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M. K. Bhadrakumar

M. K. Bhadrakumar

36 Posts

China-Iran tango should worry India

Iran makes a difficult partner for a dominating big power but is a natural ally in an equal relationship. What Iran cherished most about India was its...

Putin had a dream to reset the world order

Moscow has a way of signalling to the White House on critical issues from time to time through public statements calibrated to catch President Trump&r...

Don’t beat the bushes for China, there’s nothing out there

The border tensions between India and China are accentuating a malaise among Indian analysts - their tunnel vision.  Every word that slips out o...

US in desperate need of Pakistan as leaks reveal Russian I...

As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowballing. The New...

China adamant on teaching India a lesson!

The Indian analysts have been comparing the military build-up in the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in 2017. This was onl...

Modi only can reach a border settlement with China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) & Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) at informal summit, Mamallapuram, India, October 12, 2019 The contro...

Why is China adamant on teaching India a lesson

The Indian analysts have been comparing the military build-up in the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in 2017. This was onl...

Have gun, will travel in Afghanistan

Britain has joined France and Germany to break with the United States over President Trump’s Executive Order on June 11 authorising economic san...

India and the politics of Covid pandemic

The World Health Assembly’s virtual meeting on May 18-19 has brought into focus the politics of the Covid-19 pandemic in the international arena...

Now General Bipin Rawat speaks up?

Through the past three years and more at the pinnacle of the Indian armed forces, General Bipit Rawat acquired a reputation as an outspoken general ca...

Why does US want redundant India to play role in Afghanist...

India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval (L) and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (C) and the US Special Representative for Afgha...

Trump’s threat to Iran has a hollow, angsty ring

A tweet by the US President Donald Trump on April 22 said, “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Irani...

Covid-19 has a grandma, grandpa and great grandpa

The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump ‘China viru...

Don’t threaten Afghans, it will be counterproductive

The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department, Alice Wells dropped a bombshell...

Modi outlines strategy to fight Covid-19

A national strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has appeared, finally. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with state chief minist...

Taliban gets Khalilzad leg before wicket but won’t appeal

Prisoners in overcrowded Afghan jails The US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad apparently overreached by effusiv...

Afghan endgame enters the home stretch

Afghans celebrating the US-Taliban agreement In an extraordinary statement titled On the Political Impasse in Afghanistan, Washington has adm...

Here’s why Turkey, Iran and Malaysia spoke up on Kashmir

The report in the Economic Times that India has signed a contract with a Turkish firm to build fleet support vessels for the Indian Navy at the Vizag-...

India braces for coronavirus spike

Watching the interview of Dr. R. Laxminarayan, director of the Washington-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy and lecturer at Prin...

SAARC can learn from China to fight Covid-19

What prompts me to write this blog is the stunning, horrifying report in the Daily Telegraph, that I read in the inhuman beauty of today’s sprin...

Intra-Afghan dialogue gets kick started

Ashraf Ghani Three significant things about Ashraf Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony in Kabul on Monday augur well for the implementation of...