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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.

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

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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 »

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 »
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