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India-Sri Lanka: Repairing Frayed Ties That Bind

India-Sri Lanka: Repairing Frayed Ties That Bind

25 September, 2020 Seema Guha

The first Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit on September 26 is likely to build on common concerns like security, economy and tourism while accepting that China will continue to play a role in the island state.

AICC Reshuffle By Sonia Gandhi Gives No Glide-Path For Congress Recovery

AICC Reshuffle By Sonia Gandhi Gives No Glide-Path For Congress Recovery

12 September, 2020 Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The AICC revamp came in the backdrop of a major push for organisational reform by some of the party’s and Nehru-Gandhi family’s staunchest loyalists.


Takeaway From CWC Meet: Reform, Revival Can Wait; Hail The Nehru-Gandhis First

The net result of the seven-hour CWC meeting was that the Congress party remained where it was. There were no definite answers on when the full-time president will be elected – only a tentative time frame of ‘within six months’ is what party sources confirmed to Outlook.

Dawood Ibrahim Will Never Face Trial In India; No Closure For Families Of Mumbai Blasts Victims

Dawood Ibrahim Will Never Face Trial In India; No Closure For Families Of Mumbai Blasts Victims

23 August, 2020 Seema Guha

Pakistan has named Dawood together with 87 others in a new sanctions list. But it is mainly to avoid facing the heat from the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force which has put Pakistan on a 'grey list'.


As Bangladesh Cosies Up To China, New Delhi Looks For Path Correction

Use of issue of illegal influx of Bangladeshi immigrants as an election plank by the ruling dispensation harms ties with a friendly country. It shows little concern for India’s strategic interests.

15 August, 2020

Respect India's Sovereignty: PM Modi's Clear I-day Message To China And Pakistan

Seema Guha

Though the PM did not name either country in his Independence day address, his reference to LoC (Line of Control) and LAC (Line of Actual Control) made it obvious that he was talking about Pakistan and China.


13 August, 2020

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate: What It May Mean For India

Seema Guha

Indians are happy because Harris has her roots in Chennai. But the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre may not share the same enthusiasm as a Democratic presidency is regarded in India as intrusive, especially on human rights issues.


07 August, 2020

India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

Seema Guha

The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.


05 August, 2020

South Asia’s New Cartographic War: India, Nepal And Now Pakistan

Seema Guha

It was India which started the trend. The new map may be Islamabad’s response to India’s action in October 2019 when New Delhi issued a new political map showing POK and the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan inside Indian territory.


05 August, 2020

Ram Mandir And Article 370: August 5 Signifies The Complete Transformation Of National Politics

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Both the events -- Article 370 abrogation and Ram Janmabhoomi -- are landmark events for BJP that will rewrite the history of the country. The date marks the victory of the BJP ideology, says a party general secretary.


04 August, 2020

Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

Seema Guha

A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.


27 July, 2020

India's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Could Push Bangladesh Towards China, Will New Delhi Change Course?

Seema Guha

The irresponsible finger-pointing and loose language used by BJP leaders against alleged Bangladeshi immigrants, during various election campaigns, has put off ordinary citizens in Bangladesh.


14 July, 2020

No Love For Ram Or Ayodhya; It's A Question Of Survival For KP Sharma Oli In Nepal

Seema Guha

By raking up a religious symbol and claiming Lord Rama as Nepali, Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is hoping to reap political mileage. It is a desperate attempt to stir the pot for his own benefit.


03 July, 2020

PM Modi’s Ladakh Visit Boosts Soldiers’ Morale But Takes Opposition By Surprise

Seema Guha

The Prime Minister’s Ladakh visit is unlikely to affect the ongoing efforts by Indian and Chinese commanders on the ground or diplomats in Delhi and Beijing working at bringing down temperatures.


03 July, 2020

PM Modi's Surprise Ladakh Visit Has Silenced His Critics And Sent Out Strong Message To China

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The Congress or any other Opposition party will now find it difficult to counter the powerful images of the PM Modi walking amid the soldiers and chants of ‘Vande Matram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’.


02 July, 2020

India Soft-peddles Hong Kong's New Security Law At UN In The Midst Of Border Tension

Seema Guha

Perhaps, with both India and China trying to de-escalate at the moment, Delhi, with its wishy-washy statement on developments in Hong Kong, is holding its fire for later.


01 July, 2020

A New Political Reality In Backyard: India Must Face Chinese Presence In Nepal

Seema Guha

In Nepal, India and China are jostling for influence. India, Nepal’s traditional ally, had in recent years watched China steadily spreading its wings in the Himalayan nation.


29 June, 2020

Geelani’s Resignation From Hurriyat Brings Kashmiri Separatists Back In Political Discourse

Naseer Ganai

Some argue that Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, at the fag end of his life, has foreclosed any option of compromise or dialogue and passed the baton to youth and asked them to stand for 'whatever ideology he stood for over the years'.


Photo Gallery

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

PTI Photo

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in Chandigarh

PTI Photo
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