Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Ishrat is why encounters need judicial probing

It’s time we stopped rotten elements in the police and security forces from literally getting away with murder… 10 September 2009The Hindu Ishrat is why encounters need judicial probingSiddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

September 10, 2009 · Leave a comment

The NSA on Pakistan, Sharm el-Sheikh and terrorism

On Saturday, I interviewed National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on a wide range of issues but primarily India’s Pakistan policy in the wake of the November 26-29, 2008 terrorist attacks … Continue reading

August 31, 2009 · 1 Comment

India not fixated on Saeed, wants action on terror

New Delhi has followed policy of flexible containment since November 2008 … Fate of any one individual cannot serve as an “acid test” of Pakistan’s commitment… 7 August 2009The Hindu … Continue reading

August 7, 2009 · 2 Comments

From Pakistan’s dossier on the Mumbai terror attack

Three pages from the annexe of the dossier Pakistan handed over to India have been posted on the website of The Hindu in PDF format. They provide details of the … Continue reading

July 19, 2009 · 3 Comments

No ‘sell-out’ at Sharm-el-Sheikh

Better drafting may have spared us some of the confusion we’ve seen since the July 16 meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Yousaf Raza Gilani. but … Continue reading

July 18, 2009 · 6 Comments

India, Pakistan positive on talks

But looking only for modest gains … 16 July 2009The HinduIndia, Pakistan positive on talks But looking only for modest gains Siddharth Varadarajan Sharm-el-Sheikh: Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon … Continue reading

July 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

India hopes for forward movement

Forget France and even NAM, Indian officials are getting ready for the big Pakistan meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh… 14 July 2009The Hindu India hopes for forward movementSiddharth Varadarajan PARIS: On the … Continue reading

July 14, 2009 · 2 Comments

Stage set for fresh engagement with Pakistan

From Mumbai to Yekaterinburg to Sharm-el-Shaikh, a new basis for India and Pakistan to pursue the peace process might finally be emerging… 13 July 2009The Hindu Stage set for fresh … Continue reading

July 13, 2009 · 3 Comments

U.N. sanction on Lashkar operative a blow to Pakistan

With the Indian police and intelligence agencies still floundering to uncover the Samjhauta blast mystery, it is clear that Uncle Sam has information about the terrorist incident that it has … Continue reading

July 4, 2009 · 6 Comments

Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan to meet on July 14

India would like to receive a detailed account of the steps taken to prosecute those involved in the Mumbai attacks … 2 July 2009The Hindu Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan … Continue reading

July 2, 2009 · Leave a comment

India, Pakistan set talks ball rolling

The Yekaterinburg encounter between Manmohan Singh and Asif Aliz Zardari has set the stage for the eventual resumption of a new dialogue process… 17 June 2009The Hindu [In the print … Continue reading

June 17, 2009 · 3 Comments

The road to justice in Mumbai might well lead from Swat

When they meet in Yekaterinburg on June 16, Manmohan Singh and Asif Ali Zardari need to find ways of engaging each other so that the common enemy of terrorism is … Continue reading

June 14, 2009 · 3 Comments

Manmohan makes fresh pitch for Pakistan dialogue

Citing U.S. opening to Iran, offers to “try again to make peace”… 10 June 2009The Hindu NEWS ANALYSISManmohan makes fresh pitch for Pakistan dialogueCiting U.S. opening to Iran, offers to … Continue reading

June 10, 2009 · 1 Comment

India looking at dialogue option on Pakistan again

One big concern for Indian policymakers is the U.S. attitude… 4 June 2009The Hindu NEWS ANALYSISIndia looking at dialogue option on Pakistan again Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Notwithstanding the Lahore … Continue reading

June 4, 2009 · 1 Comment