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.
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.
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.
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’.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.