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Rajeev Sharma

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The cold war in S. Asia

Two years after it swept into office with a road-roller majority, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is faced with the most important foreign policy challenge of repairing bilateral ties with the only two neighbors India has fought wars with: Pakistan and China.

July 28, 2016

Triple blow for BJP

Nothing seems to be going right for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which will next week complete 26 months of its 60-month tenure.

July 21, 2016

PM Modi played drums while Kashmir burned

How the best of achievements can be sullied by a completely unrelated small gesture! Ask Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is apparently a victim of King Lear-type predicament: More sinned against than sinning!

July 14, 2016

Enter Priyanka Gandhi

The inevitable is all set to happen soon. The Congress party is just about to unveil and deploy its ultimate weapon: Priyanka Gandhi.

July 07, 2016

Another feather in Modi’s cap

Two years is virtually mid-term for an elected government in India whose tenure is of five years and normally this is the time when the government in office is at its weakest trough.

June 30, 2016

Swaraj bats for Pakistan

It is a rarity to see an Indian foreign minister taking a soft line on Pakistan in public.

June 23, 2016

Tough electoral battle ahead

From here on, it’s Mission UP for all major political parties as India’s biggest and politically most crucial state of Uttar Pradesh inches closer to assembly polls.

June 16, 2016

Going around in circles

These are decidedly not the best of times for India-Pakistan bilateral relations. On the contrary, the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors are in for some very testing times.

June 09, 2016

Priyanka — Congress’ only hope

Election strategist Prashant Kishor may have delivered a master googly by suggesting to Congress party that it projects the politically disinclined Gandhi scion Priyanka as its chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh in crucial assembly elections early next year.

June 02, 2016

Moving toward a Congress-free India?

The much-awaited results of five assembly polls in India have come and have thrown up a familiar picture — of an ever-dwindling Congress, the main opposition party, and a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre, which keeps flourishing electorally at the expense of the Congress party.

May 26, 2016