Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

India-Pakistan talks: Two years and still counting

Further delays in the resumption of dialogue with Pakistan will not make it easier to get satisfaction on the terror front…. 5 February 2011The Hindu Two years and still counting … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · 4 Comments

K. Subrahmanyam, strategic thinker par excellence, 1929-2011

Much more than a mere advocate of Indian nuclearisation, K. Subrahmanyam was instrumental in shaping the country’s foreign and security policies in the post-Cold War world… 3 February 2010The Hindu … Continue reading

February 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

Singed by WikiLeaks, Indian official says U.S. cable a lie

‘Trip to Washington did happen, but it was private visit, not junket’ … 31 December 2010The Hindu Singed by WikiLeaks, Indian official says U.S. cable a lie Siddharth Varadarajan New … Continue reading

December 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Carrying anti-Iran tales, top official angled for U.S. junket

Ratting out on his pals for an imaginary offence, he pushed for a trip to the United States … 18 December 2010The Hindu Carrying anti-Iran tales, top official angled for … Continue reading

December 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Time to reset the India-China relationship

Sixty years have already elapsed without the boundary issue being settled. Waiting a few more years should not be a problem for either side, especially if it helps to ‘deterritorialise’ … Continue reading

December 15, 2010 · 3 Comments

My interview to a Chinese magazine on Obama’s visit to India

Sanlian LifeWeek, “one of the most widely circulated weekly magazines in China with 300,000 readers per week in more than 30 Chinese big cities” contacted me last week to get … Continue reading

November 17, 2010 · 8 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

Obama’s UNSC statement a boost but India to be on probation

“[In] the years ahead,” the American President told Parliament on Monday, “I look forward to a reformed U.N. Security Council that includes India as a permanent member.” … My news … Continue reading

November 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

In a first, India, U.S. for dialogue of all nuclear weapon states

At stake, a symbolic erasure of the distincion between NPT-recognised nuclear weapon states and NWSs outside the treaty… 9 November 2010The Hindu In a first, India, U.S. for dialogue of … Continue reading

November 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

A partnership built on flawed assumptions

If the big ticket arms and nuclear purchases the U.S. expects India to make do not materialise, much of the warmth in the relationship will evaporate… 5 November 2010The Hindu … Continue reading

November 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

What India can bring to the high table

The U.N. Security Council needs a strong and independent voice on the burning issues of our time, not some feeble echo of a stale Western chorus… 14 October 2010The Hindu … Continue reading

October 14, 2010 · 2 Comments

The danger in India’s Nepal policy

New Delhi might have been a reluctant midwife these past few years but it always managed to come out on the right side of the changes Nepal was undergoing. Not … Continue reading

August 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Shyam Saran being sent as special envoy to Nepal

As Nepal’s Constituent Assembly remains deadlocked, an Indian envoy will try his hand at consensus building… 4 August 2010The Hindu Shyam Saran being sent as special envoy to Nepal Siddharth … Continue reading

August 4, 2010 · 1 Comment
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