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Sudhi Ranjan Sen
For Sudhi Ranjan Sen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Melanie Joly during an event in Ottawa on Wednesday.
WORLD
Oct 21, 2023
Trudeau says many countries worried after India ousts Canada envoys
The diplomatic row is the latest escalation since Trudeau accused India of helping to orchestrate the killing of a Sikh separatist in Canada.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the crowd as he arrives at a Bhartiya Janta Party gathering in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
WORLD
Sep 30, 2023
Murder claim in Canada is only helping India's Modi at home
India has gone on the offensive since Canadian leader Justin Trudeau accused Modi’s government of orchestrating the murder of a Sikh priest.
Indian Army tanks are displayed during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, in January 2021.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 29, 2023
War in Ukraine pushes India to obtain more self-propelled guns
The war in Ukraine has made India only the latest country to re-evaluate its armory, preparedness for war and priorities on the battlefield.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S President Joe Biden during a state dinner at the White House in Washington in June
WORLD / Politics
Sep 20, 2023
Trudeau’s murder claim risks upending U.S. courtship of India
The allegations leave U.S. President Joe Biden caught between one of the U.S.' closest allies and an increasingly important partner in countering China.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 6, 2023
India increases Africa lending in race to counter China
While China’s loans to Africa have dipped since 2016, overall in the 10 years to 2020, it pledged $134.6 billion to African nations.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 23, 2023
Russia pressuring India and others amid financial crackdown push over Ukraine
The Kremlin is said to be threatening to upend defense and energy deals unless partners help block expected moves aimed at financially isolating it over the invasion.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 18, 2023
The post-Cold War era is gone. A new arms race has arrived.
Governments around the world are drawing lessons from Europe’s first high-intensity war since 1945, reassessing everything from ammunition stocks to weapons systems and supply lines.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 22, 2022
A fallen dynasty backs Sri Lanka’s leader as creditors seek answers
Foreign currency reserves in the country continue to dwindle, falling to less than $1.8 billion in August, with IMF funds unlikely to arrive for several months.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 12, 2022
Sri Lanka’s fallen dynasty is already planning its next comeback
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's 36-year-old nephew Namal Rajapaksa has already been thinking of how the family can restore its reputation over the long term
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 7, 2022
China shifting focus to Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka president says
In recent months, Beijing has taken its time reissuing a loan to Pakistan and has hesitated in responding to Sri Lankau2019s request for fresh credit.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2022
U.S. seeks to wean India from Russian weapons with arms-aid package
The package under consideration would include foreign military financing of as much as $500 million.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 21, 2022
Dependence on Russian weapons puts India at odds with other 'Quad' members
India has stood out as one major democracy reluctant to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin u2014 and billions of dollars in weapons purchases mean thatu2019s unlikely to change anytime soon.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 14, 2022
Europe imported more weapons ahead of war in Ukraine, report says
European states accounted for 13% of global arms transfers in the period between 2017 and 2021, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute found.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 29, 2021
After worst fighting in decades, India bolsters disputed China border with U.S. weapons
Chinook helicopters, ultralight towed howitzers and rifles, supersonic cruise missiles and a cutting-edge surveillance system will support troops in the Himalayas.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 18, 2021
India and China deadlocked over troops near key Himalayan pass
The two nations have made some progress in disengagement talks, but are now stuck in a deadlock on how best to pull back troops from a strategic point in the Himalayas.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 24, 2021
Indian military accelerates historic overhaul to counter China
A more unified Indian armed forces would make it easier for the country to link up with other militaries such as the U.S. and its allies in the event of a conflict.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 4, 2021
China and India agree to pull back troops near site of deadly clash
Soldiers will move away from the vicinity of the area where at least 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers were killed in June 2020.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 9, 2021
Taliban resurgence raises terrorism fears from Moscow to Beijing
The Taliban have dramatically expanded their hold on Afghan territory in recent months, leaving the U.S.-backed government in control of little more than 20% of the country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 28, 2021
India moves 50,000 troops to China border in historic pivot
Although the two countries battled in the Himalayas in 1962, Indiau2019s strategic focus since the British left the subcontinent has primarily been Pakistan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 18, 2021
‘Entire families’ wiped out as COVID-19 ravages rural India
As leaders in Delhi struggle to contain the crisis, horrifying scenes are playing out across the country.

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