President Obama's India visit

President Obama's India visit

Tangibles and imponderables of a visit

Talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama comprehensively covered most facets of India-U.S. engagement, and imparted greater depth to the relationship. The final verdict will, however, depend on whether issues touched upon, but yet to be completed, reach satisfactory conclusion.

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Obama visit: Giving India a geopolitical strategic space

While the Indo-US defence ties are not aimed at building any containment schemes, they are unquestionably aimed towards capacity building and maintenance of domestic and international peace and security writes Simi Mehta
President Obama's India visit

Painting a canvas of diversity

Barack Obama’s Siri Fort address celebrated Indian diversity, but with a caution that failure to strengthen it could result in insecurity and fear limiting its emancipating power   
President Obama's India visit

Obama visit: Giving India a geopolitical strategic space

While the Indo-US defence ties are not aimed at building any containment schemes, they are unquestionably aimed towards capacity building and maintenance of domestic and international peace and security, writes Simi Mehta

President Obama's India visit

Obama's India visit: Telling it like a good story

While scholars, pundits and journalists are still arguing over the concrete outcomes of the indisputably successful and game-changing visit by the US president, chances are that for most Indians the impact of the trip will be defined not by a prosaic post-mortem; but by the picture-perfect images honed to create a collective memory of the three days that Barack Obama spent here. 

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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