Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Look at China with confidence, not anxiety

MINT | From India’s perspective, Xi Jinping needs to ensure the preservation of peace and tranquility along the boundary

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Modi’s 100 days: Biding his time, circling the wagons

AL JAZEERA | Taken together, the Indian prime minister’s first 100 days in office have seen both fair portents and dark omens.

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Calibrating India’s terms for engagement with Japan

BUSINESS STANDARD | Sticking points in the India-Japan nuclear deal and how Tokyo can fix them

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Indo-Pak talks mystery, and a possible happy ending

THE TIMES OF INDIA | For years, Pakistan opposed moving ahead on other issues citing the Kashmir dispute. Is India now doing the same?

August 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

The futility of not talking to Pakistan

MINT | Just how misplaced this strategy is can be seen from the number of times India resolved not to talk to Pakistan because it was unhappy with Islamabad, only to back off with its primary goals unmet.

August 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

PM Modi’s Pakistan Outreach Ends in Predictable Whimper

NDTV | The Modi government has strengthened the hands of Pakistan’s military and the political ecosystem it supports, and also set a bar for future dialogue that is too high

August 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why John Kerry’s Great Expectations Won’t Be Met By India

NDTV | The US knows its ‘strategic partnership’ with India has lost both direction and momentum in recent years and getting it back on track will not be easy.

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

India And Pakistan Must Seize The Moment

NDTV | While the atmospherics are positive, previous attempts at peacemaking have floundered because of a mismatch in the political capacity of the governments in power in the two countries.

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Modi and the World

Narendra Modi’s foreign policy will be defined by how he handles four challenges facing India in a changing region and world

May 22, 2014 · 6 Comments

Dateline Dar: Tanzania, India find ‘South-South’ ties in good health

Tanzania was the second stop in Manmohan Singh’s first proper visit to Africa in seven years. My diary of a brief but memorable visit … 28 May 2011The Hindu DAR … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Dateline Addis: Manmohan invokes flour, power in pitch to Ethiopia

Clearly one up on India in terms of the facilities for simultaneous translation it provides to MPs; Ethiopia has over 80 languages. My diary from Addis Ababa … 27 May … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · 1 Comment

In Manmohan’s visit, a new emphasis on Africa

Six-day visit to Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam sets the stage for a big diplomatic push into the continent … 23 May 2011The Hindu In Manmohan’s visit, a new … Continue reading

May 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

India’s stake in Africa’s future

More than any other region, it is Africa that has to be a strategic priority for India. What we must offer is a partnership no other power is willing or … Continue reading

May 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

How India blinked on U.S. inspections of PM’s jet

Wary of political fallout, New Delhi asked Washington to stay quiet on the fact that it had shifted the goalposts of the sale agreement 24 March 2011The Hindu How India … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · Leave a comment