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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 26, 2021

Sri Lanka Bows to Chinese Pressure Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
Colombo has agreed to pay millions of dollars to a Chinese company that has reportedly supplied it with contaminated organic fertilizer.

November 15, 2021

Gotabaya’s Underwhelming Presidency

By Sudha Ramachandran
The president’s excessive reliance on the military to govern Sri Lanka has plunged the country in multiple crises.
November 08, 2021

India’s Sedition Law Needs to Be Buried

By Sudha Ramachandran
Several Indians who celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India in a recent cricket match were slapped with sedition charges. That's just the latest example of the law's abuse to quell dissent.

October 22, 2021

India’s Congress Party Woos Women Voters in Uttar Pradesh

By Sudha Ramachandran
Will the strategy work in a state that is notorious for its patriarchy and misogyny?

October 14, 2021

Disquiet on India’s Northern Front

By Sudha Ramachandran
With the 13th round of the India-China military talks failing, Indian and Chinese soldiers will have to suffer another freezing winter in the Himalayas.

October 05, 2021

Should India Accept the Taliban’s Invitation?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Shutting down its educational and capacity building work among Afghans is simply not an option.
October 04, 2021

Is Another ‘Friction Point’ Emerging Along the India-China Border?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Indian troops did not confront or push back Chinese soldiers who entered the Indian side of the disputed border at Barahoti.

September 10, 2021

What Role Will the Taliban’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Play in the New Government?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Akhundzada’s word will be final on all matters – political, religious, and military

September 03, 2021

Sri Lanka: Where Generals Fight the Coronavirus, Food and Fuel Shortages

By Sudha Ramachandran
The country's heavily militarized COVID-19 response has failed to stem the advance of a deadly third wave.

August 19, 2021

Mullah Baradar: Afghanistan’s President-in-Waiting?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Baradar appears as a moderate today but as part of the Taliban regime in the 1996-2001 period, he participated in horrific massacres.

August 12, 2021

India Steps Up Evacuation of Its Nationals From Afghanistan

By Sudha Ramachandran
India's likely "benign support" to the Afghan government will neither turn the war in Kabul's favor nor appease the Taliban.
August 08, 2021

Indian and Chinese Troops Disengage from Gogra

By Sudha Ramachandran
The establishment of buffer zones in areas of disengagement is eating into territory formerly under Indian control.

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