Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 | Last Update : 05:13 AM IST

K C Singh

India needs to be smart in hitting back at China

The Modi government needs to retaliate, though perhaps now unwilling to risk provoking China before the Lok Sabha polls.

16 Mar 2019 12:03 AM

Hype after Balakot: ‘War politics’ can backfire

The revenge component was driven by the BJP’s desire to show an image of being more muscular in defending India than its main opponent, the Congress.

08 Mar 2019 12:10 AM

Time to show maturity and start de-escalation

The BJP, meanwhile, had been assiduously working since the "surgical strike" following the 2016 attack on the Uri military camp to foment jingoism.

01 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

A British writer’s adventures in new Middle East

What makes his travels absorbing is that he has combined on foot journey with hitch-hiking wherever roads and traffic permitted it.

24 Feb 2019 8:03 AM

Can China, Saudis rein in Pak, avert a flareup?

All three have condemned terrorism in general terms but shown no evidence of berating Pakistani sponsorship of terror.

18 Feb 2019 12:37 AM

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Foreign policy musings as India heads for polls

The government and the national media have let their attention wander from key events that shape geopolitics.

13 Feb 2019 3:08 AM

Politics of ‘extradition’: Look at bigger picture

Even the external affairs minister often sometimes the terminology wrong in what it calls a list of “extraditions”.

06 Feb 2019 2:31 AM

Digital threat growing, India’s challenges rise

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has been weakened by domestic street protests and his climbdown for peace.

23 Jan 2019 1:24 AM

Shifting politics poses threat to Brics’ future

The nation most likely to rupture Brics is Brazil, under its recently-elected populist President Jair Bolsonaro.

18 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Afghan, Iran & US: Deft Indian footwork needed

Afghan national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib was in India on January 3-6 for parleys with India’s NSA Ajit Doval.

08 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

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Hasina, Delhi need to show more maturity

She has been in power since 2009 and has essentially remained India-friendly all through.

02 Jan 2019 1:10 AM

US’ Afghan exit to leave India in a difficult spot

The outcome will depend on what troops are actually withdrawn.

26 Dec 2018 6:30 AM

Don’t burn bridges with turbulent neighbours

China may not fully understand the dynamics of domestic Indian politics, but it can — and will — calculate the implications.

17 Dec 2018 12:00 AM

Extradition, diplomacy and India’s poll politics

The worry is that the use of diplomacy to spring a fugitive in a politically-sensitive case may not end with Michel.

10 Dec 2018 12:03 AM

India still on margins in G-20’s power play

Bilateral and trilateral meetings of leaders invited more attention than the summit speeches.

04 Dec 2018 1:37 AM

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Punjab at edge again: Handle with wisdom

The Afghan imbroglio draws Pakistan into a growing dissonance, if not confrontation, with the United States.

21 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Modi in Maldives: Time for relook at China BRI

India should judge Chinese projects in its maritime neighbourhood by smarter red lines, which cannot mean a zero Chinese presence.

17 Nov 2018 7:08 AM

Divisiveness and polls: Takeaways in US, India

The BJP spokespersons are no longer sticking to their traditional line that the BJP would abide by the Supreme Court ruling.

09 Nov 2018 12:26 AM

Surprises may loom as Lankan turmoil grows

In the 2015 presidential election, China allegedly funnelled funds to Rajapaksa through its port development budget.

31 Oct 2018 12:16 AM

Reform the CBI, don’t go for a quick-fix

India has prominent lawyers in private practice, including at the Union level as attorney general and solicitor general.

26 Oct 2018 12:25 AM

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