Pushpesh Pant

Pushpesh Pant

Pushpesh Pant is a noted Indian academic and historian.

India needs to recast its neighbourhood policies as China remains cryptic on Masood Azhar

We can’t overlook that even after the terrorist attack in Pulwama and its aftermath nothing seems to have changed as far as China is concerned.

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Pakistan has long been an unpredictable and unreliable neighbour

Pakistan is a theocratic state and we are secular, they are ruled by the armed forces and we are a democracy. 

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Crown Prince visit: Pakistan needs Saudi Arabia's crutches to survive, but India doesn't

Pakistan does need the Saudi crutches to survive but India is certainly not in such an abject and pitiable situation.

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Pulwama terror attack: Enough is enough, we need to treat Pakistan like a pariah

Pakistan and its allies, patrons and protectors should be made to pay an economic and political price.

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From darkness to light: India-Africa trade corridor offers multiple opportunities

China has gained a first mover advantage blocking us effectively. It's time we looked beyond the BRICS. 

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India should be wary of the US-sponsored crisis in Venezuela

There is no reason to believe that the US shall not threaten countries that continue to deal with Venezuela with secondary sanctions like they did in the case of Iran.

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Assessing the impact of economic slowdown in Gulf on India

The looming economic crisis in the Gulf has resulted in dreams of Indian workers suddenly turning into a nightmare. 

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Ups and downs in US-Pakistan relations: What does it mean for India?

The US continues to equate Pakistan with India and provides generous, ill-deserved economic assistance to keep afloat the ‘failed state’. 

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Malaysia and India face complex challenges posed by race and ethnicity

In the past quarter century, there has been a steady drift towards Islamic fundamentalism in some parts of Malaysia. 

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Countering China: The strategic importance of Andaman and Nicobar

From Pakistan to Sri Lanka to Nepal many of India's neighbours are grunting and groaning under the back-breaking burden of Chinese ‘kindness’ - the debt trap.

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Why are Bangladesh elections important?

Khaleda Zia today realises the folly of boycotting the last elections that gave a walk over to Sheikh Hasina.

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Conversions remain a sensitive issue in Nepal and India

Nepal after the abolition of monarchy is a secular, democratic republic federal in structure but conversion to Christianity remains a sensitive issue

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Domestic compulsions and foreign policy: PM Narendra Modi's balancing act

State elections are fought, won and lost according to very different calculations then the Lok Sabha polls

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From Sri Lanka to Maldives, India must tread cautiously and softly

Both in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the Chinese have tried to upstage and oust India from infrastructural projects and replace it as the leading strategic partner in economic and technical sphere…

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