South Asia


    • Op-Ed

    Chinese Takeaway: Parrikar Missing

    The tone of disinterest in Asian defense diplomacy, set by former Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony during the UPA years, appears to continue under the Narendra Modi government.

    • Modi’s First Year

      Is India getting back on track?

      • Op-Ed

      A New Manual for Diplomats

      Narendra Modi’s greatest momentum has been in foreign policy. But the external opportunities he has successfully created for India could be undermined by potential domestic failures.

      • Op-Ed

      The Great Game Folio: Peripheral Diplomacy

      Although geography limits New Delhi’s role in East Asia, Modi is betting India can win friends and partners through active engagement.

      • Op-Ed

      Modi in China: The Nuclear Dimension

      India should judge the possibilities for civil nuclear cooperation with China on the basis of technical merit and economic costs. Delhi should not allow political reservations, especially on the Sino-Pak nuclear nexus, to come in the way of atomic energy cooperation between India and China.

      • Op-Ed

      Chinese Takeaway: PM Modi in Mongolia

      Modi is trying to move the Sino-Indian relationship out of the stasis that it finds itself in.

      • Op-Ed

      Beyond the Boundary

      Modi is abandoning the old approach to China. But he needs to get the Delhi establishment to play ball.

      • Op-Ed

      The Great Game Folio: Mukherjee in Russia

      The Indian armed forces played a decisive role in winning the two World Wars. But national amnesia about India’s role in the two wars tended to diminish the subcontinent’s massive contributions to the shaping of the 20th century international order.

      • Op-Ed

      Chinese Takeaway: Nepal Challenge

      Although Kathmandu is currently being flooded with media and relief teams from around the world, the cameras will soon leave Nepal. But India must stick around for the long haul.

      • Op-Ed

      More Modestly, With Kabul

      Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi offers an opportunity for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recalibrate India’s Afghan policy toward greater realism and more modest goals.

    Carnegie Experts on
    South Asia

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      Bilal Baloch
      Visiting Fellow
      Bilal Baloch is a visiting fellow at Carnegie India where his research focuses on the political economy of government behavior in India and other developing democracies.
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      Garima Mohan
      Nonresident Fellow
      Carnegie India
      Garima Mohan is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie India. Her research focuses on the foreign and security policies of rising powers, particularly that of India, and on Europe-India relations.
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      Constantino Xavier
      Carnegie India
      Constantino Xavier is a fellow at Carnegie India, based in New Delhi. His research focus is on India’s foreign policy, with emphasis on relations with its neighboring countries and South Asian regional security.

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