Articles By Kanwal Sibal

Why India must step up its global campaign to nail Pak sponsored terror

Why India must step up its global campaign to nail Pak sponsored terror

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 02 Dec , 2022

The 14th anniversary of the gruesome Mumbai terror attacks has gone by without its perpetrators being brought to justice. Those massacred belonged to many nationalities, including 6 Americans, yet...

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Jaishankar’s visit to Russia shows India’s growing self-confidence on...

Jaishankar’s visit to Russia shows India’s growing self-confidence on...

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Nov , 2022

External Affairs Minister’s Jaishankar’s visit to Moscow on November 7-8 for consultations with Foreign Minister Lavrov and a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic,...

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India and the G20: Why Presidency Won’t be a Cakewalk

India and the G20: Why Presidency Won’t be a Cakewalk

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2022

The outcome of the 17th G20 summit level meeting on 15-16 November at Bali will be of vital interest to India as it takes over the G20 presidency from Indonesia. The harbingers are not very...

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The need to translate anti-terror declarations at UN into actions

The need to translate anti-terror declarations at UN into actions

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Nov , 2022

The UN Security Council held a Special Meeting of its Counter Terrorism Committee in India on October 28/29. India, as a target of cross border terrorism since the mid-1980s, has worked hard all...

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Why India needs to be wary of Xi Jinping’s 20th Party congress address

Why India needs to be wary of Xi Jinping’s 20th Party congress address

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Oct , 2022

As expected, Xi Jinping has got a third term as China’s leader. With the Constitutional amendments making him and his Thought the core of the nation, and given his relatively young age, the door...

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Why Antonio Guterres Questions Democracy in India, But Keeps Silence on...

Why Antonio Guterres Questions Democracy in India, But Keeps Silence on...

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 25 Oct , 2022

In his address at the IIT Mumbai on October 19, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres chose to slam India on democracy and human rights issues. He gave little consideration to the fact that he was...

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Why India must maintain an independent foreign policy, not succumb to...

Why India must maintain an independent foreign policy, not succumb to...

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 18 Oct , 2022

India continues to do tight rope walking on the Ukraine conflict in the United Nations. It abstained again on October 12 in the UN General Assembly on a resolution moved by western countries. If...

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Draw red lines: Time for Modi government to strongly call the German bluff...

Draw red lines: Time for Modi government to strongly call the German bluff...

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 13 Oct , 2022

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s statement that Germany has a “role and responsibility” with regard to the situation in Kashmir and supports “intensively” UN intervention to...

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Responding to American Criticism of India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Responding to American Criticism of India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 07 Jun , 2022

If western governments are ready to accommodate India by balancing their longer term interest in keeping it within their “democratic” fold with their shorter term interest in drawing India...

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India-US 2+2 Dialogue takes differences over Ukraine in its stride

India-US 2+2 Dialogue takes differences over Ukraine in its stride

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 22 Apr , 2022

The India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on April 11, 2022 no doubt carried the momentum of bilateral ties forward. But the timing was not the most opportune. The US is treating the Ukraine crisis as...

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West can’t cavil at India for doing business with Russia; it has erred too

West can’t cavil at India for doing business with Russia; it has erred too

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2022

The Ukraine crisis is destabilising the global system. The West has declared an economic war against Russia. The sanctions punish not only Russia but others too, including India. Oil and commodity...

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West must stop pressurizing India against Russia on Ukraine

West must stop pressurizing India against Russia on Ukraine

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Mar , 2022

India has to take a position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine not as a democracy but based on its national interest, just as the West takes decisions based on its national interest when there is...

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Lessons for India from the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Lessons for India from the Russia-Ukraine crisis

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Mar , 2022

India, as well as others, should draw some hard lessons from the wide fall-out of the Ukraine crisis. One, it has proved that possession of a mighty nuclear arsenal neither earns you the desired...

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War in Ukraine: Pax Americana was never absolute, now it will exist even less

War in Ukraine: Pax Americana was never absolute, now it will exist even less

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2022

Pax Americana would mean peace and order and prosperous stability across the world under America’s hegemony. That never really existed in full and exists even less now. Pax Americana ended...

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The Ukraine Crisis

The Ukraine Crisis

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2022

The Ukraine crisis reflects the West’s failure to establish durable structures of peace and security in Europe after the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union. The Cold War...

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How should India respond to the crisis in Ukraine?

How should India respond to the crisis in Ukraine?

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2022

The developing confrontation between the West and Russia on the Ukraine issue does not serve India’s interests. We have very friendly ties with the US, Europe and Russia and would prefer not...

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Paean to Colonel Babu and His Men

Paean to Colonel Babu and His Men

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 07 Jul , 2020

At those heights where the earth touches the sky The wind blows like a flurry of sharp spears That pierce the flesh without drawing blood When breathing becomes an ordeal And each step an act of...

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The CAATSA Waiver: An Analysis

The CAATSA Waiver: An Analysis

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Aug , 2018

Russophobia in America has reached such levels that countries like India have become vulnerable to serious collateral damage as a consequence. US-Russia relations have got caught in vicious...

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India’s maritime and other challenges in the Indo-Pacific region

India’s maritime and other challenges in the Indo-Pacific region

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2018

Until very recently we would be talking only about India’s challenges, maritime and others, in the Indian Ocean region and not the Indo-Pacific region. The concept of the Indo-Pacific is a very...

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Tillerson's speech and his vision for India-US ties in the decades ahead

Tillerson's speech and his vision for India-US ties in the decades ahead

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 27 Oct , 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s speech on October 18 at a Washington DC-based think tank is important as it tells us how the US views India as a partner in the years ahead. It is not the first...

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