Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Chidambaram to brief Pakistan about Headley disclosures

Mandate to assess Pakistan’s pledge to stop terrorists using its soil against India … 21 June 2010The Hindu Chidambaram to brief Pakistan about Headley disclosures Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Union … Continue reading

June 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

India keen to engage ‘empowered’ Gilani

After Thimphu, trust building key to emerging dialogue template with Pakistan …2 May 2010The Hindu India keen to engage ‘empowered’ Gilani Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: The recent empowerment of Pakistani … Continue reading

May 2, 2010 · 6 Comments

At long last, a firm step forward

The meeting in Bhutan between the two Prime Ministers has opened a path, but India and Pakistan are not out of the woods yet… 30 April 2010The Hindu At long … Continue reading

April 30, 2010 · 2 Comments

Time to end the impasse with Pakistan

If India really believes dialogue is the way forward, it should not allow a disagreement over form or nomenclature to come in the way. 26 April 2010The Hindu Time to … Continue reading

April 26, 2010 · 5 Comments

India resigned to ‘holding pattern’ with Pakistan

On the even of the Saarc summit in Bhutan, India and Pakistan are, as Dr. Seuss, would put it, still in The Waiting Place … You will come to a … Continue reading

April 22, 2010 · 3 Comments

India wants ‘zero tolerance’ for nuclear traffickers

India and Pakistan take potshots at each other at the Nuclear Security Summit… 14 April 2010The Hindu India wants ‘zero tolerance’ for nuclear traffickers Siddharth Varadarajan Washington: With the spectre … Continue reading

April 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

All eyes on Manmohan, Gilani handshake

A brief handshake and the exchange of pleasantries… 14 April 2010The Hindu All eyes were on Manmohan, Gilani handshake Siddharth Varadarajan Washington: Among all possible gestural permutations when 47 world … Continue reading

April 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

In South Asia, Obama juggles tactical, strategic considerations

Tries to balance long-term Indian partnership with need for immediate gains from Pakistan … 13 April 2010The Hindu In South Asia, Obama juggles tactical, strategic considerationsTries to balance long-term Indian … Continue reading

April 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

More than a few glimmers of hope

By granting broad rights to the provinces and parliament, the 18th amendment to the constitution has opened a door for the long-term reconfiguration of politics and state power in Pakistan. … Continue reading

April 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Who fired on Qureshi, Hurriyat asked Pak Foreign Secretary

The meeting in Delhi between Hurriyat leaders and Pakistan’s foreign secretary, Salman Bashir, was acrimonious … 1 March 2010The Hindu Who fired on Qureshi, Hurriyat asked Pak Foreign Secretary Siddharth … Continue reading

March 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

India, Pakistan take step forward, but potholes remain

The absence of a joint statement or joint press conference at the end of the meeting clearly meant the bilateral gulf was still enormous. But the original purpose, of opening … Continue reading

February 26, 2010 · 4 Comments

Water as the carrier of concord with Pakistan

If Islamabad can win New Delhi’s trust by cracking down on terror, it could pave the way for the two sides to work together for optimum development of the Indus … Continue reading

February 25, 2010 · 3 Comments

No rethinking on talks with Pakistan

“Terrorists are opposed to the dialogue. Why should we oblige them?”, asj senior officials … 15 February 2010The Hindu No rethinking on talks with Pakistan Siddharth Varadarajan India has no … Continue reading

February 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

A reminder from terrorists: We don’t want India-Pakistan talks

The first major act of terrorism since 26/11 strongly indicates a likely motive … 14 February 2010The Hindu NEWS ANALYSISA reminder from terrorists: We don’t want India-Pakistan talks Siddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

February 14, 2010 · 3 Comments