One of the most embarrassing incidents in India’s foreign policy occurred in 1969, when New Delhi sought membership in a Summit meeting of the leaders of Islamic countries and was denied entry.
09 Jun 2018
The army created and fostered Nawaz Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League, to counter Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party.
26 May 2018
India has done well in its quest for better relations with all major powers in its western neighbourhood—from Israel and Egypt to Saudi Arabia and Iran.
12 May 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to London was ostensibly for participating in a Summit meeting of 53 Commonwealth countries, from across the world.
12 May 2018
Fed up with the domination of his country by its Punjabi-dominated army, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was swept to power in the 1971 elections, in what was seen as a referendum on his ‘Six Points Formula’.
12 Apr 2018
Trump’s trade measures make it clear that he will be ruthless and not necessarily reliable in dealing with allies and foes alike.
31 Mar 2018
The emergence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia has produced some unexpected changes in the conservative desert Kingdom, where succession is smooth and socio-ec
15 Mar 2018
Russia has been regarded for decades as a reliable “friend” of India. Even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Delhi reached out to each other.
13 Mar 2018
Recent developments in the Maldives, where President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has declared a national emergency, arbitrarily arrested the country’s Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and his half-brother
17 Feb 2018
Few diplomatic events in India in recent days have received as much international attention as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitations to the 10 ASEAN Heads of Government, as Chief Guests, during I
01 Feb 2018
Indians across the country, including those given to acting as apologists for Pakistan’s actions, saw the stark reality and venality of Pakistani behaviour, when the 70-year-old mother and the wife of
13 Jan 2018
With the Soviet Union collapsing in 1992, its Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who became Prime Minister in 1998, realised that Russia needed India and China as major partners to balance American po
21 Dec 2017
With international attention focused on the travails of the over six lakh refugees who had fled Myanmar’s Rakhine Province, China sought to seize the initiative by some deft diplomacy, wooing both Aun
09 Dec 2017
Several “cloak and dagger” actions take place in the world of diplomacy, espionage and international relations.
25 Nov 2017