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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
July 26, 2021

Will US Concerns Over India’s Democracy Dampen the Mood During Blinken’s Visit?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Cooperation in Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific and countering COVID-19 are on the agenda of the bilateral talks.

July 15, 2021

Mohamed Zeeshan on How India Can Grow Its Global Influence

By Sudha Ramachandran
“There is space for India to position itself as the organizer of a global development coalition.”
July 13, 2021

Prime Minister Modi Plays the ‘Tibet Card’ Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
This may impress his fans at home. But will it frighten the Chinese?

June 30, 2021

Drone Attacks on Military Installation Rattle India’s Security Establishment

By Sudha Ramachandran
If a Pakistani hand is found behind the recent drone strikes, it could impact the nascent India-Pakistan peace process.

June 21, 2021

Prime Minister Modi Extends Kashmir an Olive Branch

By Sudha Ramachandran
Modi's invitation for Jammu and Kashmir's political parties to attend a meeting in New Delhi is aimed at kick-starting the election process there.

June 14, 2021

India Breathes Easy With a Maldivian Becoming UNGA President

By Sudha Ramachandran
India expects the coming year at the UNGA to be tension-free.
June 10, 2021

High-Profile Rape Trial Continues India’s Sordid Tradition of Victim-Blaming  

By Sudha Ramachandran
The judge’s report in the case against Tarun Tejpal sparked outrage for its misogynistic scrutiny of the plaintiff.

June 07, 2021

After Container Ship Fire, Sri Lanka Faces Environmental Catastrophe

By Sudha Ramachandran
Hazardous chemicals, plastic micro-pellets, and now an oil spill -- the sinking X-Press Pearl has done incalculable damage to Sri Lanka's coast and waters.

June 01, 2021

Lakshadweep: Trouble in Paradise?

By Sudha Ramachandran
A series of controversial changes by a BJP appointee is causing concern on the island chain.

May 25, 2021

China Completes New Highway Near De Facto Border With India

By Sudha Ramachandran
The highway will enable the People’s Liberation Army to mobilize troops and military equipment faster overland to the Line of Actual Control.

May 17, 2021

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan: From Street Power to Electoral Force?

By Sudha Ramachandran
In dealing with the Islamist group, the Imran Khan government has lurched from one extreme to another.
May 11, 2021

Nepal’s Oli Loses Trust Vote Amid Raging Second COVID-19 Wave

By Sudha Ramachandran
The trust vote was a long time in the making. What follows, however, remains uncertain.

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