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.

India still a pawn on the strategy board

The US will use India to counter China’s growing stature, but won’t give any backing on terrorism. That’s the game-plan »

China-Pakistan bhai bhai

But it will be hard for Pakistan to service China’s commercial interests. Sri Lanka and Myanmar have learnt their lessons »

Crime and no punishment

That Pakistan has failed to charge 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi despite the available evidence is outrageous »

The welcome rehabilitation of Iran

If the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions go through, it will help India, strategically and economically »

Instability in the Islamic world

India needs to pay heed to the impact of sectarian rivalries and religious extremism in the Greater Middle East »

Caught between two Sharifs

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has his task cut out in Afghanistan and Pakistan, both embroiled in bitter political upheavals »

Looking West, looking East

The swearing-in set the tone. Now a tight travel schedule for Modi defines India’s strategic and foreign policy directions »

Ghastly fallout of the Iraq invasion

The explosive growth of Sunni extremism has turned the whole world into a dangerous place »

Afghanistan, a cauldron of chaos

With US troops exiting Pakistan, the Taliban is stirring the pot from its safe havens in Pakistan »

Will 2015 be the year of the dragon?

At Pakistan’s behest, China is trying to muscle its way into Saarc. India should look East for strategic options »
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