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Neena Gopal

India’s Kabul googly must be kept in play

Dodge or feint, Pak foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s comments signal a break from the past.

15 Dec 2018 6:38 AM

In Lanka crisis, India can’t sit on sidelines

Long-term Sri Lanka watchers say Mr Rajapaksa’s India visit was to prepare Delhi for just such an eventuality.

13 Nov 2018 1:23 AM

Why Sharif endorsed Pervez’s Kargil misadventure

Zehra writes, had not factored in the “critical problems of logistical stretch.”

21 Oct 2018 12:17 AM

Will Taghir herald a new Afghanistan?

No representative of the Ghani government has participated in talks so far when as many as 11 members of the Taliban were present in the last round.

20 Oct 2018 1:14 AM

In Pak, the more things change, the more they stay the same

If there’s one point the book drives home, it is that little ever changes in Pakistan.

28 Sep 2018 4:57 AM

More to Pak rebuff than meets the eye

Three key BJP-run states that have had an indifferent track record in governance are heading for polls, and 2019 is critical as a re-election year.

23 Sep 2018 2:24 AM

Maldives: Benign neglect isn’t the way ahead

Either way, be it a Yameen or a Nasheed proxy calling the shots in Male, its time for India to dust off a fresh Maldives initiative.

21 Sep 2018 12:26 AM

At 2+2 talks, Pak the elephant in the room

India needs to be much more nimble-footed to outmanouvre Pakistan’s newly-reinforced civilian-military government.

06 Sep 2018 7:54 AM

The man who saw tomorrow: How Lahore bus was born

Nobody but a handful of Pakistani generals, who had boycotted the welcome ceremony as he got off the bus, did.

17 Aug 2018 1:35 AM

Kaptaan a sitting duck, can he read military’s doosra?

The headstrong fast bowler either doesn’t know or is unwilling to acknowledge that when it comes to Delhi and Kabul, he may have to sit it out.

29 Jul 2018 12:12 AM

Imran: Pak’s gale force ‘tabdeeli’ for change

Will the gale force “tabdeeli” that he has unleashed be the change that the people of Pakistan have been looking for?

27 Jul 2018 12:29 AM

Pak voters face D-Day: Will they fight or fold?

The Army may have written Nawaz’s epitaph and indeed of all freely elected governments.

25 Jul 2018 12:50 AM

What are our options if Army stooge is Pak PM?

Terror attacks on Jammu and Kashmir are at an all-time high.

27 Jun 2018 2:45 AM

Vote 2018 Karnataka: An election neither side can afford to lose

The stakes are clearly higher in Karnataka, with victory or defeat presaging the fortunes of PM Modi, who just about managed to retain Gujarat.

11 May 2018 6:34 AM

Charge of the saffron brigade

The big question, as the Karnataka polls loom large, is whether BJP can bring down its biggest rival to just ‘Punjab, Puducherry & Parivar Congress’.

06 May 2018 4:50 AM

A praetorian Pakistan: What the future holds

Reimagining Pakistan makes a strong call on Pakistan to end its march to folly.

04 May 2018 12:56 AM

Gayoom daughter calls for Indian intervention

Calling on the Male government, headed by her estranged uncle President Yameen to allow her father to move back home.

01 May 2018 2:13 AM

Maldives: Act swiftly to keep China contained

India’s foot-dragging on signing an FTA, which Male believed had been all but agreed on during President Yameen’s 2016 visit, is one such example.

19 Jan 2018 12:18 AM

Kabul’s new Great Game: Delhi must play to win

The Narendra Modi government must know that this is a great game that Delhi must play to win.

22 Nov 2017 6:08 AM

Insights on stagecraft from a wise diplomat

The former diplomat’s insight couldn’t come at a better time as India shifts inexorably into the US ambit. 

29 Sep 2017 2:51 AM