Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Eastern promise, western fears

Indians may be suspicious of China and the Chinese of India. But it is the West which does not want to accept the strategic consequences of a rising Asia… 25 … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · 6 Comments

India and Obama: Trading one hyphenation for another

India may no longer be bracketed with Pakistan in American thinking but its hyphenation with China does not augur well for the relationship or the region… 12 November 2010The Hindu … Continue reading

November 12, 2010 · 2 Comments

Dateline Hua Hin: No Asia without us, India reminds Asean, Japan

In back to back meetings with Hatoyama and the Asean X, Manmohan stresses one big point… 25 October 2009The Hindu No Asia without us, India reminds Asean, Japan Siddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

October 25, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dateline Hua Hin: India looks east amidst changing Asian equations

Manmohan Singh in Thailand for Asean, East Asia Summits … 24 October 2009The Hindu India looks east amidst changing Asian equations Siddharth Varadarajan Hua Hin, Thailand: As a renewed debate … Continue reading

October 24, 2009 · Leave a comment

Dateline Beijing: Manmohan blames it on ‘casino’ capitalism, regulatory failure

The Prime Minister finally said what he should have been saying two years ago … 25 October 2008The Hindu Manmohan blames it on ‘casino’ capitalism, regulatory failure Siddharth Varadarajan Beijing: … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dateline Beijing: Manmohan Singh attacks speculators, warns of impact on real economy

Of course, critics of the Prime Minister are likely to ask why these sage words were not remembered when booming stock markets in India and the world created the impression … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 6 Comments

Dateline Beijing: Financial crisis to dominate Asia-Europe summit

Everyone agrees on the need for discussions, but solutions remain elusive … 24 October 2008The Hindu Financial crisis to dominate Asia-Europe summitSiddharth Varadarajan Beijing: With the omens of a global … Continue reading

October 24, 2008 · Leave a comment

Dateline Tokyo: India, Japan say new security ties not directed against China

but Joint declaration creates framework for closer political, military interaction in Asia… 23 October 2008The Hindu India, Japan say new security ties not directed against China Siddharth Varadarajan Tokyo: On … Continue reading

October 23, 2008 · Leave a comment

Between the Nimitz and the deep blue sea

In exchange for ‘help’ in becoming a ‘world power’, India is being called upon to do all it can to ensure the 21st century becomes the century of America in … Continue reading

July 5, 2007 · 7 Comments

Four-power meeting drew Chinese démarche

Last month, India held a quiet meeting with Japan, Australia and the United States to discuss security issues. Each member of this new ‘four power’ initiative denies the aim is … Continue reading

June 14, 2007 · 18 Comments

Asian interests and the myth of ‘balance’

The East Asian Summit process, the proposed Asian energy grid, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation are three pillars of the emerging strategic architecture in Asia. There is no need for … Continue reading

December 13, 2005 · 10 Comments

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

What’s wrong with an Indo-U.S. alliance?…. Transcript of an interview to ABC TV

Broadcast date: 17 August 2005ABC TV (Australia) ABC TV Asia-Pacific interviewed a colleague from the Hindustan Times and I on the emerging India-U.S. relationship for an episode of one of … Continue reading

August 17, 2005 · 1 Comment

America, India and the outsourcing of imperial overreach

13 July 2005The Hindu America, India and the outsourcing of imperial overreach In offering to make India a ‘major world power’, Washington wants a ‘low cost ally’ whose support in … Continue reading

July 13, 2005 · 10 Comments