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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. Old regional players are playing new games in the India-Pakistan-China triangle, such as Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the India-Pakistan context and Nepal...
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Losing perception battle

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is exposing itself to an unnecessary and avoidable risk of losing the perception management battle.Several of its decisions are controversial and may cost the BJP dearly as far as the perception index is concerned...
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Political litmus test ahead

  • Two months hence the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be completing two years in office. In the Indian political setup a ruling party is usually in its most vulnerable phase mid-term and the opposition is on the ascendancy. But the prevailing...
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India cozying up to Singapore

  • It is not for nothing that Narendra Modi has visited Singapore second time since he took over as prime minister 18 months ago. The only other country to have had this privileged treatment from Modi is India’s next-door neighbor: Nepal.The attention Modi has given to Nepal has backfired as India...
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Headache for Modi

  • In May 2014 Narendra Modi had single-handedly taken on all political bigwigs across the entire national political spectrum, including his own Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and had routed one and all. It was an unthinkable feat from someone who is not a pedigree politician or a surname politician...
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Modi playing with fire

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do well to take note of what American hero and Navy admiral Hyman G. Rickover had said decades ago when he extolled the powers of the bureaucracy by saying that God may forgive for some harm done but bureaucracy does not.Rickover may not be far off the...
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Thaw in Indo-Pak ties?

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his foreign minister Sushma Swaraj have engaged with 94 countries in first 10 months of Bharatiya Janata Party’s government. This rate of engagement with foreign leaders may be nothing much for the developed world, but it is definitely a trailblazer in...
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The second coming

  • Earlier this month, March 14 to be precise, Sonia Gandhi completed 17 years as president of the 130-year-old Congress party. When she took over the reins of the party on that day in 1998, Congress had been out of power for two years, its popularity was fast waning and the Bharatiya Janata Party ...
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The battle for Indian Ocean

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just-concluded bilateral visit to Sri Lanka (March 13-14) was laden with strategic agenda. While there was heavy bilateral agenda too given the fact that this was the first trip to Sri Lanka by an Indian premier in 28 years, the visit had two major objectives...
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A reality check

  • The negative political climate that generated for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in wake of the humiliating loss in Delhi assembly elections last month is continuing.Two recent political developments testify to this: (i) the hasty and unworkable political...
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