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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
January 16, 2023

Nilanthi Samaranayake on Indian Ocean Security Dynamics

By Sudha Ramachandran
"Non-traditional security cooperation can sometimes have unexpected traditional security outcomes.”

January 07, 2023

India’s Overland Connectivity Near the LAC

By Sudha Ramachandran
China will have to learn to live with India’s roads and railways near the disputed border, say Indian officials.
December 30, 2022

Prices Rose and Protests Convulsed South Asia in 2022

By Sudha Ramachandran
Depleting foreign exchange reserves forced several countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, to turn to the IMF.

December 26, 2022

Asia-Pacific in 2022: The Year in Review

By Catherine Putz, Sudha Ramachandran, Sebastian Strangio, and Shannon Tiezzi
Join us for a recap of the major events of 2022 within Northeast, Southeast, South, and Central Asia, featuring The Diplomat's editors.

December 13, 2022

India and China Face off Again, This Time at Tawang

By Sudha Ramachandran
The immediate trigger to the Chinese ingression at Tawang on December 9 could be the recent India-U.S. military exercises at Auli near the LAC.

November 28, 2022

Indian Intelligence Official Anand Arni on Pakistan’s New Army Chief Gen Asim Munir

By Sudha Ramachandran
“If Gen. Munir keeps Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum on in the post of DG-ISI, then it could signal warmer ties with the U.S.”
November 21, 2022

China’s Blocking Spree in the 1267 Sanctions Committee

By Sudha Ramachandran
Beijing blocked five India-U.S. proposals to get Pakistan-based individuals sanctioned as terrorists over a span of four months.

November 15, 2022

Claude Arpi on China’s Interest in Arunachal Pradesh

By Sudha Ramachandran
“For Beijing, it is a bargaining chip for an eventual ‘swap’ and the recognition by India of the occupation by China of Aksai Chin.”

October 25, 2022

Manoj Joshi on Why China Wants Its Border With India to Remain Unsettled

By Sudha Ramachandran
“The Chinese find the unsettled LAC a convenient means of keeping India off-balance and ensuring that this Asian country that has the potential of being an equal to China remains in check.”

October 20, 2022

India Abstains on Xinjiang Resolution at UNHRC

By Sudha Ramachandran
Its timid, even self-defeating policy toward China at global human rights forums is bringing India little returns.

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?

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