Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Iran sanctions push casts shadow on Manmohan-Obama meet

Washington has been trying to garner international support for tightening screws on Tehran… 11 April 2010The Hindu Iran sanctions push casts shadow on Manmohan-Obama meetSiddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Apart from … Continue reading

April 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

India upset with Holbrooke view on Kabul attack

U.S. AfPak czar Richard Holbrooke has irritated India with his statement on Wednesday that the terrorist attack in Kabul which claimed seven Indian lives was not targeted on India or … Continue reading

March 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

Afghan message to India: Do not be deterred

Kabul, Delhi to tell U.S that Pakistan cannot have veto on bilateral ties 12 October 2009The Hindu Afghan message to India: Do not be deterred Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Afghanistan … Continue reading

October 12, 2009 · 4 Comments

A harsh reminder of India’s burden and stake in Afghanistan

With the Indian embassy being targeted for the second time despite India playing no role in the war in Afghanistan, it is clear that geopolitics rather than the aspiration of … Continue reading

October 9, 2009 · 3 Comments

U.S. committed to nuclear deal, India told

Manmohan Singh on the the nuclear issue, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan at his post-G20press conference in Pittsburgh … 27 September 2009The Hindu U.S. committed to nuclear deal, India told Siddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

September 27, 2009 · Leave a comment

U.S. sees rising Indian influence in Afghanistan as problem

India is damned if it does (help Afghanistan) and damned if it doesn’t…. 22 September 2009The Hindu U.S. sees rising Indian influence in Afghanistan as problem Siddharth Varadarajan In the … Continue reading

September 22, 2009 · 4 Comments

Hear me in Berlin on AfPak and India @ April 21

On April 21, I will be speaking at a panel on ‘Security in South Asia: India’s role and its importance in solving the Afghanistan-Pakistan-crisis’, organised by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin. If … Continue reading

April 19, 2009 · 7 Comments

From de-hyphenation to dual-hyphenation

Whether valid or not, the Obama administration and the rest of the world see a link between Afghanistan and the India-Pakistan relationship. This is a problem New Delhi must address. … Continue reading

March 30, 2009 · 10 Comments

India is vulnerable in Afghanistan

The brutal murder of an Indian driver by the Taliban is a reminder that India has plenty of hands wielding shovels in Afghanistan but no boots on the ground there. … Continue reading

November 24, 2005 · 1 Comment

Photo Journal: With Manmohan Singh in Kabul

I was in Kabul for a day, as part of the ’embedded’ media accompanying Manmohan Singh on an official visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister since 1976. Here … Continue reading

August 30, 2005 · 2 Comments

Kabul Notebook: When the two ‘crown princes’ met

This may have been the first visit to Afghanistan by an Indian Prime Minister for 29 years but the Indian electronic media seemed more interested in the presence in the … Continue reading

August 30, 2005 · Leave a comment

The road to Afghanistan runs through Pakistan

Kabul: If Pakistan grants India transit rights, cooperation with Afghanistan would increase manifold, says Manmohan Singh 30 August 2005The Hindu `Ties with Afghanistan will improve if Pakistan grants transit rights’ … Continue reading

August 30, 2005 · 1 Comment

Indian-built parliament to be ‘chinar tree of democracy’ in Afghanistan

Kabul: In a brief but moving ceremony which underscored India’s intimate involvement in the rebuilding of Afghanistan, the former King, Zahir Shah, on Monday laid the foundation stone for a … Continue reading

August 30, 2005 · 1 Comment

India, Afghanistan moot gas pipeline project

Kabul: India and Afghanistan have, for the first time ever, formally agreed to look at the proposal to run a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Asked … Continue reading

August 29, 2005 · Leave a comment