India

Regional wrap

The last month of this year, and this decade, has so far been a troubling one. From extensive bush-fires and thick smoke choking large… Read More

Why is the elephant indifferent?

Nepal’s former foreign minister Dr Bhekh Bahadur Thapa has drawn an interesting analogy around Indo-Nepal border disputes. Dr Bhekh Bahadur Thapa In a recent … Read More

India’s clever alliances with island states

As India struggles to manage China’s economic and diplomatic influence in its immediate neighbourhood, it has recently made progress in building more robust ties with… Read More

Howdy Modi in Houston: Why India’s Narendra Modi puts so much effort into wooing the diaspora

With President Donald Trump as his “warm up act”, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora… Read More

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 2): What happens next?

‘A new era has begun in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Article 370 was a hurdle for development of Kashmir … Article 370 and… Read More

Lest we forget the post-election reality: ‘Happiness’ in Modi’s India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to another landslide victory in the 2019 Indian elections that was even bigger than the… Read More

Modi’s second term: What it means for the South Pacific

The Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Narendra Modi has secured his second term as India’s Prime Minister with a landslide victory in the 2019 general elections. Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed a few key developments in the Indo-Pacific region. The most significant one for Australia, was the Morrison government’s announcement of… Read More

The impact of the Kashmir crisis on the Indian election

These words, spoken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Ahmedabad this week, show clear parallels to a famous … Read More

India builds up its north east in the face of China’s claims on ‘South Tibet’

The Indian government is ploughing ahead with its plans to develop the country’s north east, including the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as… Read More