On Tuesday, Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar revealed the real reason for the Modi government calling off the talks with Pakistan. Today, Ambassador T P Sreenivasan says, 'India had nothing to gain by the talks except for some brownie points from the US for being reasonable. Pakistan desperately needed the talks to get arms and money from the Americans.' India has an established position that the peace process with Pakistan shall remain suspended till the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks are ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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India-specific Afghan policy in the works; China wants New Delhi to play an active role, post NATO pull-out
The country is, for the first time, putting in place an India-centric Afghanistan policy. The Modi government has entrusted National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval with the task of drawing up a strategic and security policy to deal with emerging ...DNA India, 1 day ago
'A P Venkateswaran left an indelible impression on Indian diplomacy and made an incredible number of friends, who kept remembering him more than other Indian diplomats who served at those posts.' Ambassador T P Sreenivasan salutes a legend of the Indian Foreign Service who passed into the ages. Image: A P Venkateswaran, right, then India's secretary in the ministry of external affairs, at a discussion on international terrorism with then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in New Delhi, July 19, 1985.Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Secretiveness and the element of surprise in announcing decisions marks the Modi style of diplomacy. From being a voluble politician, he became a reticent statesman... But the diplomatic dance is performed on thin ice and his adroitness is still to be proved, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. A mixed bag of triumphs and trials in foreign policy marked the first hundred days of the Modi government. The list includes an unprecedented invitation to SAARC leaders and the prime minister of Mauritius ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Should candidates for particular positions in the government be permitted to agitate for changing the recruitment process itself? The candidates have to meet the requirements of the jobs rather than ask for their own standards to be accepted as the requirement of the jobs. Those who cannot meet those criteria should seek other jobs that match their skills, says T P Sreenivasan. The announcement by the central government that the “compulsory English language comprehension passages will ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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