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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
November 28, 2023

Nicolas Blarel on India’s Growing Proximity With Israel

By Sudha Ramachandran
Israel has been willing to supply India with high-tech weapons “without expecting an explicit change in India’s voting patterns at the U.N. or a dilution of its pro-Palestine positioning.”

November 21, 2023

India-Maldives Relations Enter Choppy Waters

By Sudha Ramachandran
Maldivian President Muizzu has called for the removal of Indian military personnel from the archipelago and has threatened to review agreements with India.
November 02, 2023

The Costs of India’s Abstention on Gaza Truce Resolution

By Sudha Ramachandran
Not only has India lost its moral voice but also, its abstention undermines its claims to leadership of the Global South.

October 31, 2023

Will India’s Vizhinjam Port Make Waves in Global Transshipment Business?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Located near India’s southern tip and just 10 nautical miles from the international shipping route, the port could attract huge container ships.

October 12, 2023

India’s Modi Voices Solidarity With Israel After Hamas Attack

By Sudha Ramachandran
This is a huge shift from the past, when India was a vociferous champion of the Palestinian cause.

October 06, 2023

Is India Preparing to Allow the Taliban Regime Diplomatic Representation in New Delhi?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Last week, Afghan diplomats aligned with the Ashraf Ghani government announced the ceasing of operations in the Afghan embassy in the Indian capital.
October 03, 2023

Ajai Sahni on Canada and the Khalistani Movement

By Sudha Ramachandran
“The present ‘movement’ is diaspora-led, fed by the ISI and implicitly supported by some countries, most prominently Canada, for geostrategic reasons and domestic political imperatives.”

September 16, 2023

Did Saudi Arabia Signal Willingness to De-hyphenate India and Pakistan in Its South Asia Policy?

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Saudi Crown Prince did not hop across to Pakistan after his recent trip to India.

September 12, 2023

Is India’s Ruling BJP Getting Jittery?

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Modi government has announced a special session of Parliament. Is it planning to advance general elections?

September 05, 2023

Avinash Paliwal on What Lies Ahead for Bangladesh

By Sudha Ramachandran
“If [Prime Minister] Hasina is unable to curb electoral violence, and is unable to offer patronage to the military elites, the chances of [military] intervention increase.”

August 31, 2023

Is Communal Violence Inevitable? Nuh in Northern India Said ‘No’ Earlier This Week

By Sudha Ramachandran
Unlike a month ago, on August 28, the BJP government prevented communal violence by not permitting a provocative religious procession and taking preventive measures.
August 21, 2023

Muqtedar Khan on Why Religious Nationalism Is Poisoning South Asia

By Sudha Ramachandran
“The current plight of Indian Muslims is a direct consequence of Jinnah’s vision and the emergence of copycat Hindu nationalism, which essentially embraces the same idea of religious nationalism.”

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