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Rajeev Sharma

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India, Pakistan need to exercise restraint

Strange are the ways of politics! When the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to the world that special forces of the Indian Army had carried out pre-dawn “surgical strikes” on terrorists’ launch pads in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Sept.

October 06, 2016

Modi’s flawed Pakistan policy

The Narendra Modi government’s Pakistan policy is like sand dunes, today a mountain, tomorrow a flat space.

September 29, 2016

India, Pakistan need to restrain

The India-Pakistan bonhomie that had started 27 months ago when Narendra Modi was sworn in as India’s prime minister has completely evaporated. Instead, the saree-and-shawl diplomacy that had initially characterised the two nuclear armed neighbors has now given way to an out and out enmity.

September 22, 2016

Between friends and foes

Indian foreign policy continues to go through an intense phase of churning, largely aimed at its two contiguous members: Pakistan and China.

September 15, 2016

Modi’s Vietnam visit vs. China

All cannot be well when bilateral relations between China and India, Asia’s number one and number three economies respectively, are sliding down.

September 08, 2016

Modi’s Kashmir conundrum

The Narendra Modi government has wasted 50 days in changing tack on the Kashmir imbroglio and belatedly realizing that it’s not a law and order problem but a political one.

September 01, 2016

Timings of Modi’s jingoistic rhetoric

After completing 40 percent of its five-year tenure, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on an ultra-nationalist policy.

August 25, 2016

Back to square one

India and Pakistan have in the past few days virtually written the epitaph of their bilateral relationship, which is now as good as dead and buried. It is unfortunate but it is true, if one watches carefully the recent extremely negative vibes from the two South Asian neighbors.

August 18, 2016

Modi govt cornered

FORGET the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, due in just about five months. Forget the perennial seesaw in India-Pakistan bilateral relations, which have soured further even after a maiden visit to Pakistan by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week for a multilateral event.

August 11, 2016

India’s cow politics

The political clock appears to have started ticking slowly but surely for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

August 04, 2016