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Jhinuk Chowdhury is an India-based freelance journalist with focus on South Asian affairs and development in the BRICS nations. She contributes for RT.com and has also been published in The Diplomat.
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13/04/2017 11:42 AM IST
"Change" and "equal development" have a different undertone in the state.
21/03/2017 8:57 PM IST
Pakistan is only incidental in the broader vision that Moscow has for itself.
24/01/2017 12:58 AM IST
"War or no war" seemed like the only two possible options ever since 18 September Uri attack happened. While some argued for "hot pursuit" in the form of military strikes on terror bases within Pakist...
25/09/2016 8:55 AM IST
We are in an age when the internet and social media are making human interactions transcend every kind of disparateness -- national, time zones, languages, cultures. Yet, the world will never cease to...
11/09/2016 10:36 PM IST
China's blocking of India's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is beginning to have wider effects. India appears to be recalibrating its strategy for dealing with its adversaries, especially China. With the NSG setback, India, which aspires to a global leadership role, knows it has to reiterate its image as a bold and strong player on the world stage. Signs are visible already.
25/08/2016 8:51 AM IST
While Modi's "neighbourhood first" policy has made some significant beginnings towards the economic integration of the region, its response to the political and security exigencies in the South Asia remains an uphill task.
02/02/2016 8:37 AM IST
Three developments emerged clearly from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Moscow for the 16th Indo-Russian annual summit with President Vladimir Putin. First, making bilateral ties more broad-based by giving the economic partnership between the two nations its due importance. Secondly, efforts towards transforming Indo-Russian strategic ties from a buyer-seller relationship to that of a partnership. And finally, restoring the exclusivity of Indo-Russian ties irrespective of any foreign policy transformation that each may undergo.
04/01/2016 8:33 AM IST
Strategically located Maldives plays an important role in the alternative maritime routes that China is seeking to build through initiatives like the One Road One Belt. Much of Beijing's growing assertion in the Indian Ocean is focused on the US-centric club China perceives Washington is building along with India.
18/12/2015 8:23 AM IST
Beijing has been increasingly trying to draw the world's attention towards the threat it is facing from separatist groups in Xinjiang. However, to China's chagrin, the West believes Beijing is only using the perceived threat as justification to intensify their crackdown on the Uighur population. For China to make any meaningful contribution to the US-led anti-terror effort in the Middle East, Washington will have to shed its ambiguity on the Xinjiang question.
16/12/2015 8:07 AM IST
As China looks for investment opportunities abroad, and India seeks funding for its infrastructure, the newly founded Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) creates a win-win proposition for both countries. With its disposable capital, China is likely to contribute $50 billion of the $100 billion of the AIIB thus placing it in a position to address the huge infrastructure needs of India and its neighbourhood. That said, a key question remains: how will India and China manage their bilateral issues on a multilateral platform like the AIIB?
24/07/2015 8:31 AM IST
For now India doesn't have the economic or military might to counter China. However what it has is its geopolitical importance in Asia, which both the US and China are trying to leverage. India should use this to straighten its relationship with China.
26/05/2015 8:30 AM IST
The Nepal quake is a warning bell for SAARC to get its act together to set up an effective disaster-response mechanism which can minimise and mitigate impact in an already disaster-prone region.
08/05/2015 8:08 AM IST
For a state whose growth rate is lagging much behind the national average, transformation for better is not an option anymore, it is the direst need.
30/12/2014 8:38 AM IST
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