All stories by Ambassador T P SREENIVASAN
'Today it's Canada, it could be something else tomorrow'Rediff.com21 Sep 2023
'You know the kind of force involved in all of this. They are not good for the country where all of this will happen.'
G20 Summit: Dream Come True For IndiaRediff.com11 Sep 2023
India's dream to be in the forefront of international politics has come true. India has placed itself firmly as a major player in the shaping of a new world order, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
India-US Bonhomie: The China ThreatRediff.com30 Jun 2023
The change of heart in the US and India was propelled by the increased threat of China to both countries, explains Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
India's Value For The US Goes Beyond Its Capacity To Wage WarRediff.com9 May 2023
The Indian position on the Russia-Ukraine war and the unconditional treaty between China and Russia appear to have caused some ripples in India-US relations and led to a reappraisal of India's usefulness to the US in the eventuality of a conflict with China, notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Changing Horizons Of The Middle EastRediff.com3 May 2023
With developments like the Russia-China alliance and the rise of China in the Middle East, India's role has diminished though the India-Israel-US-UAE grouping may assume some importance in the future, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Pervez Musharraf: Leopard Never Changed Its SpotsRediff.com10 Feb 2023
To consider Pervez Musharraf a real force for peace is an absurdity, declares Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
A Serendipitous Civil Service CareerRediff.com22 Dec 2022
Every twist and turn in KMC's civil service career is attributed to serendipity, an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. He plays down his capabilities, which took him to the top of the civil service as the Cabinet Secretary or his misfortune in losing a daughter in her prime and suggests that his career was indeed serendipitous, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
COP27 Does Little On Climate ChangeRediff.com26 Nov 2022
The overwhelming feeling at the end of COP 27 was that despite decades of meetings and landmark accords, like the Paris Agreement, the world was still not doing enough to slow the climate crisis, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Don't Expect Favours From RishiRediff.com27 Oct 2022
Some believe that, as prime minister, Sunak will be particularly friendly to India and that he would return the Kohinoor and do similar gestures to his motherland. Such wishful thinking is not likely to materialise as he will act in the best interests of the UK and will not even appear to favour India, argues Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Can Rishi Beat Race To Become PM?Rediff.com30 Jul 2022
Will Empire strike back to prevent a game changing election result, asks T P Sreenivasan.
Can Jaishankar Be Another Kissinger?Rediff.com4 May 2022
Someone suggested Jaishankar was a potential Kissinger who could try and resolve the Russia-Ukraine imbroglio through his intellectual and diplomatic strengths. But calling the spade a spade on issues like imperialism, colonialism and exploitation, he would have raised many eyebrows in the West at a time when the fractures and wounds needed to be treated and healed, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
US introduces Russia benchmarks into India relationsRediff.com12 Apr 2022
The pressure on India to take a hostile attitude towards Russia and China was not subtle, but it was guarded, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan after Monday's 2+2 ministerial meeting in Washington, DC.
India's Tightrope Walk Over UkraineRediff.com27 Feb 2022
Now, as before, India's vote at the UN was dictated by paramount national interests. Though the Indian vote was 'neutral', its explanation was explicit in its criticism of the Russian actions. India took back with the left hand what it had given with the right, explains Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Biden's Democracy Summit Fails To ImpressRediff.com13 Dec 2021
The Summit for Democracy seems to have done more harm than good, notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
For Now, US and China Settle for Cold PeaceRediff.com17 Nov 2021
A genuine attempt was made to reset relations in a positive way, signalling a stepping back from the brink of conflict, much to the relief of the world, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
B S Prakash: 'A good man left us well before time'Rediff.com5 Oct 2021
'Those who worked with him or came to know him rated him as one of our best, with a sharp intellect, unfailing courtesy and ready wit.' Ambassador T P Sreenivasan fondly remembers Ambassador B S Prakash, wonderful human being, unusual diplomat and long-time Rediff.com columnist, who passed away into the ages on Monday, October 4, 2021.
China Focus of Modi-Biden, Quad SummitsRediff.com25 Sep 2021
The bilateral and Quad summits, in which Prime Minister Modi played a significant role, has sent the right message to China, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Will India recognise a Taliban govt?Rediff.com30 Aug 2021
'We have been bold and innovative on recognition in the past and we do not need to rush,' advises Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Does Biden trust India?Rediff.com29 Jul 2021
The Blinken visit indicated that the Biden administration is still somewhat tentative about the specifics of its relations with India, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, who has served multiple stints at India's embassy in Washington, DC.
Decoding the Kamala Harris PhenomenonRediff.com20 Jul 2021
Kamala succeeded as she identified herself with the larger minority groups rather than narrow ethnicity, prodded by her mother who did not want to return to India, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, who has done multiple stints in India's embassy in Washington, DC.