Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

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

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

Obama walks tightrope with Manmohan, Gilani

Appreciates India’s interest in Afghanistan; tells Pakistan that extremists do not distinguish between victims … 13 April 2010The Hindu Obama walks tightrope with Manmohan, GilaniSiddharth Varadarajan and Narayan Lakshman Washington: … Continue reading

April 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Iran sanctions push casts shadow on Manmohan-Obama meet

Washington has been trying to garner international support for tightening screws on Tehran… 11 April 2010The Hindu Iran sanctions push casts shadow on Manmohan-Obama meetSiddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Apart from … Continue reading

April 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

India upset with Holbrooke view on Kabul attack

U.S. AfPak czar Richard Holbrooke has irritated India with his statement on Wednesday that the terrorist attack in Kabul which claimed seven Indian lives was not targeted on India or … Continue reading

March 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

Afghan message to India: Do not be deterred

Kabul, Delhi to tell U.S that Pakistan cannot have veto on bilateral ties 12 October 2009The Hindu Afghan message to India: Do not be deterred Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Afghanistan … Continue reading

October 12, 2009 · 4 Comments

Prime Minister’s delegation subjected to American profiling

U.S. rejection of visas for Muslim journalists nearly derailed Manmohan’s visit to G20… 10 October 2009The Hindu Prime Minister’s delegation subjected to American profiling Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: A potential … Continue reading

October 10, 2009 · Leave a comment

U.S. sees rising Indian influence in Afghanistan as problem

India is damned if it does (help Afghanistan) and damned if it doesn’t…. 22 September 2009The Hindu U.S. sees rising Indian influence in Afghanistan as problem Siddharth Varadarajan In the … Continue reading

September 22, 2009 · 4 Comments

Listen to me on NPR on India, Pakistan and the U.S.

KUOW in Seattle, a part of the National Public Radio network in the U.S., interviewed me, Ahmed Rashid and Arif Jamal for a programme on “Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Islamic … Continue reading

August 1, 2009 · 4 Comments

The bottom line behind India-U.S. 3.0

In between lobbying for American arms sales and nuclear reactor parks, Hillary Clinton spent barely two hours out of five days in official discussion with her Indian hosts… 24 July … Continue reading

July 24, 2009 · 8 Comments

Space agreement to help launch ‘India-U.S. 3.0’

S.M. Krishna, Hillary Clinton to unveil new strategic dialogue architecture in which non-proliferation, security, education, etc. to be covered … 20 July 2009The Hindu Space agreement to help launch ‘India-U.S. … Continue reading

July 20, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tim Roemer testimony

Obama’s ambassador-designate to India had his confirmation hearing in the Senate today. Here’s a link to his prepared testimony. For the most part, Roemer sticks to the familiar line on … Continue reading

July 8, 2009 · 7 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

NSA to NSA: India is more than AfPak

American NSA James Jones in Delhi for consultations… U.S. President Barack Obama invites Manmohan Singh to visit in fall… 27 June 2009The HinduNSA to NSA: India is more than AfPak … Continue reading

June 27, 2009 · Leave a comment