All stories by Ambassador M K BHADRAKUMAR
What is Biden trying to tell India?Rediff.com6 days ago
It is difficult to recall an Indian minister in modern times pushing back at the US publicly, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Pakistan moves up the power ladder on world stageRediff.com24 Jul 2021
Pakistan is once again becoming a frontline State in big-power rivalry. But this time around, Pakistan stands to gain out of its geography, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Pegasus Project: Why I am hesitant to defend the government but mustRediff.com22 Jul 2021
Snooping is one of the oldest peccadilloes of man, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Taliban-run Afghanistan: Does India have a role?Rediff.com12 Jul 2021
New Delhi should resist any temptation to act as spoiler and instead should cooperate with its SCO partners in reaching a regional consensus behind the formation of an interim government in Kabul, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Can Biden do business with Raisi?Rediff.com21 Jun 2021
The Biden administration should expect continuity in Iran's policies under Raisi. This may not necessarily mean that strengthening of ties with the West will be Raisi's top priority, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Important Takeaways from Biden-Putin summitRediff.com18 Jun 2021
The summit probably fulfilled the expectations on both sides, but the bar of expectations was intentionally kept low, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Vaccines: Look to Russia, not US!Rediff.com3 Jun 2021
An alert government in Delhi should have begun government-to-government discussions with Moscow the moment it came to know that Russians were developing a vaccine. That is to say, almost an year's time has been lost, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
The Gouri Amma I KnewRediff.com12 May 2021
She was capable of a level of human compassion that is rare today among politicians, recalls Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar, who knew the Communist legend K R Gowri, who passed into the ages on May 11, from his childhood.
What is Adar Poonawalla up to?Rediff.com4 May 2021
What the UK is getting out of the Serum Institute is what India is losing. And the responsibility of the Indian State ought to have been to dictate where Serum Institute's vaccine doses should go, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Has Modi's Vaccine Diplomacy Failed?Rediff.com26 Apr 2021
What is foreign policy worth if it stands disconnected from domestic realities? Make no mistake, the horrifying visuals of the human suffering in metropolitan India is only the tip of the iceberg. The vast swathes of the hinterland are heaving with untold sorrows, notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Why did Harsh Vardhan write that obnoxious letter?Rediff.com20 Apr 2021
'Evidently, something has gone terribly wrong in the state of the Indian Union.' 'The rulers seem nervous that the pandemic is spinning out of control,' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Navy controversy: What is US telling India?Rediff.com13 Apr 2021
The USS John Paul Jones acted like a dog marking the lamp post, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Modi slays it at QUAD with few wordsRediff.com17 Mar 2021
Interestingly, in his entire remarks, Modi never once mentioned regional security, Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar points out.
What Biden's Quad summit means for IndiaRediff.com10 Mar 2021
The US has been, historically, a sleeping partner in India-China relations. Today, any attempt by the Modi government to make a bilateral move to improve relations with Beijing could upset Biden's apple cart, notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
India, Pakistan on the road to peaceRediff.com9 Mar 2021
The road ahead will be long and winding and much resistance can be expected from the high-flying 'hawks' in our skies. But that should not deter the policymakers from planning a road map with the 'big picture' in mind, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Is Modi weighing his options on Pakistan?Rediff.com2 Mar 2021
There is no conceivable reason for any big power to put road blocks on the path of an India-Pakistan normalisation process, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Time for India, China to give peace a chanceRediff.com24 Feb 2021
Who knows, the moment of truth in Ladakh may also augur for a giant leap toward boundary settlement with China in the fulness of time. The news that the special representatives of the two countries are planning to meet gives a positive signal, suggests Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Power Games in the Indian OceanRediff.com17 Feb 2021
India cannot choose its geography and devise regional strategies to dovetail into the Western Indian Ocean hypothesis conceived in the Pentagon, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Biden on course to mend fences with ChinaRediff.com12 Feb 2021
'Chinese experts estimate that the new US administration is 'at the crossroads of how to re-manage and control' Sino-American differences and strategic divergences and Biden's bottom line is that the US would have 'extreme competition with China, but won't allow competition to develop into conflict',' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Post Coup Myanmar: India must be carefulRediff.com11 Feb 2021
It will not be to India's advantage to create misperceptions that it is bandwagoning with some Anglo-American project for regime change in Myanmar, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.