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.

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 »

Dealing with an ‘expansionist’ China

India should stay firm on border issues and develop strategic ties with its eastern neighbours »

Sharif versus Sharif

Leaves Nawaz fighting with his army and his leadership being challenged inside and outside Pakistan »

Our exciting nuclear neighbours

Thanks entirely to China, Pakistan acquired a nuclear arsenal at least five years before India »

Towards a change in regional ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif have made a promising start. They should keep it going »

Games nuclear powers play

On this chessboard, India must protect its interests while spelling out the conditions of use of nuclear weapons »

The many deceptions of Nawaz Sharif

Beneath the liberal mask of Pakistan’s Prime Minister lies an Islamist promoting anti-India agendas »

Indo-US ties run into rough weather

Political and economic differences — from patents and IT visas to the UN resolution on Lanka — have taken a toll »

West responsible for Ukraine crisis

The US wants to strategically contain Russia by forcing Ukraine to break away. But that’s not going to happen »
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