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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 05, 2024

Foes CPN-UML and the Nepali Congress Turn Friends to Form New Nepali Government

By Sudha Ramachandran
The political promiscuity of its parties, not the electoral system, is responsible for the country’s prolonged instability.

June 20, 2024

Terrorist Attack at Reasi Sets Alarm Bells Ringing in India’s Security Establishment

By Sudha Ramachandran
The targeted attack on Hindu pilgrims traveling by bus to a revered temple came weeks ahead of the start of the annual Amarnath Yatra.
June 17, 2024

Khurram Husain on China’s Declining Interest in CPEC

By Sudha Ramachandran
China's main interest now is “safeguarding the commercial viability of their existing investments, and security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan."

June 08, 2024

BJP ‘Proxies’ Routed in General Elections in Kashmir Valley

By Sudha Ramachandran
The National Conference won two of three seats in the valley while the third seat was won by a jailed Kashmiri political separatist.

May 31, 2024

Why Is the RSS Distancing Itself From the BJP?

By Sudha Ramachandran
BJP and RSS leaders are going to great lengths to send out the message that the RSS is a cultural organization and uninvolved in the BJP’s political activity.

May 19, 2024

Jabin Jacob on China’s Growing Influence in South Asia

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Chinese influence has only encouraged instability in Nepalese politics.”
May 10, 2024

BJP Shrinks Away From Facing Voters in Kashmir

By Sudha Ramachandran
Hugely unpopular among Kashmiris, India's ruling party would have lost had it dared to contest in the valley.

May 04, 2024

BJP’s Endorsement of Accused Sexual Predator Prajwal Revanna Is Not Surprising

By Sudha Ramachandran
The party has a history of condoning rape and sexual harassment for the sake of power and political expediency.

April 19, 2024

Will the BJP Gain a Toehold in Southern Indian States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala?

By Sudha Ramachandran
The party may increase its vote share in these states but votes may not translate into seats in parliament.

April 08, 2024

Christophe Jaffrelot on What Makes Brand Modi Successful

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Like many populists, Modi is a chameleon -- this is his brand. Everyone can find in him what he or she is looking for.”

April 02, 2024

Modi’s Visit to Bhutan Amid Elections in India Raises Questions

By Sudha Ramachandran
His government appears apprehensive over a Bhutan-China deal that undermines Indian security.
March 12, 2024

S. D. Muni on India and its Neighborhood

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Sections of the Indian establishment have supported the restoration of the monarchy in Nepal because Indian diplomacy is finding it increasingly difficult to deal with a turbulent democracy.”

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