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Harsh V. Pant

Looking Eastward

Jan 25, 2011 Harsh V. Pant

With the wooing of Indonesia, India is signalling that it is indeed serious about its presence in Southeast Asia.

Foreign Policy In the Era Of WikiLeaks

Jan 12, 2011 Harsh V. Pant

WikiLeaks is clearly the biggest story of the year gone by in terms of the policy impact it will have on the future conduct of global politics

Time To Lead, Dr Singh

Despite his noble intentions, Manmohan Singh is singularly failing to either manage the country well or to provide a vision for the nation's future. He may be a nice man but India needs an effective prime minister.

Will America Ever Get Pakistan Right?

Dec 08, 2010 Harsh V. Pant

The latest disclosures from WikiLeaks merely confirm what has long been known that nuclear weapons in Pakistan have been giving sleepless nights to American policy-makers.

Our UN-Fixation

As the Nehruvian idealism has gradually been replaced by a more confident assertion of Indian national interests, it is time for India to make a more forceful dissociation from the perfunctory modalities of the UN

01 November, 2010

Redefining ‘Strategic Partnership’

Harsh V. Pant

US and India need each other at this time of rapid structural change in global politics and economics being ushered in by the rise of China.

14 October, 2010

Tough Times Ahead

Harsh V. Pant

Many in India continue to believe that America will retain a substantive presence in Afghanistan. In the coming months, however, India will have to raise its game if it wants to retain any relevance in the evolving strategic milieu in Af-Pak

06 October, 2010

Wanted: A POA

Harsh V. Pant

As Sino-US competition takes shape, with US investing in new geopolitical partnerships, India needs a strategy of its own

03 September, 2010

Wishful Thinking

Harsh V. Pant

India has not even been able to keep a tab on China's rising capabilities. Instead we are hearing incoherent talk of ' monitoring Chinese intentions'.

17 August, 2010

Clear Red Lines

Harsh V. Pant

Indian policy-makers need a realistic assessment of what China’s rise and growing assertiveness means for Indian foreign policy priorities.

13 August, 2010

Proliferation Of Deals

Harsh V. Pant

Japan, concerned by China’s rise, wants to strengthen India while China counters the US-India partnership by helping India’s nemesis Pakistan. Protecting the nuclear non-proliferation regime has become more complex.

29 July, 2010

Redefining A Relationship

Harsh V. Pant

David Cameron has made all the right noises in India. Despite causing a diplomatic row with Pakistan and David Miliband calling him “loudmouth”, Cameron has stuck to his comments....

23 July, 2010

Get A Move On

Harsh V. Pant

By failing to craft its own narrative on Af-Pak ever since the U.S. troops went into Afghanistan post 9/11, New Delhi has allowed the West, and increasingly Pakistan, to dictate the contours of Indian policy

16 July, 2010

The Move Westward

Harsh V. Pant

S.M. Krishna would soon be encountering his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi again, this time around in Kabul, where Pakistan’s security establishment is relishing the double game it is playing

23 June, 2010

Business As Usual

Harsh V. Pant

Should it really come as a surprise that China is trying its best to maintain nuclear parity between India and Pakistan? China doesn’t do sentimentality in foreign policy, India should follow suit.

26 May, 2010

One Down, Run Down

Harsh V. Pant

When the Congress won 206 parliamentary seats in last year’s election, it had unleashed a wave of optimism. But that feel-good mood is now a thing of the past

18 May, 2010

Left Open Mouthed

Harsh V. Pant

Of course, India doesn’t really have a China policy and so everyone deems it fit to put their own spin on Indian’s ties with China. But l'affaire Jairam Ramesh underlines a deeper malaise...

06 May, 2010

The Ghost Of Blair

Harsh V. Pant

Blair changed the face of British politics by rescuing his party from the extreme left. Cameron, if he gets elected, would have done the same by loosening the grip of extreme right on his party’s agenda.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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