Guest Column

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.


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

Nepal’s strongman is here

Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, who paid a three-day state visit to India

By M.K. Bhadrakumar April 22, 2018

The art of the Korean deal

The dramatic breakthrough in the situation around North Korea rests on four pillars:

By M.K. Bhadrakumar March 25, 2018

Modi’s Vajpayee moment

The Maldives situation presents a profound dilemma for the Modi government, but it

By M.K. Bhadrakumar February 25, 2018

Shallow shalom

The joint statement issued on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to

By M.K. Bhadrakumar January 28, 2018

Nepal’s no to hindutva

The Left Alliance of communist parties, which won a massive victory in the Nepal elections, had many...

By M.K. Bhadrakumar December 31, 2017

The spectre of Chimerica

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the Philippines to attend the ASEAN summit has been his...

By M.K. Bhadrakumar December 03, 2017
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