A Modi-fied India Has Weakened on the World Stage

June 11, 2021

Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, has completed seven years in office. At the same time, his autocratic leadership has brought the simmering discontent in the foreign policy establishment out in the open. Some members of the Forum of Foreign Ambassadors of India signed an open letter...

Modi’s Pivot to Asia?

April 06, 2014

If Modi can address key issues in Asia, India can fuel a regional dynamo. First, it was the Americans who spoke of a "pivot" to Asia; then, it was the Russians' turn to consider prioritizing the region. The Europeans, not to be left far behind, also debated following suit. Now, it seems...

China’s Cat and Mouse Game

August 03, 2013

The recent border skirmish between India and China was part of long-held Chinese strategy.  On April 15, Chinese troops of about a platoon’s strength crossed the Line of Actual Control that separates India from Tibet, and penetrated ten kms into India with helicopter support and...

India: Asia’s Geopolitical Darling

June 24, 2013

Having been overlooked for so long in world politics, India's geopolitical importance is growing. Economic doldrums mean that India is not much of a destination for global investors nowadays and the flight of foreign capital is depressing the rupee's value to record lows vis-à-vis...