Srinath Raghavan


Srinath Raghavan

A yen for Japan

The prime minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Japan later this month will mark an important step forward in our engagement with East Asia.

AFSPA is not worth it

The crisis in Kashmir has yet again turned the spotlight on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Overreacting to China

China seems to have a knack for generating a periodic hubbub in our public discourse.

Nuking own interests

Recent developments on two fronts — one external and the other internal — underscore the need to think carefully about our relationship with the United States. On the external side, there has been a flurry of developments relating to Afghanistan. For a start, there is increased Pakistani activism to promote a settlement in Afghanistan by

Friends since ’71

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s recent visit to Dhaka has given much needed impetus to our relationship with Bangladesh.

Delhi, hold your peace

“War is like love”, wrote the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, “it always finds a way”. Peace, unfortunately, doesn’t seem to work like that.

Man vs Armyman

The sacking of General Stanley McChrystal comes at a crucial juncture in the war in Afghanistan.

Discomforting deal

The Indian government is understandably perturbed at the prospect of a nuclear deal between Pakistan and China.

External priorities

A year into its second term in office, the United Progressive Alliance’s record on foreign policies and strategic issues has been decidedly mixed.

The ’71 execution

Recent revelations about the destruction of the Indian Army’s records pertaining to the 1971 war are deeply disconcerting.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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