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Kanwal Sibal

Kanwal Sibal is former foreign secretary of India and former envoy to the US and Russia

Latest Articles By Kanwal Sibal

Modi’s Central Asia Gain

Kanwal Sibal

India’s SCO entry is important as it recognises the legitimacy of its interests and role in Central Asia, writes Kanwal Sibal

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Credible Diplomacy

Kanwal Sibal

Significant gains have been made during Modi’s visit to Bangladesh, yet there are impeding issues to be addressed, says Kanwal Sibal

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Look East And Act East

Kanwal Sibal

Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to Bangladesh has been successful at several levels. Bilateral relations have got a major stimulus. Modi’s neighbourhood policy has gained more credibility with a positive regional fallout. The Act East policy has received an impetus. Developments prospects in our northeast have improved.

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Chinese Checkers

Kanwal Sibal

All the bonhomie and bytes of the Modi visit notwithstanding, the China challenge remains Modi is wooing China economically for his development agenda for India. In his calculations, China has the financial resources, expertise in infrastructure building and need for external markets and project opportunities for its sectoral over-capacities to want to reciprocate. To smoothen conditions, Modi wants to improve the political atmosphere. He exhibited unprecedented boldness in speaking publicly in China about the need to resolve issues relating to the border and Chinese policies in our neighbourhood.

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At Home With Foreign Policies

Kanwal Sibal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surprised his own people as well as those abroad with his foreign policy initiatives. Considered a novice in foreign affairs when he took over, it is in this area that his impact has been the greatest during his first year in office.

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