Dr Rahul Mishra

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4 reasons why India said no to RCEP

4 reasons why India said no to RCEP

Rediff.com11 Nov 2019

'It seems a wiser decision to pull out at the right moment than regret after joining the pact,' explains Dr Rahul Mishra.

Why the South Korean president came calling

Why the South Korean president came calling

Rediff.com12 Jul 2018

Moon Jae-in's visit will play a crucial role in exploring complementarities between India's Act East policy and South Korea's New Southern policy, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

Placing ASEAN at the centre, India acts east

Placing ASEAN at the centre, India acts east

Rediff.com3 Feb 2018

By hosting the 10 ASEAN leaders on Republic Day, India amply demonstrated that ASEAN is a central pillar of its Act East policy. But is India 'central' for ASEAN, asks Dr Rahul Mishra.

Modi in Myanmar: Rediscovering a neighbour

Modi in Myanmar: Rediscovering a neighbour

Rediff.com5 Sep 2017

With PM Modi's visit, the time has come for a relook at India-Myanmar ties, and elevate the relationship to higher levels, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

Australia matters to India more than ever

Australia matters to India more than ever

Rediff.com11 Apr 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first State visit to India is an indication of the success of India's Act East Policy, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

Decoding Malaysian PM's 6-day visit to India

Decoding Malaysian PM's 6-day visit to India

Rediff.com3 Apr 2017

Considering the common linkages, high-level trust, complementarities, and convergent interests between the two nations, Malaysia has the potential to become India's key partner in Southeast Asia, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

5 reasons why Jokowi's visit is important

5 reasons why Jokowi's visit is important

Rediff.com10 Dec 2016

It is often said that the India-Indonesia relationship is overshadowed by mutual neglect.

Five reasons why Indonesia's Widodo's visit is important

Five reasons why Indonesia's Widodo's visit is important

Rediff.com10 Dec 2016

Despite regular meetings between the two sides, it is often said that India-Indonesia relationship is overshadowed by an element of mutual neglect. Jokowi's visit has the potential to rejuvenate what is otherwise called as one of the most underrated relations, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

Why Papua New Guinea is critical to India's 'Act East' policy

Why Papua New Guinea is critical to India's 'Act East' policy

Rediff.com10 May 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee's recent visit to the Pacific Island nation is path-breaking, but much more needs to be done, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

Why Hamid Ansari is visiting tiny Brunei

Why Hamid Ansari is visiting tiny Brunei

Rediff.com3 Feb 2016

As India strives to make its Act East Policy a comprehensive politico-diplomatic and economic success, Brunei gains more salience, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

Modi in Singapore: Bolstering a pivotal relationship

Modi in Singapore: Bolstering a pivotal relationship

Rediff.com23 Nov 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is an attempt to move the Indo-Singapore relationship to the 'next level'. Singapore has been one of the top investors in India. India-Singapore bilateral trade has already crossed the $15 billion mark. As per the official records, Singapore has emerged as the second largest source of Foreign Direct Investment in India, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

APEC's Manila summit: Why India should care

APEC's Manila summit: Why India should care

Rediff.com20 Nov 2015

The 'Missing link in India's Act East Policy', as India's former foreign secretary Shyam Saran calls it, needs to be filled sooner rather than later, says Dr Rahul Mishra.

Major defence deals on PM's agenda in South Korea

Major defence deals on PM's agenda in South Korea

Rediff.com18 May 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to South Korea is considered essential in strengthening defence ties, enhancing economic cooperation and forging cultural ties between the two countries, says Dr Rahul Mishra

What China MUST do to get India on Silk Route

What China MUST do to get India on Silk Route

Rediff.com17 Sep 2014

China's desire to have India as part of its ambitious Maritime Silk Route makes strategic sense for both nations. However, it would involve substantive assurances from Beijing, says Dr Rahul Mishra