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Here’s what China is doing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan. It doesn’t look good for India

New Delhi is worried that S. Asia, once very much under its spell, could be slipping from its grasp. The key lies in PM Modi’s charisma now.
PM Modi walks past a guard of honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort on 15 August 2020 | PTI

Naga peace deal can be a feather in Modi’s cap, but watch out for China

Nehru had no illusions about the Naga insurgency. He and every prime minister since has used both carrot and stick to bring the Naga rebels overground.
Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

Oil to Kashmir — Why China, not Saudi Arabia, is Pakistan’s only Big Brother now

China has again been Pakistan’s friend — bailing it out of Saudi loans and raising the Kashmir at UNSC. But Islamabad is fast losing other friends in Islamic world.
US President Donald Trump, left, Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, center, and Narendra Modi at G-20 summit in Osaka | Photo: Carl Court/Pool via Bloomberg

Japan, Swadeshi Jagran Manch and BCCI: Why Modi’s China headache just got bigger this week

From Japan’s demands to Jaishankar’s comment on China, it is clear why India continues to choose ‘strategic autonomy’, the 21st-century version of ‘non-alignment’.
PM Modi shakes hand Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal | @narendramodi/Twitter

Modi’s Hindutva agenda is unsettling Bangladesh, time Delhi reaches out to reassure Hasina

The docking of an Indian ship from Haldia at Chittagong port is an amazing breakthrough in the on-off bilateral relationship. So why are Modi and Hasina silent about it?
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In Rahul Gandhi, Jaishankar picks an easy target. Modi govt’s real task is to push China back

Everything the BJP govt has done since 19 June is to tiptoe around PM Modi's statement on the Chinese intrusion in Ladakh during the all-party meeting.
File image of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: PTI

‘Nepali’ Ram to Pakistan’s Krishna temple — the battle of the Hindu gods in India’s neighbourhood

Nepal PM KP Oli’s comments on Hindu god Ram being Nepali seems to be a last-ditch attempt to save his chair. And a Krishna temple in Islamabad has shaken up Pakistan.
Modi-Xi summit

How India lined up US, Russia on its side of LAC and China was forced to return friendless

China is disengaging from the LAC, and also taking back the message that India has far more friends in the world today. The last 24 hours have truly been PM Modi’s.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining in New Delhi Thursday. | PTI

Who is India fighting – PTI, Congress or its own ambassador in China? Xi knows the answer

During Kargil, Vajpayee united the political class to secure national interest. Now, Modi’s BJP is fighting the opposition and PTI’s reporting as China watches.
An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Galwan clash is a turning point as Indian soldiers give Chinese a bloody nose

Indian democracy's chaotic nature rescued PM Modi after his muddled messages from the all-party meeting even as 2 messages from Galwan clash went out into the world.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.