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PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

To check China’s hostility, India, Taiwan and Japan need an intelligence-sharing alliance

By targeting the One China Policy with a Taiwan alliance, India will be proactively watching the Chinese and amping up the stakes.
Uyghur Muslims and Xinjiang

China is good at many things, just not propaganda. This Covid-19 story about India proves it

China’s propaganda wing was, is and will remain a 19th-century anachronistic joke in the 21st century. Coronavirus or not.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

S Jaishankar’s remark on India’s friends: Sign of new confidence or misplaced arrogance?

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar has said India is "maybe getting to know" who its "friends really are" over criticisms on CAA, Kashmir and Delhi riots.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain |ThePrint

Not all Muslim nations love Modi. This is why Iran, Malaysia, Turkey don’t

In many parts of the Muslim world, Modi now appears to be the most intensely disliked Indian prime minister ever. And there is a pattern to it.
US President Donald Trump

Overlook his unpredictability, Trump’s visit signals continuity in new phase of India-US ties

India will have invested in someone, who with all his policy-by-tweets, will be around in decision-making authority, with global impact.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump raise hands on stage during the Howdy Modi event in Houston, Texas | Scott Dalton/Bloomberg

When Modi says Namaste to a Republican Trump, he shouldn’t forget Democrats matter too

For Modi, navigating the fine line between being a gracious host to Trump, and appearing to support his quest for four more years back home won’t be easy.

One of the few issues Nixon & Kennedy agreed on was US helping India win race against China

In her new book, Fateful Triangle, Tanvi Madan writes about how China has been the crucial factor driving the relationship between India and the US.
Sheep in Ladakh | Representational image | Flickr

1965 – The year China accused Indian troops of stealing 800 sheep and 59 yaks

1965 was a year of heightened diplomatic sensitivities and brittle India-China relations, writes Probal Dasgupta in his new book Watershed 1967.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi used to be toast of the world, now his ministers are damaging Brand India by lashing out

From The New York Times to The Economist, the world is beginning to paint India with the same brush on CAA and Kashmir just eight months into Modi’s second term.
Trump and Modi

India can’t continue to overlook Trump’s diplomatic slights. Time to redefine ties sensibly

Should India assist the US in restoring its primacy in Asia or build a reformed and stable world order that would inevitably require cooperation with other great powers?

On Camera

Yogi Adityanath said ‘gunda raj’ over and people bought it. But UP crime still the worst

The Yogi Adityanath govt’s brazen touting of encounter killings has gained popular support, but has failed to curb crime on the ground in Uttar Pradesh.
Workers at a metro construction site in Mumbai (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.

Defence

Pangong lake area and its eight fingers marked out, near LAC | Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Twitter

Indian and Chinese troops begin disengagement in Ladakh, Army to remain very cautious

The Indian Army will carry out a verification process in a 72-hour window to ensure China's PLA soldiers have adhered to the agreement arrived at the Corps Commander-level meetings.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.