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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
May 14, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials

By Sudha Ramachandran
Although the Narendra Modi government said it will “re-examine” and “re-consider” the sedition law, its apparent change of heart is unconvincing.

May 11, 2022

Decree Banning ‘India Out’ Campaign in Maldives Fuels Protests

By Sudha Ramachandran
President Solih is up against opposition parties as well as rivals within the ruling MDP.
April 26, 2022

Sri Lankan President and PM Locked in a Tug-of-War

By Sudha Ramachandran
Under pressure from the people to resign, Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa are scheming separately, each to sink the other to save his own seat.

April 13, 2022

Sri Lankans Gear Up to Remove the Rajapaksas

By Sudha Ramachandran
That will not be easy as the president enjoys enormous powers and cannot be impeached easily.

April 06, 2022

Rajapaksa Clan Losing Grip on Power in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
The ruling coalition, which commanded a two-thirds majority last month, is now battling for survival.

March 29, 2022

Why Does China’s Foreign Minister Want India to Put the Border Dispute on the Back-Burner?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Beijing is keen to swiftly normalize relations with India so that the Indian PM attends the upcoming BRICS summit in China.
March 23, 2022

India-Maldives Ties Caught in Archipelago’s Domestic Politics

By Sudha Ramachandran
With a proposed law to criminalize the “India Out” campaign being put in cold storage, anti-India protests will continue.

March 15, 2022

No Breakthrough at 15th Round of China-India Talks

By Sudha Ramachandran
An agreement on disengagement of troops at Hot Springs, Demchok and Depsang remains elusive.

March 09, 2022

Rising Tensions in Palk Bay Over Fishing Rights

By Sudha Ramachandran
The conflict between Sri Lankan Tamil fishermen and their ethnic kin in Tamil Nadu in India hits rough weather yet again.

February 25, 2022

India’s ‘Neutrality’ on the Ukraine Conflict Could Hurt It in the Long Run

By Sudha Ramachandran
New Delhi has been silent on Russia’s actions in Ukraine so far.

February 15, 2022

Afghanistan-Iran Disquiet Over the Helmand River

By Sudha Ramachandran
Afghanistan's damming of the Helmand River has drawn ire in neighboring Iran, the lower riparian country.
February 04, 2022

India Joins Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

By Sudha Ramachandran
China's inclusion in the Olympic torch relay of a PLA commander who participated in the assault on Indian soldiers at Galwan Valley in June 2020 prompted the Indian move.

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