Mr President, Perception is Everything

Jan 25, 2015

Obama must realize that the Mumbai attacks were the tipping point in India’s battle against terrorism. US President Barack Obama’s visit to India to attend the Republic Day celebrations is a sign of stronger ties between the two nations. Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have...

What Obama Wants From India

Jan 25, 2015

After George W. Bush, Barack Obama becomes the second US president to bet big on India. He may be the first who won’t be disappointed. Presidents of the United States do not generally change the date of their State of the Union address. This year, US President Barack Obama did so because he...

The US Must Address Indian Concerns in AfPak

Oct 09, 2014

India can no longer be a junior partner to the US — New Delhi and Washington must stand on an equal footing. A recent Washington Post op-ed by Narendra Modi and Barack Obama was the culmination of the Indian prime minister’s successful visit to the US. The quasi-diplomatic document — as...

Indian Elections 2014: A Foreign Policy for Modi (Part 2/2)

May 15, 2014

On what should Narendra Modi base his foreign policy? China has always been India's bête noire since the communists seized power in 1949 and annexed Tibet in 1950. India’s nuclear and rocket initiatives took on a military dimension solely to deter China’s ambitions...

Washington’s Observation, Delhi’s Anxiety

Jan 06, 2014

We need to have a reasoned conversation about the Khobragade saga. Since December 12, when Devyani Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general in New York, was arrested over alleged visa fraud for her domestic help, diplomatic relations between India and the US have turned sour. While New...