Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Dateline Yekaterinburg: Manmohan, Zardari set to break the ice as SCO, BRIC meet

Manmohan Singh has arrived in Yekaterinburg (nee Sverdlovsk) for three days of hectic diplomacy centred around the Brazil, Russia, India, China summit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. But those interactions … Continue reading

June 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

China is upping the ante on Arunachal Pradesh

The Global Times, a sister publication of China’s Peoples’ Daily, has just published an editorial attacking India for planning to beef up its military strength in Arunachal Pradesh… Beijing is … Continue reading

June 12, 2009 · 23 Comments

Chinese analysis on ‘aims behind on U.S.-India nuclear deal’

In a nutshell, Zhang Quanyi, an associate professor at Zhejiang Wanli University in Ningbo, argues: Geopolitical analysts see this deal as a U.S. move to balance the rise of Chinese … Continue reading

October 11, 2008 · 3 Comments

Why China did what it did at NSG

A blow by blow account of what happened with the Chinese at the NSG meeting on India… 11 September Why China did what it did at NSGSiddharth VaradarajanDisputing official … Continue reading

September 11, 2008 · Leave a comment

China ‘overestimated’ the strength of India’s critics at NSG

‘Procedural procrastination’ was Chinese strategy to delay India waiver, NSG diplomats say … China ‘overestimated’ the strength of India’s critics at NSG ‘Procedural procrastination’ was Chinese strategy to delay India … Continue reading

September 10, 2008 · 26 Comments

People’s Daily commentary on the Indian nuclear deal

In diplomacy, timing is everything. One day after the U.S. circulated a new draft proposal to grant India a waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s export rules, China’s authoritative People’s … Continue reading

September 2, 2008 · 3 Comments

Conversation with a Professor of Philosophy, Lhasa (via Amit Sengupta of Hard News)

The latest issue of Hard News has some excellent coverage of the pre-Olympics situation in China and Tibet. Amit Sengupta was part of a delegation of Indian and Italian reporters … Continue reading

August 6, 2008 · Leave a comment

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

The challenge of Asian security architecture

If the ‘Asianists’ in both New Delhi and Beijing prevail, a stable `win-win’ environment can be established in the region. Erected on the building blocks of the East Asia summit … Continue reading

December 1, 2006 · 3 Comments

New Delhi, Beijing talk nuclear for the first time

China may finally be open to backing India-United States deal on civil nuclear energy. 22 November 2006The Hindu NEWS ANALYSIS New Delhi, Beijing talk nuclear for the first time Siddharth … Continue reading

November 22, 2006 · 2 Comments

New economic policy meets old paranoia

From ports to telecoms, Chinese FDI in India is hitting “national security” barrier. 28 September 2006The Hindu Chinese FDI hitting `national security’ barrier Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: The numbers involved … Continue reading

September 28, 2006 · 2 Comments

The Asian axis of oil

The new Sino-Indian partnership in oil and gas could serve as the foundation for an Asian Energy Union and much more. 24 January 2006The Hindu India, China and the Asian … Continue reading

January 24, 2006 · 5 Comments

Dateline Beijing: India and China have taken a major step forward on the energy front

If implemented, the agreement on joint bidding for energy assets in third countries will further reduce the dominance of the United States and Western majors in the oil and gas … Continue reading

January 13, 2006 · Leave a comment

Fuel enough for dragon and elephant

Date:14/04/2005 Opinion – Leader Page Articles Fuel enough for dragon and elephant Siddharth Varadarajan India and China can be partners, not rivals, in the quest for energy security. A … Continue reading

April 14, 2005 · Leave a comment