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.

The good old Pak delusion

The Pakistan premier’s track record, like many before him, does not inspire confidence. »

From Arab Spring to chaos, separatism

Stability in West Asia is in India’s interest, given the region’ s energy resources. »

No disputing an Afghan spring

India should pursue an independent policy without worrying about the US or Pakistan. »

It’s a ‘fracking’ good opportunity

In a changing global energy scene, India needs to ensure that its policies governing shale gas exploration are transparent. »

Why is New Delhi dithering?

The economic downturn and delays in defence acquisitions have added to errant and assertive Chinese and Pakistani behaviour. »

India in the AfPak mess

The mess is Pakistan’s creation. The West’s trying to drag India into it. »

Endgame in Afpak or descent into chaos?

Sadly, Obama looks to repeat Gorbachev’s mistakes. »

Assertive China, Apologetic India

Appeasing an assertive China is a recipe for marginalisation. »

Despite Sharif, Pak remains a threat

New Delhi should respond positively if Sharif seeks cooperation in areas such as power and oil. But security threats remain. »

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. »
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