Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

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Modi Breaks Fresh Ground In Foreign Policy

Modi Breaks Fresh Ground In Foreign Policy

Rediff.com23 Mar 2022

'The big power struggle in faraway Europe erupted at a most critical juncture when India has been increasingly sceptical about American policies and statesmanship,' argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Modi should not enter turf that angels fear to tread

Modi should not enter turf that angels fear to tread

Rediff.com27 Feb 2022

'Frankly, India has no role to play.' 'This is a showdown between the US and NATO on one hand and Russia on the other.' 'That said, the outcome of this titanic struggle in Central Europe will remould the world order and affect India profoundly,' argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Why Did The Pope Visit The Russian Embassy?

Why Did The Pope Visit The Russian Embassy?

Rediff.com26 Feb 2022

It stands to reason that at the meeting on Friday, Pope Francis conveyed to the Kremlin, some message in regard of the developments in Ukraine. The long duration of the meeting in the Russian embassy flags that it was substantive. Indeed, it took place even as the first Russian tank column was sighted on the outskirts of Kyiv, notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Putin Offers Ukraine an Olive Branch

Putin Offers Ukraine an Olive Branch

Rediff.com25 Feb 2022

Russia's main gain will be that in geopolitical terms, Ukraine regains its sovereignty and ceases to be a de facto American colony, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Putin anticipates a new regime in Kyiv

Putin anticipates a new regime in Kyiv

Rediff.com24 Feb 2022

Putin is looking beyond the current regime in Kyiv. Of course, if the Western military assistance to Kyiv continues in any form, Washington knows that Russia will regard it as a hostile act and there will be severe consequences, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Ukraine Crisis: India On A Safe Wicket

Ukraine Crisis: India On A Safe Wicket

Rediff.com22 Feb 2022

American analysts and their camp followers in India are talking absolute rubbish when they try to establish that India is facing a Hobson's choice in regard of Donbass, called upon to take sides between Russia and the West, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

What the Putin-XI Nexus Means for US

What the Putin-XI Nexus Means for US

Rediff.com7 Feb 2022

Russia and China have a broad consensus today on almost all core issues related to global strategic stability, which is unprecedented in modern history, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

US Wants To Be Friends With Taliban?

US Wants To Be Friends With Taliban?

Rediff.com4 Feb 2022

Regional States will be worried that the US's nascent engagement with the Taliban behind the fig leaf of humanitarian aid enables the return of US intelligence personnel to Afghanistan, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Ukraine Crisis: What's China's Game?

Ukraine Crisis: What's China's Game?

Rediff.com3 Feb 2022

China is going to be an indispensable partner in Russia's ongoing crisis with the US, while on its part, China cannot remain indifferent if Russia gets crushed by the US, lest it loses 'strategic depth', observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

What is Biden trying to tell Modi?

What is Biden trying to tell Modi?

Rediff.com31 Jan 2022

The Modi government has been put on notice.'Will it buckle under such pressure? These are times when the moral fibre of the leadership makes all the difference, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Is The Taliban Breaking Away From Pakistan?

Is The Taliban Breaking Away From Pakistan?

Rediff.com18 Jan 2022

The Taliban's main challenge comes on the financial and economic front and there Pakistan doesn't have the capacity to be of any meaningful help, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Ladakh Standoff: Return To Status Quo Unlikely, But...

Ladakh Standoff: Return To Status Quo Unlikely, But...

Rediff.com17 Jan 2022

Through the past 18-month period, peace has prevailed in the disputed border regions, which was immensely helpful in the difficult situation that the country was passing through, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Why Is The Taliban Angry With Pakistan?

Why Is The Taliban Angry With Pakistan?

Rediff.com4 Jan 2022

The Taliban is showing its strong discontent as the high hopes given to it by the Pakistani military have been dashed, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Does US Want India-China Ties Boiling?

Does US Want India-China Ties Boiling?

Rediff.com27 Dec 2021

Washington is signalling to Delhi that it can rely on American support in any great game vis-a-vis China. Delhi shouldn't fall into the trap, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

India, Pakistan, Taliban On Same Page?

India, Pakistan, Taliban On Same Page?

Rediff.com30 Nov 2021

Delhi has come to accept the Taliban takeover in Kabul as a reality and seems increasingly unsure of its dogmatic view of the Taliban as a mere proxy of the Pakistani military and security establishment, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Why India was made the Fall Guy at COP26

Why India was made the Fall Guy at COP26

Rediff.com17 Nov 2021

The game plan is to pressure India and China to come back and commit to further emissions cuts by next year's UN meeting. Neither China nor India has 2030 targets anywhere near in line with a 1.5 degree centigrade pathway, and so will be on the target list of nations under pressure to return next year with more ambition, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Biden Checkmates China in Kabul

Biden Checkmates China in Kabul

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

Beijing's growing assertiveness as kingmaker in Kabul has suffered a setback with Washington quietly moving in, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Afghan Meet: India's Time To Play A Role

Afghan Meet: India's Time To Play A Role

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

The alacrity with which regional States responded to Delhi's invite signals that expectations are high regarding an Indian role in the efforts to stabilise the situation in Afghanistan, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

India Tries To Find A New Route in Kabul

India Tries To Find A New Route in Kabul

Rediff.com4 Nov 2021

The terrible beauty of Doval's initiative is that it is all about a new journey rather than about a set compass pointing toward a pre-determined destination, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Bhutan-China Treaty: Setback For India

Bhutan-China Treaty: Setback For India

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Thimpu apparently didn't think it necessary to take Delhi into confidence. Bhutan is loathe to getting dragged into the geopolitical rivalry between India and China. And for Beijing, this was too good an opportunity to be missed to thumb its nose at the powers-that-be in Delhi, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

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