Ripples in the India-Iran bilateral relationship have risen to the surface once again, forcing the question of whether India's policy and commitment towards the development of the Chabahar Port project is unraveling.
The lesson from this latest controversy with Nepal is simple - episodic interest when things get out of hand can only ever be just a temporary solution. As a new map becomes a new irritant, it seems all the more urgent for Delhi to pursue a coherent neighborhood policy and remain engaged at high levels. It must forge new relationships and revive old ones before this d...
As India rolls out the red carpet to receive US President Donald Trump next week, rough spots that have arisen in the wake of the Modi government's decisions on Kashmir and the subsequent passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act will need diplomatic resolution.
December 16th marks seven years since the brutal Delhi gang-rape. Nirbhaya - or "fearless" - was the name the young intern was given by an anguished nation for the two weeks she survived after the horrific attack. As she battled for life, an entire country prayed with her family. We prayed for her recovery, we prayed for justice and we prayed that no other woman in In...
While India and Israel's positions on 'Islamic' terrorism and shared economic interests highlight similarities between the two countries, it is up to India to make sure it continues to stay on the path it has chosen, of keeping the balance it has assiduously achieved and not succumbing to ideological, hyper-nationalist rhetoric driven by right wing supporters of the r...
What is clearly being considered a major triumph for Indian diplomacy has been viewed as major a defeat for Britain, leaving it without a representative at the international court for the first time in 71 years. In some ways, perhaps, the final defeat of the Empire by an erstwhile colony.
It's time now to roll up some sleeves and get down to brass tacks to ensure India-US ties stay the course reaffirmed at today's meeting, without the whim of individual leaders coming in the way. The proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating.
The inclusion of two sparring neighbours into a grouping led by India's regional nemesis is enough to make any head turn and ask whether individual nations will be able to leave aside bilateral differences for the greater good, or whether, like SAARC, cooperation here too will become hostage to the India-Pakistan dispute.
With Beijing's advances, time is clearly of the essence, and the need to regain ground lost to China is of paramount strategic importance for India.
While Iran drags its feet on awarding a crucial contract for gas exploration in its Farzad B offshore field to ONGC Videsh, India has decided to cut back on oil imports from Iran by 3 million tons (roughly 25 percent) in the current financial year.
There have been many turning points in the political history of Kashmir. But the coalition of partners so ideologically antithetical to each other was perhaps a curve ball many in the Valley have not been able to recover from.
In keeping with the message the Government of India has been pushing even before the Uri attack, the Prime Minister's stream of tough words aimed at isolating Pakistan for its support to terror groups that act against India, made headlines through the two day BRICS and BIMSTEC meetings that took place in Goa on October 15 and 16.
9/11 has reshaped the world in countless ways, both overt and insidious, and 15 years on, as the wars drag on without an end in sight keeping these ideological conflicts at bay is as important as winning the global war on terror.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Iran is historic -for the first time in over a decade, an Indian premier has travelled to the oil-rich country. A huge deal has been scored - with nearly 500 million dollars as the first big investment, India will develop the Chabahar port, located just 60 miles from Pakistan's Gwadar port, which is being modernized by China.