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Harsh V. Pant

Modi Reaches Out To Saudi Arabia

Apr 07, 2016 Harsh V. Pant

With visits to Saudi Arabia and UAE, Modi aims to position India globally so as to isolate Pakistan

India's Soft-Power Strategy

Aug 31, 2015 Harsh V. Pant

The Modi government is striving to not only revive national pride in the country's ancient values, but also enhance India's hard power by using its soft-power advantages.

Modi's China Games

For years, Delhi was labeled as the obstacle to normalizing Sino-Indian ties. Modi has deftly turned the tables on Beijing.

How India Is Bidding Adieu To Non-Alignment

Mar 16, 2015 Harsh V. Pant

Modi in a short eight months has given a new direction to Indian foreign policy.

New Dynamics

India-Japan ties are expected to get a boost from the personal camaraderie of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

31 January, 2014

A New Asian Alliance

Harsh V. Pant

China’s rise leads India to seek new partners like Japan and South Korea

30 October, 2013

Lost In A Multipolar World

Harsh V. Pant

India has decimated its economic potential, and strategic autonomy is not an option

05 June, 2013

Asia’s New Triangle

Harsh V. Pant

China’s aggressive behaviour is bringing India and Japan much closer that could have been envisioned just a few years back

26 March, 2013

Economy Trumps Democracy

Harsh V. Pant

China dominates BRICS with an economy larger than that of four other members combined

11 January, 2013

The New Reality

Harsh V. Pant

What’s significant is the diminishing role of India and the rapidity with which New Delhi has ceded strategic space to Beijing in South Asia and the Indian Ocean

03 August, 2012

The Chinese Gauntlet

Harsh V. Pant

By putting up for international bidding the same oil block that India had obtained from Vietnam for exploration, China has made its intentions clear.

23 May, 2012

The Great End Game

Harsh V. Pant

As Washington and Kabul turn a new page in the Afghanistan saga, New Delhi should be keen to take this opportunity to become a more credible actor in its neighbourhood.

17 February, 2012

India’s Iran Challenge

Harsh V. Pant

India walks delicate tightrope on Iran, given the domestic political situation, Sunni-Shia relations, growing energy needs, and a looming void in Afghanistan after the US departure

02 November, 2011

The Balancing Force

Harsh V. Pant

Wary of China, its southern neighbours court India. Vietnam and Burma’s opening towards India dovetails with India’s Look East Policy

05 May, 2011

The More Things Change...

Harsh V. Pant

The rise of BRICS is as exaggerated as the decline of the US. Tectonic plates of global politics are certainly shifting but they may not be shifting in predictable ways, at least not yet

22 March, 2011

A Tale of Two Defence Policies

Harsh V. Pant

The defence capability differential between China and India is rising at an alarming rate. If this is not tackled urgently, India will lose the confidence to conduct its foreign policy unhindered.

16 February, 2011

The Changing Nuclear Matrix

Harsh V. Pant

While India has little to worry about Pakistan’s desire to have more than 100 nuclear warheads, the possibility of leakage from the state to non-state actors is a serious threat

28 January, 2011

Balancing Embrace

Harsh V. Pant

Given the lack of political leadership in New Delhi and an absence of strategic vision, can India capitalize in the opportunities that the changing international order is presenting?

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A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.

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Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...

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