India needs to consider whether the Donald Trump administration can actually deliver, says former foreign secretary Shyam Saran. It has been nearly two months since Donald Trump became the president of the United States. There has been rising anxiety among allies, friends and adversaries, too, about what may be in store over the next several years of this administration, given the uncertainty and unpredictability which has so far marked its early days. The US, even if it is in relative ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as UP CM, the revival of the Ram temple movement, the elevation of a ban on cow slaughter as a national priority, and the targeting of any social behaviour deemed contrary to a set of narrowly prescribed Indian values point to a social regression that contradicts the inclusive and forward-looking impulse that underlies Modi's vision of a modern India.' Shyam Saran on point. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'Given Chinese sensitivity to anything to do with Tibet -- and the fact that in the 1950s it was the Tibet issue which led to the deterioration of India-China relations and the border war in 1962 -- India should be particularly careful in not triggering a Chinese reaction which it may not be able to handle,' says former foreign secretary Shyam Saran. India-China relations appear to be sliding towards sharper confrontation as each country reacts to moves by the other, moves which are perceived ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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