Even as the United States and India are trying their best to bring back normality in bilateral relations in the aftermath of the furore created by the Devyani Khobragade episode, it has become apparent that the issue went beyond diplomatic immunity or the third rate treatment of the Indian diplomat by American authorities writes Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami
India’s national interest paradigm in broader terms includes the national security perspective of protecting and defending the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the nation. It also encompasses defending the larger geopolitical environment in South Asia affecting Indian economic and strategic interests writes Gaurav Dixit
There has been a strengthening of India-Japan relations across various domains leading to interactions at multiple levels both in government and non-government sectors writes Monish Gulati
In a rare attack against the international community in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Jan 17 killed 21 people, mostly foreign civilians in a popular Lebanese restaurant in Kabul. There were 13 foreign victims, including Canadians, UK, US, Lebanese, Russian and Danish citizens writes Gaurav Dixit
Until the late 20th century, ship breaking took place in port cities of industrialized countries. Later on, environmental regulations and labour costs forced the industry to relocate to Taiwan and Korea. Taiwan was the principal destination, and ships were broken literally in the centre of Kaohsiung port...writes Mohammad Rubaiyat Rahman
Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, will be on an official visit to India from Jan 25-27, at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He will also be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations, the first ever Japanese dignitary to grace the occasion by Monish Gulati
India and Sri Lanka share a long historic relationship. The relation saw a new multi-faceted phase post Eelam War IV in 2009, after the complete elimination of the Sri Lankan rebel group LTTE. The new phase represented extensive economic and political cooperation for the comprehensive development of the Northern and Eastern provinces writes Gaurav Dixit
After Bangladesh went through its 10th general election that was widely criticised for being “one-sided” because the opposition boycotted it, the world community is belatedly zeroing down to the reasons why it was so writes Mahendra Ved
The security transition in Afghanistan has slowly brought up the spectre of the end of women’s empowerment in the violence-hit country. According to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), violence against women has touched record high amid the fear of complete withdrawal by international troops writes Gaurav Dixit
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...
What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...
What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...
Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...