articles by Vivek Katju

Politics

Can't avoid US view on Iran ties

All countries suffer third-country pressures on bilateral ties. India is no exception

World

Where friends turn foes and foes turn friends

At Moscow peace talks, Afghan leaders who fought each other and the Taliban found themselves on the same side

World

Kim Davy: The one that got away

Twenty-four years after Kim Davy dumped a planeload of weapons in West Bengal, India seems to have given up on bringing the Dane to justice

Politics

Rahul Gandhi's bid to introduce democratic practices in Congress incompatible with tenets of representative democracy

As Rahul has been committed to introducing democratic practices in the party, it could have been expected that Congress spokepersons would take great credit for this consultative process. Far from doing so, the party has made no reference to the exercise. Is this because the recommendations of the workers were ignored?

India

Sikkim standoff: China should consider its own role in PoK before lecturing India over Bhutan

India has to show a quiet but firm resolve to stand its ground even though the Chinese are putting great pressure.

World

Erdogan meets Modi: India must remain firm, focus on trade and investments even with albatross Pakistan

Turkey and Pakistan’s relations are solid and will not get diluted in the near future, but this does not mean that India should not pursue bilateral ties.

India

Sheikh Hasina in India: Symbolism aside, will the visit improve bilateral ties, address critical issues?

While the optics of Sheikh Hasina's visit are impressive, success of such visits is judged by forward movement on matters that acquire public prominence.

World

Turkey murder of Russian ambassador has consequences for the world, including India

Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated by Mevlut Altintas in Ankara on the evening of 19 December.

India

Pakistan establishes new committee to iron out 'doable and sustainable' India-Kashmir policy

Pakistan set up a high powered official committee, presided by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, to work out a 'doable and sustainable' India-Kashmir policy

World

India, Pakistan expel mission staffers: Explaining the diplomatic tit-for-tat

India expelled Pakistani High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar for spying on 27 October and Pakistan responded on the same day by declaring Surjeet Singh, an official of the Indian High Commission, as persona non grata.