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Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Beijing’s Diplomatic Crumbs Shouldn’t Con Delhi; Talk, But With Hands On The Holster

Jan 01, 2018 Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

India must recognize that even as there may be areas that India and China cooperate occasionally, Beijing will take every opportunity to deny India any strategic advancement.

Abe-Modi Meet: Is Japan The New Russia For India?

Sep 13, 2017 Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

In an era of Asian strategic uncertainties and global power transition, India-Japan defence and security linkages have become particularly significant. Japan has shown willingness to fund projects in border states where even World Bank was hesitant.

What Does Absence Of Indo-China Joint Statement On Doklam Withdrawal Say?

Admittedly, these are early hours and the following analysis will have to be corrected on the basis of further details as it comes out. But a couple of things are clear from the two statements.

Why Brahmos Sale To Vietnam Is No Violation Of Missile Technology Control Regime Commitments

Aug 23, 2017 Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Brahmos is a ramjet supersonic cruise missile, developed by Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India’s DRDO.

If India Backs Off From Doklam, It Will Dent Its Image Among Smaller Neighbours

India has been very patient and calm in its statements but it is very unlikely that it will give in to China unless through mutual agreements for a simultaneous withdrawal of forces.

17 July, 2017

How China's Gamble In Bhutan Is A Sign Of A Bigger Game

Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

This crisis is significant from two angles. One, it is part of a bigger Chinese strategic game. Secondly, it is important to understand the implications from a tactical and operational perspective.

05 June, 2017

14 May, 2017

One Belt One Road A Tool In China's Imperialistic Plan. How Can India Wean Away Other States?

Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Sooner or later, other countries are going to see through China's plan, and India should cooperate with likeminded countries to help build infrastructure of littoral states

02 May, 2017

Proportional Response Will Not Stop Pakistan From Cross-Border Terrorism

Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

India should not fall for hyped up fears of nuclear escalation; Pakistan is a rational actor that understands the limitations of nuclear weapons

31 January, 2017

US, Russia And China: How Will They Trumpet Ahead?

Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Even as there appears to be this bromance between Trump and Putin, one cannot be certain that this will last for long

01 January, 2017

2017: An Unpredictable Year In Asian Strategy

Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

What will rule 2017- Trump as US President, China’s increasing aggressive behavior, or, Putin’s political ploys?

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A health worker collects swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test, at Dadar railway station, in Mumbai.

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Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Medical workers wearing PPE kit stage a protest against relieving thousands of temporary health workers roped in by municipal corporation last year for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) duty, outside Municipal Corporation...

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Trainee nurses look on as a woman receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, at a government vaccination centre in Thane.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra receives a memento during the party's Pratigya Rally, in Moradabad.

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Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

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