May 2, 2011

India protects Kazakhstan stake

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Kazakhstan last month is a reminder of the Central Asian stakes for Indian foreign policy. While Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev needed legitimacy for his re-election victory that has been criticized in Western capitals, for New Delhi there ...

Mar 28, 2011

India's vexing flyover of Libya

LONDON — Along with Germany, Brazil, China and Russia, India abstained the week before last from voting on the U.N. Security Council resolution that approved a no-fly zone over Libya and authorized “all necessary measures” for protecting civilians from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. India argued ...

Mar 16, 2011

Tale of two defense policies

LONDON — China has declared that its official defense budget for 2011 will rise by 12.7 percent from the previous year. Last year there was a lot of hoopla surrounding the fact that China had announced a mere 7.5 percent jump in defense budget. ...

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, ...