 336-page report is a strong indictment of the entire government machinery – from the all-powerful ISI and the military to the lowly beat policeman and revenue officer.
With his latest essay on Afghanistan, William Dalrymple has crossed into the wilds of contemporary geo-politics and proved history can also be someone’s pet interpretation.
Is he a hero for opening the door on this obsessive compulsive spying on ordinary citizens or a villain who jeopardized security by doing so?
The recent US-China summit was a success – for Chinese President Xi Jinping. He conceded little and ably cast the meeting on his terms.
New Delhi can take heart in the fact that she will be a good counter to Secretary of State John Kerry who is seen as overly accommodating of Pakistan.
President Obama’s new counter-terrorism doctrine is an attempt to restrict the controversial drone programme but without losing his prerogative to still strike wherever and whenever necessary.
A new Pew Research Center survey released May 7 highlights the people’s mood as “exceedingly grim” with 91% saying Pakistan is headed in the wrong direction.
Those believing Sajjan Kumar's acquittal closes the chapter on the 1984 riots had better prepare themselves for a more sophisticated and sustained campaign through the courts in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Pakistan picked the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference -- the ultimate gathering of the world's nuclear experts-- to carp about the deal. Here's why they should give it a rest.