Ambassador T P SREENIVASAN

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An Ambassador and A Gentleman

An Ambassador and A Gentleman

Rediff.com3 days ago

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.

Farewell, India Abroad

Farewell, India Abroad

Rediff.com31 Mar 2020

Ambassador T P Sreenivasan salutes India Abroad, the leading Indian-American newspaper for half a century, which ceased publication on March 30.

India-US Roller Coaster Reaches New High

India-US Roller Coaster Reaches New High

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

'Many said his visit was very risky. But mercifully, Air Force One has taken off from Delhi without Mr Trump stepping on anybody's toes,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Trump on the campaign trail in India

Trump on the campaign trail in India

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

'Another rejection of mediation between India and Pakistan will leave Mr Trump disappointed.' 'In that case, he is likely to point out the war-like situation on the border and press for direct talks which have been stalled on account of continuing terrorism from Pakistan,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Modi's many foreign policy challenges

Modi's many foreign policy challenges

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

'Modi's initial forays into foreign policy had the flavour of Aswamedha Yagas launched by ancient kings to conquer the world.' 'He overcame the hesitations of history and explored unconventional ways to win friends and influence people.' A fascinating excerpt from Ambassador T P Sreenivasan's new book, Modiplomacy -- Through a Shakespearean Prism.

After Houston, the road ahead

After Houston, the road ahead

Rediff.com23 Sep 2019

'The challenge before the two countries is to turn the peak into a plateau and enter an irreversible phase of cooperation,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Two Faces of Bangladesh

Two Faces of Bangladesh

Rediff.com20 Sep 2019

With Sheikh Hasina as Bangladesh prime minister, all is well with the world of India-Bangladesh relations, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Trump's Terminological Inexactitude on Kashmir

Trump's Terminological Inexactitude on Kashmir

Rediff.com23 Jul 2019

'Whether it was a habitual expression of post truth or an open offer to India and Pakistan, even Imran Khan could not have believed it,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Modi-Trump meeting: Calling a Spade a Spade

Modi-Trump meeting: Calling a Spade a Spade

Rediff.com28 Jun 2019

'The change of vocabulary in the India-US conversation was significant and refreshing.' 'It matched the styles of Trump and Modi.' 'The differences were not papered over, but there was determination to resolve them in the days ahead,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Farewell, Conscience Keeper

Farewell, Conscience Keeper

Rediff.com13 Apr 2019

Ambassador T P Sreenivasan remembers Daniel Babu Paul, a most unusual civil servant who passed into the ages on Friday.

Pak attacks: Imran can't escape responsibility

Pak attacks: Imran can't escape responsibility

Rediff.com7 Mar 2019

'Imran cannot escape responsibility for providing a mask to the Pakistan army to engage in unlawful activities and to wage aggression after India retaliated to the terrorist attack,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

2+2: COMCASA saves the day!

2+2: COMCASA saves the day!

Rediff.com10 Sep 2018

'India appears to have stood its ground on strategic autonomy by resisting US pressure on Russia, China and Iran, but succumbed to the temptation to walk into a tighter embrace in defence cooperation, a high priority of the Trump administration,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Kofi Annan: The 'teflon' UN secretary-general

Kofi Annan: The 'teflon' UN secretary-general

Rediff.com21 Aug 2018

'Kofi Annan will be remembered more for his Nobel Prize and related glory rather than Rwanda and Volcker,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan with whom he worked in the UN.

New UN chief has an Indian connection

New UN chief has an Indian connection

Rediff.com7 Oct 2016

'Antonio Guterres takes over as the UN secretary-general with tremendous goodwill as the process of his election was without the usual horse trading and compromises.' 'We have every reason to believe that he will be sensitive to Indian positions,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.