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M. K. Bhadrakumar

M. K. Bhadrakumar

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Israel gets boxed in as Iran issue surges

Iran’s nuclear water reactor in the city of Arak “Iran’s scientific and defense policies won’t change because of the assa...

Historical undercurrents in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijani army members hold the national Azerbaijani flag during its reconstruction at the dominant height near the village of Talysh, Azerbaijan,...

Spectre of Biden presidency haunts India

From the Indian perspective, the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency becomes a moment of ‘memory mixing with desire’, to borrow from TS Eli...

India’s dementia and Lankan dreams

Third-country cooperation is highly complex, unpredictable phenomenon. Not even the closest allies can pull it off easily. Lord Curzon, the British Fo...

Emerging contours of the US-Indian military alliance

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi in February  The mystery about the awkward timing of the...

America’s Iran strategy takes a heavy hit

An Iranian military truck carries parts of a S-300 air defence missile system during a parade on the country's annual army day on April 18, 2018, in...

India’s loss of Farzad-B is only the beginning

The PTI news agency has quoted ‘sources’ in New Delhi to the effect that the Farzad-B gas field project in Iran is slipping out of India&r...

India, China inch towards a Himalayan deal

Representative image Recent reports suggest that India and China have registered a positive evaluation of military and diplomatic consultations t...

US, India seek to press Sri Lanka into the Quad

Mahinda Rajapaksa and Narendra Modi (R) The virtual summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Raj...

Geopolitics of Sri Lankan Tamil problem

Mahinda and Modi The virtual summit between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa turned out...

Russia has key role to play in Iran issue

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and delegation (L) with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Moscow, Sept 24, 2020 In what must be o...

China’s Sri Lanka foothold a dilemma for India

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa There are three categories of statesmen: those addicted to Twitter (Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Java...

India needs to adapt to the world of tomorrow

Pangong Tso Lake in eastern Ladakh: snapshot from 1962 India-China war Jawaharlal Nehru began his historic “Tryst with Destiny” speec...

China-Iran tango should worry India

Iran makes a difficult partner for a dominating big power but is a natural ally in an equal relationship. What Iran cherished most about India was its...

Putin had a dream to reset the world order

Moscow has a way of signalling to the White House on critical issues from time to time through public statements calibrated to catch President Trump&r...

Don’t beat the bushes for China, there’s nothing out there

The border tensions between India and China are accentuating a malaise among Indian analysts - their tunnel vision.  Every word that slips out o...

US in desperate need of Pakistan as leaks reveal Russian I...

As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowballing. The New...

China adamant on teaching India a lesson!

The Indian analysts have been comparing the military build-up in the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in 2017. This was onl...

Modi only can reach a border settlement with China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) & Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) at informal summit, Mamallapuram, India, October 12, 2019 The contro...

Why is China adamant on teaching India a lesson

The Indian analysts have been comparing the military build-up in the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in 2017. This was onl...

Have gun, will travel in Afghanistan

Britain has joined France and Germany to break with the United States over President Trump’s Executive Order on June 11 authorising economic san...