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Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India.

Sudha Ramachandran is an independent 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
June 17, 2020

Blood Spilled on the China-India Border

By Sudha Ramachandran
With dozens dead in the latest clash, Sino-Indian tensions at their highest point in decades.

May 07, 2020

India Killed Kashmir’s Top Militant Commander. What Now?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Naikoo’s elimination is a major victory at a critical time for India’s counterinsurgency forces.
April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 Catastrophe in Bangladesh

By Sudha Ramachandran
The virus risks plunging Bangladesh into social, economic, and political turmoil -- not to mention the public health crisis.

February 26, 2020

Can Kashmir’s Pandits Ever Return Home?

By Sudha Ramachandran
30 years after they were forced to flee, the return of Hindu Pandits to the Kashmir Valley remains a distant dream.

January 01, 2020

A Bumpy Road Ahead for China in South Asia

By Sudha Ramachandran
2019 may go down as the year China’s massive Belt and Road project lost its shine for South Asian partners.

November 18, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas Are Back in Power

By Sudha Ramachandran
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense secretary in his brother Mahinda's government, promises a strong hand as he takes over the presidency.
October 09, 2019

What’s India Doing in Russia’s Far East?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Is India’s interest in the Russian Far East driven more by strategic and geopolitical considerations than strict business interests?

October 01, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Political Intrigue Deepens

By Sudha Ramachandran
With elections looming, Sri Lanka’s turbulent political landscape offers more questions than answers about the country’s near-term trajectory.

August 15, 2019

Sri Lankans Up in Arms Over US Military Pacts

By Sudha Ramachandran
A proposed Status of Forces Agreement with the US is stirring up political controversy in Sri Lanka.

July 22, 2019

How Bangladesh Learned to Love the Belt and Road

By Sudha Ramachandran
Dhaka has largely avoided the major pitfalls of China’s initiative while embracing the gains.

May 31, 2019

India’s BIMSTEC Gambit

By Sudha Ramachandran
With SAARC stalled, India is turning to BIMSTEC to center its foreign policy.
February 28, 2019

India and Pakistan on the Brink

By Sudha Ramachandran
As South Asia's nuclear neighbors trade strikes and accusations, a fragile region holds its breath.

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