Tensions between Jaishankar and Lavrov are a tell-tale sign that 'time-tested' India-Russia ties are shrinking because both sides are not willing to be sensitive towards each other.
As is typical in India, official arrogance, hyper-nationalism, populism and an ample dose of bureaucratic incompetence have combined to create a crisis.
India has done exceedingly well in mobile payments, but the bureaucracy has developed a phlegmatic resistance to newer ideas.
New Delhi must keep in mind that Quad is not a military alliance.
Biden administration is keen to deprioritise Middle East in US foreign policy, but escalating Iran-Israel confrontation will demand more US attention, not less.
Mamata Banerjee tried to mitigate the impact of Muslim marginalisation but it was resisted by the BJP, resulting in the communalisation of political discourse.
In 1946, a telegram from Moscow gave the US a strategy that lasted four decades. India too needs an honest security doctrine that keeps it match-fit in a changing world.
There’s nothing more liberating than the truth. And the truth is that India has fangs of communalism deeply dug into it.
On 2 May, the Congress party’s poll strategy in Assam may or may not pay electoral dividends but it’s a template Rahul Gandhi may like to explore.
Sixty years after Yuri Gagarin's historic flight, Russia's space industry can't get its act together.