Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife along with PM Narendra Modi watch a cultural performance while walking on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: UNI

Sino-Indian ties: Needling Each Other

As Beijing expands its presence in the Indian Ocean, India too is boosting its ties in the region. But its footprints are nowhere close...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, at Raiwind, in Pakistan on December 25, 2015. Photo: PIB

Indus Watershed

In a surprising U-turn, Modi government decides to hold talks with Pakistan on the Indus Water Commission ~By Seema Guha In a break from its...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in June 2016. Photo: UNI

Indo-Russian ties: the cool down period

The traditional friendship between India and Russia has developed wrinkles, thanks to Moscow’s growing closeness to Pakistan and China ~By Seema Guha As strategic dynamics...
(L-R) UK PM Theresa May; a group of Indian women in the UK presenting a crochet blanket to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photos: UNI

Theresa’s immigration initiative may hit Indians

UK PM Theresa May intends to bring down net immigration into her country down to 1,00,000 per year. This could hit Indians who form...

Consensus is a Delightfully Vague Concept

There is no case for blocking India’s membership to the NSG. China’s objections should not be binding The Nuclear Suppliers Gro-up (NSG) was set up...

Nuclear Buzz Ahead?

As India inches closer to becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, it’ll end the isolation that set in after Pokhran-I. And Modi’s...
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India-UK Row: The Elusive Kohinoor

Solicitor-general Ranjit Kumar stirred a hornet nest when he claimed that this gem was gifted to the British by Punjab’s erstwhile rulers. The passion...

Catch Me if You Can

India has extradition treaties with 31 countries but still can’t get hold of criminals and terrorists who have harmed it. For any treaty to...

Whose Diamond is it Anyway?

A group of campaigners is seeking the help of British courts to get the Koh-i-Noor back to India. Will this bring to an end...

The Rome Complication

The killing of two Kerala fisherman off the Indian coast by Italian marines has become an international issue. All cases are on hold and...

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