Jan 26, 2011

A crisis of governance is paralyzing India

LONDON — Despite all the claims of India as a rising power, the country is suffering a serious crisis. The credibility of the government in New Delhi is being tested by a plethora of corruption scandals in recent months. From the Commonwealth Games to ...

Jan 18, 2011

Borders of India's latest outreach to Iran

LONDON — As India takes its seat on the U.N. Security Council as the new nonpermanent member after nearly a two-decade hiatus, its latest move vis-a-vis Iran has signaled New Delhi’s desire to be viewed as a responsible rising power and a potential permanent ...

Dec 28, 2010

India asserting its interests vis-a-vis China

LONDON — India hosted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao earlier this month in an attempt to stabilize Sino-Indian ties, which have undergone great turbulence the past two years. There was no dearth of warm words during the visit: Wen, in a lecture in New Delhi, ...

Nov 14, 2010

Obama appears to punch India's buttons

LONDON — Barack Obama’s visit to India last week ended on a high note. After downplaying expectations for some months now, the U.S. president made all the right noises in his address to the Indian Parliament. The most significant was his declaration that the ...

Oct 13, 2010

India grappling with the China syndrome

LONDON — A two-week standoff between China and Japan over a boat collision has once again underlined the communist state’s penchant for bullying its neighbors, and might have done more harm than good for the emergence of China as the leader in the region ...

Sep 27, 2010

Deals with Bangladesh to help India burnish South Asian image

LONDON — India and Bangladesh have reportedly agreed in principle to swap each other’s enclaves that are spread along the border areas and re-demarcate 6.1 kilometers of boundary — in effect resolving an issue that has bedeviled Indo-Bangladesh ties since independence. This is an ...