Articles by Harsh V Pant
Despite significant progress, India’s claims to global leadership become credible only if it manages to showcase an effective grip on internal security
India needs to consider the political and military consequences of a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan and formulate a policy to support Taiwan's freedom
PM Modi's visit to France further strengthened India-France ties, with major defence announcements and cooperation in various domains.
How America counters Chinese ingress in its backyard will be an important touchpoint in crafting its future approach.
For New Delhi, the costs of overdependence on a single nation for defence requirements are obvious with a recalibration likely to produce new defence engagement
PM Modi's three-nation tour was a testament to how New Delhi has managed the turbulence of global politics effectively and positioned itself well for the future
On Pakistan, India should be more willing to use conventional military options and call out Pakistan’s nuclear bluff
Under the Vibrant Villages Programme nearly 3,000 villages selected along the 3,400-km-long border are set to get better infrastructure facilities
India will do its best to keep ties with Russia on an even keel, but underlying realities are changing rapidly
There are six key takeaways for India from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Indian armed services, especially the Indian Army, has its task cut out.
At the heart of Italy’s Indo-Pacific vision lies the understanding of this region as the neighbourhood of its strategic Mediterranean Sea.
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 07:07 PM IST
ByHarsh V Pant and Mauro Bonavita
There can be no debate that India’s much-vaunted strategic autonomy is being challenged by the Russian misadventure in Ukraine
A mix of marginalisation, mobilisation and militarisation has helped Delhi take away a key facet of Pakistan’s outreach, allowing India to be more ambitious on the regional and global stage
The strategic location of these islands demands New Delhi’s full attention as it can open new vistas for India’s maritime strategy
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 01:12 PM IST
ByHarsh V Pant and Sohini Bose
The Ukraine war threw unexpected geopolitical tests at India in 2022, and Delhi handled it deftly. But challenges from China persist, and if the war drags on, India’s new multi-alignment strategy will face the stress test in the new year
As Germany makes an important outreach to India, New Delhi will carefully watch how Berlin deals with its economic entanglement with China.
This has been a longstanding policy of China, but more recently, Beijing has been perturbed by New Delhi’s proactive push in China’s periphery along the wider Indo-Pacific. Beijing is attempting to portray itself as the new leader in the emerging multipolar world
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 08:55 PM IST
ByHarsh V Pant and Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy
The young respondents of The ORF Foreign Policy Survey displayed a sophisticated understanding of India’s foreign policy and the evolving world order
The bilateral relationship is growing due to a newfound convergence in their strategic orientation. Let’s not burden Sunak with unrealistic expectations.
Xi has sounded the bugle that Taiwan will continue to be the most important fault line in his global engagement. The rest of the world, including India, must assess the implications of this development with a degree of seriousness
At a time of unprecedented global flux, new structures of global governance will emerge and India is at the heart of most of these. This is a transformative moment in global politics, and in Indian foreign policy aspirations.
The robust India-Bangladesh ties has helped India to claim its links with East and Southeast Asia and ensure its role as a key interlocutor in the Indo-Pacific strategic architecture. Dhaka should be willing to go the extra mile to help Bangladesh achieve its true potential
A new era of great power politics is playing out among Russia, China, and the United States as the conflict in Ukraine drags on. India will have to make tough choices
The message to countries in East and Southeast Asia, as well as India, is clear: Be ready for Beijing’s military intimidation if its unilateral alterations in the status quo are resisted.
New Delhi’s leadership during the Covid-19 crisis has generated a new sense of expectation and the multiple crises brewing in the neighbourhood should also be seen as an opportunity to project an India that takes its regional responsibilities with the seriousness they deserve
The former PM’s vision was focused on reaffirming Japan’s place in the world. He revitalised the economy, fought hard to reverse the nation’s pacifist stance and gave the world the construct of the Indo-Pacific
Updated on Jul 10, 2022 08:59 PM IST
ByHarsh V Pant and Shashank Mattoo
At a time when the world order is intensely polarised, India remains one of the few nations which can engage with both the G-7 and BRICS in a matter of days with élan.
Greater engagement with the Taliban will create new possibilities for India as other regional players such as China, Russia and Iran look for ways to step up their engagement
It seized the moment to create a front against China. But long-term sustenance will depend on timeliness of delivery