Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

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Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is Senior Editor of the Hindustan Times and Senior Associate of the consultancy Rhodium Group.

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Why India sees China’s Belt Road as a geopolitical threat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently made his maiden state visit to India. As is the norm, before his departure he outlined the Trump administration’s policy towards India...

Why India worries about America’s future choices

That someone like Donald Trump has come so close to getting into the Oval Office has rekindled concerns in India about the dependability of the United States as a security partner. The past few years have seen a considerable deepening of Indo-US relations in the military and strategic sphere...

India's complex nuclear policy

The Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had one overriding policy goal in the nuclear field since its election just over two years ago: to bring closure to New Delhi's policy of bringing itself out of nuclear sanctions and become a full-fledged member of the international nuclear nonproliferation regime...

India’s Middle Path in the Middle East

Few Asian countries have had as long and sustained a historical engagement with the Middle East as India. One of mankind’s oldest maritime trading routes ran from ancient Sumeria via Bahrain to the civilization of the Indus Valley. Imperial Britain’s Persian Gulf interests were managed through India and at that time countries like Kuwait and Oman used the rupee as tender...

China’s economic slowdown viewed from India

After markets opened on Monday, August 24th, the Shanghai Composite Index accelerated a week-long plummet that was to eventually cost it a quarter of its value. A few hours later, 1,600 points were shaved off the Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensitive Index, about 3.6% of its value...

India: superpower or subcontinent?

No Indian official statement has ever referred to the country as a “superpower” – or even said that becoming a global power was a national objective. The last Indian Prime Minister, the low-key Manmohan Singh, once allowed that the country was likely to become a “knowledge superpower” but avoided any more hard-nosed references...

India and the changing Asian balance of power

September marked only the fourth month since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. However, it was a month dominated by foreign policy...

Modi, India's man of the moment

It has been a truism among observers of India’s complex polity that the country was destined to be governed by unruly and unstable coalitions for decades to come. Over the past several weeks, over 500 million Indian voters cast ballots in a nine-phase general election...

India and the EU: some parallels, no partnership

The leitmotif of Indian establishment thinking about the European Union has traditionally been: great economic success, too bad about the foreign policy...

Sino-Indian relations after Wen Jiabao’s state visit

When Beijing wishes to show a benign face to a country, it dispatchs Premier Wen Jiabao. When what had originally been touted earlier in the year as a President Hu Jintao visit to India metamorphosed into a Wen trip, it was understood that China wanted to soften a relationship that had become increasingly prickly and contentious...