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Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran is South Asia editor at The Diplomat.

Sudha Ramachandran is a journalist based in Bengaluru, India. She writes on South Asian political and security issues and has closely followed developments in the region’s conflict zones. She is an adjunct faculty at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. Sudha has a doctoral degree from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Posts by Sudha Ramachandran
September 27, 2022

Anirudh Kanisetti on Why Understanding Medieval Deccan Is Necessary to Comprehend Modern India

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Medieval Indian kings understood the benefits of what we would call openness and tolerance.”

September 09, 2022

India-China Begin Disengagement from Gogra-Hotsprings

By Sudha Ramachandran
The year-long impasse in the talks has ended. Will it lead to a Modi-Xi summit on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Samarkand?
September 07, 2022

India Needs to Enact a Domestic Refugee Law

By Sudha Ramachandran
India's treatment of refugees has been inconsistent, ad hoc, and ambiguous.

September 01, 2022

India and China Engage in War of Words Over Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Yuan Wang 5’s docking at Hambantota Port continues to create ripples long after the ship left the island.

August 15, 2022

With Dalai Lama’s Ladakh Visit, India Pokes China in the Eyes

By Sudha Ramachandran
As if the Dalai Lama’s month-long visit to Ladakh wasn’t enough to infuriate China, India last week flew him to a remote village there in a military aircraft.

August 12, 2022

BJP Government Stirs a Flag Frenzy in India

By Sudha Ramachandran
Hindu nationalists collaborated with colonial rulers but are now projecting themselves as flagbearers of Indian nationalism.
August 03, 2022

China Thumbs Its Nose at India in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
Despite New Delhi’s objections, Colombo has permitted a Chinese "research and survey" ship to dock at Hambantota Port soon.

July 30, 2022

China Advances Into Bhutan’s Doklam; India Watches

By Sudha Ramachandran
Has New Delhi accepted China’s advancing occupation of the Doklam plateau as a fait accompli?

July 12, 2022

India Mourns Demise of ‘Great Friend’ Abe Shinzo

By Sudha Ramachandran
Under Abe’s government, Japan’s ties with India expanded beyond economic relations to include nuclear and security cooperation too.

July 07, 2022

India’s Double-Faced Approach to Terrorism

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Muslim killers of a Hindu tailor have rightly been charged under a terrorism law. But Hindutva extremists are rarely punished, let alone charged under terrorism laws.

June 29, 2022

Co-Founder of Fact-Checking Website Arrested in India

By Sudha Ramachandran
Mohammed Zubair’s work, which was critical of the government and outed peddlers of fake news, seems to have ruffled feathers.
June 20, 2022

Attack on Sikh Temple in Kabul Deals Another Blow to Afghan Sikh Community

By Sudha Ramachandran
The assault, which was carried out by ISKP, will slow India’s decision to re-open its embassy in the Afghan capital.

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