Gopalaswami Parthasarathy served as Ambassador of India to Myanmar, 1992-95, High Commissioner of India to Australia 1995-98, High Commissioner of India to Pakistan 1998-2000 and High Commissioner of India, Cyprus (1990-92). Mr Parthasarathy was Spokesman, Ministry of External Affairs, and Information Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi (1985-90). Mr Parthasarathy is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in New Delhi. His areas of interest are developments in India’s neighbourhood and issues of economic integration, energy and national security and terrorism.

Terror — a creation of Pak politicians

Since the days of Zia-ul-Haq they have promoted Islamist outfits to keep the pot boiling in Afghanistan and India »

What SAARC can and cannot do

India must look beyond Pakistan and improve relations with Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka »

Violence and chaos unlimited

Post-Karzai Afghanistan seems headed there. And there are any number of cooks stirring the Taliban broth »

Time to turn the heat on Pakistan

That’s the only way to contain the terrorist games escalating on Pakistan’s borders with Iran, Afghanistan and India »

A perpetual mess that is Afghanistan

A semblance of order that Hamid Karzai managed to restore is coming unstuck, with implications for India »

India’s gateway to the East

Given the shared heritage, there’s tremendous potential for New Delhi to push its economic interests with Yangon »

How to get even with China

India should resist Chinese expansionism by firming strategic ties with Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia »

Fantasising about peace with Pakistan

Dialogue makes sense if a government can deliver on its promises. But Nawaz Sharif is being undermined by his army »

A Look East energy policy

Pursuing hydel power deals with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh makes more sense than chasing gas in West Asia »

When Russia is prodded and provoked

We are seeing the consequences of the US and the EU trying to encircle and contain Russia »
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