Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

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Navy controversy: What is US telling India?

Navy controversy: What is US telling India?

Rediff.com6 days ago

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 words

Modi slays it at QUAD with few words

Rediff.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 India

What Biden's Quad summit means for India

Rediff.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 peace

India, Pakistan on the road to peace

Rediff.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?

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 chance

Time for India, China to give peace a chance

Rediff.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 Ocean

Power Games in the Indian Ocean

Rediff.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 China

Biden on course to mend fences with China

Rediff.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 careful

Post Coup Myanmar: India must be careful

Rediff.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.

China Connection and India-US Ties

China Connection and India-US Ties

Rediff.com2 Feb 2021

'India should not be taken by surprise if the Biden administration seeks China's cooperation at some point,' alerts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Biden-Putin tango promises to be riveting

Biden-Putin tango promises to be riveting

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

Both statesmen possess a cultivated pugnacious style which they keep in reserve and can at will bring into play, and despite the mutual distrust in Russian-American relations, they are proponents of detente, quintessentially, who take their mission deadly seriously, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Bumpy diplomatic ride ahead for Biden

Bumpy diplomatic ride ahead for Biden

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

The US is not going to be able to mount a concerted 'Western strategy' against China or Russia in the present international milieu, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Biden ready to reset US-Pak ties

Biden ready to reset US-Pak ties

Rediff.com24 Jan 2021

US-Pakistan relations are poised to touch a qualitatively new level under the Biden administration, notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

On trial is not Trump, but Trumpism

On trial is not Trump, but Trumpism

Rediff.com14 Jan 2021

What is the guarantee that another Trump will not arise and reach out to the American people directly? The fact of the matter is that Trump's support base remains the envy of any American politician, notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

The damage Pompeo is causing to US interests

The damage Pompeo is causing to US interests

Rediff.com12 Jan 2021

BWith a distracted president brooding in the White House, Pompeo seems to think his day has come. He seems to be pushing a personal agenda before a target audience in America, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Boris Johnson has done Modi a favour

Boris Johnson has done Modi a favour

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

'We don't need to hinge India-UK relations on shared hostility toward China,' observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

American Democracy in Shambles

American Democracy in Shambles

Rediff.com9 Jan 2021

Biden is best qualified to address the root cause of the polarisation in American politics before it turns into terminal malignancy, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Has Modi broken away from Trump and Trumpism?

Has Modi broken away from Trump and Trumpism?

Rediff.com7 Jan 2021

It is entirely conceivable that Modi began realising at some point that it will be a liability for India if he is seen as Trump's fellow traveller, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Nepal: How did India lose the plot?

Nepal: How did India lose the plot?

Rediff.com30 Dec 2020

'By treating Nepali politicians as shabby buffoons to be pampered one day and collared another day, India badly exposed itself.' 'A belief got entrenched in the Nepalese mind that we are a dangerous neighbour,' observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Getting out of the hole with China is possible

Getting out of the hole with China is possible

Rediff.com14 Dec 2020

China is in no hurry to disengage at the border and the region and international community is moving on. The spectre of a long haul in Ladakh haunts India, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

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