India

Maldives: How will the new government rebalance its foreign policy?

The big challenge for the new government in Maldives is how to undo the policies of President Yameen and to correct the tilt of the island nation

Tibetan Buddhists: Will Karmapa Lama return to India?

If young Karmapa Lama fails to attend Dalai Lama’s November conference to decide on his successor then it could wreck the exile Tibetan Buddhist community

In Maldives democracy may have triumphed, but challenges stare the new government

In the Maldives, the verdict sprung by the people draws to a close the island nations flirtation with possible autocracy, but as Democracy returns it faces a complicated geopolitical equation that requires a tightrope walk

India and Pakistan: have they got it wrong again?

The recent flip-flop in resuming talks between the governments of India and Pakistan indicates that the vicious cycle is going to persist in their bilateral relationship.

Bhutan’s verdict poses new challenges to India

Defeat of the ruling Pro-India People’s Democratic Party in the first round shows that the Doklam stand-off scarred the voters.

Rohingyas fear cyclone disaster – Neighbours fear exodus

The Rohingyas refugees in Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh are fearful of the murderous post-monsoon cyclonic storms which threaten to destroy their camps

2+2 dialogue: What it is in store for India?

In signing COMCASA during the 2+2, India has made a decision that the US is necessary to deal with China, but what happens to relations with Russia and Iran

“The world changed because of 1979”: Satish Jacob on the Afghan-Soviet War and its relevance today

Satish Jacob was one of the first Indian reporters on the ground in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979. For over 40 years, Jacob has witnessed history in the making again and again. In this conversation with HNFP, he narrates the story of the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War and how it changed the world. Also below is a brief explainer on the way this war reshaped the world.

Oli’s India visit will set the tone for Indo-Nepal ties

The Nepali PM’s visit is being read as an attempt by the Himalayan nation to tread lightly and carefully while chalking its ties with India and China.

India to negotiate FTA with African free trade area AfCTA

Forty-four African countries last week formed an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aimed at creating a single market for goods and services with free movement of businesses and investments.