Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Why MoD should release video of the Pakistan boat exploding

Daily O | What the defence ministry forgot was that their initial press release had itself spoken of an explosion that the men on board had set off

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

China or US? India must have a master strategy in this poker game

HINDUSTAN TIMES | Modi is taking India into a situation where a non-zero sum outcome in its relations with the United States and China will be increasingly unlikely.

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Modi’s Trust was Won by Jaishankar

NDTV | The man Modi has just brought in as Foreign Secretary will be the most powerful diplomat the Ministry of External Affairs has seen in decades

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Questions Modi and Obama Should Have Been Asked

NDTV | Reporters attend a press conference to get news, not to massage the ego of national leaders or let them waffle. So what could they have asked Modi or Obama?

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Obama and Modi Have Taken Big Steps. What Next?

NDTV | The real action is in two documents of strategic significance, the ‘US-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region’ & the ’10-year Framework for the US-India Defence Relationship’

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Obama Is Going to India

HUFFINGTON POST | Expect a big push on nuclear commerce and a joint US-India enterprise towards China

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Year Of Living Aspirationally

OUTLOOK | Despite the upbeat feeling, things are seeming to stall. Modi’s one-man show and the mischief of saffron outfits are his biggest weakness.

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fall of a Strongman

TIMES OF INDIA | Lessons from Sri Lanka on the limits of centralised power

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Friendship With Russia Comforts, Even if it Doesn’t Electrify

NDTV | India and Russia will continue to provide political comfort to one another on major global issues but is there scope for genuine excitement in the economic sphere?

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Welcome U-Turn by Modi on Bangladesh

NDTV | While in opposition, the BJP has attacked Manmohan Singh for agreeing to land swaps with Bangladesh. But as PM, Modi has recognised the deal is a win-win

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

For Obama Meeting, Where’s Modi’s Strategic Agenda?

NDTV | Nowhere has the PM spelled out a vision for where India would like to move its relationship with the United States over the next five years.

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Modi is unlikely to set the Potomac on fire

QUARTZ | The NRI event in New York is important for Modi because it will allow the marketing of his visit to the U.S. as a triumph even if there is no major diplomatic takeaway

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Will Modi-Xi Succeed in Doing What Their Predecessors Couldn’t?

NDTV | They may well have a five-year window but political time does have a way of flying faster than a normal calendar.

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Debate: How far can India and China go?

NDTV HINDI | Ravish is one of the best anchors in the business. I took part in his show on the eve of Xi Jinping’s visit and was impressed with the ground he covered.

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment