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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
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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.

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.

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