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M. K. Bhadrakumar

M. K. Bhadrakumar

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Saudi-Iran reset will take time

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (R) received Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (L), Jeddah, May 11, 2021 The Saudi-Irania...

China on the horizon as ‘world’s pharmacy’

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus announced approval for China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, Geneva, May 7, 2021 The World Health Org...

US-Taliban acquiesce to live and let live

Handover ceremony at Camp Anthonic, from US Army to Afghan Special Forces, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 2, 2021. As the US and NATO troop w...

India will be front-line state in Myanmar civil war

Hakha Town in Myanmar’s Chin State bordering Mizoram was the scene of attacks on the military by rebel fighters on May 5, 2021  ...

India should welcome the end of US occupation of Afghanist...

The spectre haunting India today is that its worst case scenario in Afghanistan is becoming reality — a Taliban takeover. Delhi watches with dis...

Indian Ocean is not India’s ocean

The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones sailing past Lakshadweep Islands April 7 has thrown India’s Sinophobes into confusion. One lead...

Whither India-Russia ties?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) at press conference with  External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (R), Delhi, April 6, 2021 &nb...

China resents US presence in Afghanistan

Unidentified militia group shot down  helicopter with laser weapons in Wardak March 18 killing Afghan military personnel. The “hidden agen...

Why US senators are upset with Modi govt

By coincidence, the United States brandished the sword of sanctions at two of its allies this week — Germany and India. There are common threads...

Reset of India-Lanka ties in the cards

Adani Group to build container terminal in Colombo In a stunning coincidence, on Monday, the Sri Lankan government issued a Letter of Intent to t...

India, Pakistan on the road to peace

Opportunities missed and opportunities seized in the chronicle of international diplomacy in modern history provide two outstanding illustrative examp...

Guns fall silent on India-Pakistan border

Indian army soldiers patrol at the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, Poonch, about 250 kilometres from Jammu city, Dec. 18, 2020. The e...

US, Iran edging back to negotiating table

The frozen lake of US-Iran confrontation is generating a pinging sound. The cracking of the ice is yet to produce that loud booming thunderclap. But t...

India has lessons from Sino-Russian normalisation

At a press conference in Beijing on Monday, when asked about China’s attitude toward BRICS cooperation and India’s current chair...

The zen of Ladakh disengagement

Wang Yi and Ajit Doval The 9th round of talks at the army commanders’ level between India and China resulted in a breakthrough th...

US-Indian strategic construct of Western Indian Ocean runs...

Pakistan Navy is hosting largest multinational maritime exercise ‘Aman 21’ in North Arabian Sea on February 11-16, 2021. The AMAN-21...

With eye on Biden, India’s Iran diplomacy shifts gear

By a fortuitous happening, the top South Block official  heading the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran Division in India’s External Affairs Ministr...

Taliban risks losing international legitimacy

A high-powered Taliban delegation led by Mullah Baradar arrived in Tehran for consultations on January 26, 2021  A high-level delegation led...

US-Pak reset to advance Biden’s Afghan settlement

Barack Obama (C) with advisers reviewing Afghan exit plan, vice-   president Joe Biden (L), White House, Washington, DC, circa 2010 Mark Twa...

Biden’s Idea of India and Savarkar’s are poles apart

According to media reports, the US President Joe Biden has picked as many as 20 Indian-Americans for senior positions in his government, and the commo...

Blinken’s diplomatic cart will have a bumpy ride

US Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken at confirmation hearing of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, Jan 19, 2021 The confir...