Narendra Modi

India election: Five places to watch

Roughly 900 million registered voters will begin heading to the polls this week as India begins a marathon, six-week general election that will determine the course of the world’s second-most populous country.

9 April 2019

The drums of war in Kashmir

Tensions between India and Pakistan are at their highest level in decades, and many fear the nuclear-armed neighbours are on the brink of yet another war over the disputed Kashmir region. But the latest eruption is different from its predecessors.

5 March 2019

Xi and Modi hold bilateral talks in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed to continue improving ties between Asia’s most populous countries in a bilateral meeting on the side-lines of a summit in China.

10 June 2018

Asia sees China and US as threats

For many United States (US) allies, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grownups in the room.

4 June 2018

ASEAN and India, a future rooted in the past

India will be celebrating its 69th Republic Day celebrations on 26 January this year and for the first time ever, leaders of all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been invited as chief guests.

13 January 2018

India, a friend of ASEAN

On the 14th of November, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Manila to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings.

15 November 2017

Is South Asia the new Middle East?

The Middle East is often viewed as a region waylaid by feelings of collective humiliation and violent rivalries, both between and within countries.

6 October 2017

The changing face of work in India

MUMBAI – A debate about job creation and employment is heating up in India, fuelled by data that seem to show the country is entering a period of jobless growth.

16 September 2017