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M.K. Bhadrakumar

M.K. Bhadrakumar

Bhadrakumar served for more than 29 years as an Indian Foreign Service officer with postings including India's ambassador to Turkey and Uzbekistan.


A wonk no more

The Pew Research Center did an analysis in January 2017 of president-elect Donald

By M.K. Bhadrakumar June 08, 2019

Democracy in distress

Sri Lankan army commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake dropped a bombshell

By M.K. Bhadrakumar May 11, 2019

Modi’s post-truth politics

American author John Mearsheimer, in his book Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying

By M.K. Bhadrakumar April 13, 2019

Under siege

Diplomats find themselves in an unenviable position when they are expected to

By M.K. Bhadrakumar March 16, 2019

Airports that annoyed China

These are extraordinary times in Indian politics with a fateful poll looming.

By M.K. Bhadrakumar February 16, 2019

Talk to the Taliban

The Afghan problem surged in the Indian consciousness thanks to President Donald

By M.K. Bhadrakumar January 19, 2019

Living in the past

In an article on March 15, 2003, as storm clouds were gathering for the American

By M.K. Bhadrakumar December 22, 2018

India meets the Taliban

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan unknowingly paid a compliment to the Indian

By M.K. Bhadrakumar November 24, 2018

Sri Lanka shoos away Indian meddling

There is no reason to disbelieve the recent news report that Sri Lankan President

By M.K. Bhadrakumar November 04, 2018

Our s.o.b. and theirs

The stunning result of the presidential election in the Maldives comes like a

By M.K. Bhadrakumar October 07, 2018

India can't afford to play the ostrich

The inaugural “2+2 dialogue” between the foreign and defence ministers of India and

By M.K. Bhadrakumar September 09, 2018

India's Imran challenge

The Indian narrative on the stunning victory of Imran Khan in the Pakistani

By M.K. Bhadrakumar August 12, 2018

Mercenary US over neighbourly Iran

The abrupt cancellation, for the second time in a row, of the inaugural “2+2”

By M.K. Bhadrakumar July 15, 2018

Modi finds Shangri-La, finally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s keynote address at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in

By M.K. Bhadrakumar June 17, 2018

Hindu Kush awaits the Wuhan spirit

Last August, US President Donald Trump named India as the crown jewel in his

By M.K. Bhadrakumar May 20, 2018
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