Articles By Kanwal Sibal

India-UAE: A Budding Affair Powered By Chemistry And Opportunity

India-UAE: A Budding Affair Powered By Chemistry And Opportunity

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 20 Feb , 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to UAE – his seventh one – has many dimensions. Given India’s rise and the governance changes taking place in the Gulf region, especially in the...

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Election Results Further Divide Pakistan, Expose Deep Rot and Fissures

Election Results Further Divide Pakistan, Expose Deep Rot and Fissures

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 15 Feb , 2024

Pakistan was already in a serious political, economic and social mess. The elections just held have deepened that mess. The functioning of all Pakistani institutions has been badly exposed and...

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The Strong Political Message Behind Macron's India Visit

The Strong Political Message Behind Macron's India Visit

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 31 Jan , 2024

President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India as chief guest at our Republic Day celebrations had a ceremonial aspect, no doubt, but in relations between states ceremonial gestures convey a message...

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Macron’s Republic Day Visit Will Give Strategic Wing to India-France Ties

Macron’s Republic Day Visit Will Give Strategic Wing to India-France Ties

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 26 Jan , 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief guest at France’s Bastille Day on July 14 this year. Six months later President Emmanuel Macron is chief guest at our Republic Day on January 26. This is...

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Deeper than diplomacy: There is a reason why New Delhi and Moscow rely on...

Deeper than diplomacy: There is a reason why New Delhi and Moscow rely on...

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2024

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s five-day official visit to Russia was timely and significant for more than one reason.  India and Russia had held annual summits at the...

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Rewind 2023: A Year of Summits and Diplomatic Successes

Rewind 2023: A Year of Summits and Diplomatic Successes

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2023

India as a bridge between the North and the South, and between democracies and so-called autocracies is seen as a valued partner, even when there is disagreement over some aspects of its foreign...

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Who benefits from blaming India for murder plots in the US and Canada?

Who benefits from blaming India for murder plots in the US and Canada?

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2023

The governments of the US and India are under tremendous diplomatic pressure after Washington accused New Delhi of orchestrating a plot to murder US-based Khalistan movement leader Gurpatwant...

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For G20 Delhi Declaration, G7 Ceded Major Ground on Ukraine

For G20 Delhi Declaration, G7 Ceded Major Ground on Ukraine

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2023

The G20 Summit has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, with its success in delivering the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration. There was apprehension that much like the G20 meetings of the...

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Why Khalistani Separatists Cannot Be Separated from Totality of Friendly...

Why Khalistani Separatists Cannot Be Separated from Totality of Friendly...

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2023

The latest incident of pro-Khalistan activists demonstrating in front of our mission in London, climbing to the balcony on the frontage of the building and removing the national flag, and...

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One Year on, Ukraine Conflict is Leading the World on to a Perilous Path

One Year on, Ukraine Conflict is Leading the World on to a Perilous Path

By: Kanwal Sibal | Date: 24 Feb , 2023

The stakes of all sides in the Ukraine conflict have risen with recent developments. President Biden’s dramatic visit to Kyiv ups the ante. NATO is expecting a renewed Russian offensive in...

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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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