Arguing the Unarguable: Indian Policy in Afghanistan

June 10, 2014

India does have a policy on Afghanistan, but its endorsement of peace talks with the Taliban is contentious. One could be forgiven for entertaining skepticism about India’s policy on Afghanistan. Information that is available in the public sphere tends to veer toward the “general,”...

Washington’s Observation, Delhi’s Anxiety

January 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...

The Curious Case of India’s Reluctance in Afghanistan

June 07, 2013

A startling dichotomy is at play with India’s foreign policy in Afghanistan. There is an increasingly haunting gap between India’s opportunities and its strategic outcomes. India has historically enjoyed amicable relations with every government in Kabul with the exception of the...