Ambassador T P SREENIVASAN

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Biden's 'mild shock' to Modi

Biden's 'mild shock' to Modi

Rediff.com29 Apr 2021

The trust some people in India had that the Biden-Harris administration would be friendly to India has been eroded already, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

India-Pakistan: A New Beginning?

India-Pakistan: A New Beginning?

Rediff.com14 Apr 2021

'No prime minister of India is averse to normalise relations with Pakistan, if it is possible to do so without altering our fundamental position on Jammu and Kashmir,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Silent guns on LoC raise hopes of peace

Silent guns on LoC raise hopes of peace

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

An agreement between India and Pakistan, however tenuous, has its own meaning and impact. We have not heard the last word about the ceasefire agreement, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Where does India stand in Biden's America?

Where does India stand in Biden's America?

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

The reduction of tension on the Chinese border may have reduced the urgency of a Biden-Modi meeting, but the sooner Modi starts a bromance with Biden the better as he had done with Obama and Trump, suggests Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Diplomatic Battles on Capitol Hill

Diplomatic Battles on Capitol Hill

Rediff.com28 Jan 2021

Lobbying on the Hill is time consuming and cumbersome, but very effective to influence US government policies, asserts Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, deputy chief of mission at the Indian embassy in Washington, DC after the 1998 nuclear tests and during the Kargil War.

US Plays the Tibet Card

US Plays the Tibet Card

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

China is acutely conscious of the need for the next Dalai Lama to be under its control. It was for this reason that China recently stressed their claim on Arunachal Pradesh. There were rumours that the next Dalai Lama may be found in Tawang. If that happens, India-China relations will become tense and there may be demands for the child to be handed over to the Chinese, points out Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

How will Biden deal with Iran?

How will Biden deal with Iran?

Rediff.com3 Dec 2020

The reversal of Trump's policy with regard to Iran, like the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, may not be a matter of just turning the clock back, but one of patient negotiations, with uncertain consequences in the post-COVID-19 world, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Why Obama is critical of India in his book

Why Obama is critical of India in his book

Rediff.com20 Nov 2020

He had come in search of jobs in America to rescue his presidency and India failed him in more ways than one, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Modi will have a good relationship with Biden

Modi will have a good relationship with Biden

Rediff.com8 Nov 2020

'The credit for managing Trump should go to Modi.' 'Biden is a predictable and rational person with plenty of administrative experience,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

KRN's life was a saga of surprises

KRN's life was a saga of surprises

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

'KRN's journey from a humble cottage in Uzhavoor to Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi was no less spectacular than that of Abraham Lincoln from the log cabin to the White House'.

Why was the army chief in Myanmar?

Why was the army chief in Myanmar?

Rediff.com13 Oct 2020

'The real significance of the visit lies in the extent of the receptivity in Myanmar of the account of Chinese perfidy given by India's military and civilian top brass and how they assess the danger to themselves of dancing with the dragon,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

An Ambassador and A Gentleman

An Ambassador and A Gentleman

Rediff.com25 Sep 2020

The description of his career by Ambassador Nazareth in his elegant language, judicious choice of details, without ego or malice to anyone, shows that it had its ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies and lucky and unlucky accidents. Ambassador T P Sreenivasan reviews A Ringside Seat to History.

Two titans of diplomacy leave a rich legacy

Two titans of diplomacy leave a rich legacy

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

Ambassador Natarajan Krishnan and Ambassador Shankar Bajpai helped shape Indian foreign policy at a glorious, but difficult, time in history, recalls Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Turning back from the brink of war

Turning back from the brink of war

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

The effort made to define the larger picture by focussing on history and the wish not turn differences into disputes and conflicts is welcome. In the obtaining circumstances today, nothing more could have been possible, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Kamala Harris: Lessons on Democracy on Besant Nagar Beach

Kamala Harris: Lessons on Democracy on Besant Nagar Beach

Rediff.com18 Aug 2020

Whatever be Kamala Harris's preference for her identity, many Indians in the US will rally around her as she is the first person with Indian blood in her veins to get close to the White House, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Needed urgently: A strategy for the Chinese menace

Needed urgently: A strategy for the Chinese menace

Rediff.com22 Jun 2020

If the Ladakh episode has ended, this is the time to find the truth about all the aspects of it and inform the nation and the world, the time is here and now, advises Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

COVID-19 and Masked Mankind

COVID-19 and Masked Mankind

Rediff.com14 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has accomplished what the UN failed to do in the last 75 years by making mankind rally around a mask of unity, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

An Indian-American legend says goodbye

An Indian-American legend says goodbye

Rediff.com1 Jun 2020

Ambassador T P Sreenivasan bids adieu to an unusual human being who passed away into ages on Saturday.

An earnest and upright diplomat to battle for UN reform

An earnest and upright diplomat to battle for UN reform

Rediff.com1 May 2020

At a critical time in the history of the United Nations, when the global order itself may be reshaped, following a devastating pandemic, India has chosen an experienced, charming and upright diplomat to lead the Indian delegation to the UN in New York.

UN: Disgraceful Dereliction of Duty

UN: Disgraceful Dereliction of Duty

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

'Instead of fighting over whatever will be left of the present world, the permanent members of the UN security council should have raised a little finger to arrest the death and devastation around us,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

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