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.

Kowtowing to the Middle Kingdom

Given its weak leadership and diplomatic style, India is unable to take a tough stand on border incursions. And, China knows that. »

Fractured verdict likely in Pak polls

Imran Khan’s Tehreeq-e-Insaf may split the votes of the dominant parties. »

India’s influence wanes on world stage

The ghosts of 1965 and 1991 are back. A weak economy has eroded our global stature. »

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Shrill rhetoric in Tamil Nadu is making matters difficult for New Delhi. »

‘Composite dialogue’ with Pak, a failure

India’s Pakistan policy — comprising uninterrupted dialogue and getting US to pressure Pakistan on terrorism — is falling apart. »

Zardari fends off internal challenges

His truce with Qadri virtually ensures the completion of his term, as Pakistan prepares for polls. »

A year of foreign policy disasters

The Government has been flat-footed in responding to China’s assertiveness and addressing national security concerns. »

Afghanistan, a simmering cauldron

On December 6, Asadullah Khalid, Head of Afghanistan’s Intelligence set up — the National Directorate of Security — was seriously injured in a bomb attack by a Taliban suicide bomber posing as a p... »

India forgets that China cannot be trusted

One cannot but be surprised by the statement of the National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon brushing aside the serious implications of Chinese actions, while voicing optimism that “we ar... »

Nuke dimension to Pakistan policies

Pakistan remains the focus of international attention today. Its propensity for international terrorism was exposed when Osama bin Laden was found to be living comfortably with his wives,... »
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