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Why South Asia Should Embrace Climate Migration
February 07, 2023

Why South Asia Should Embrace Climate Migration

By Mahika Khosla
Migration is often framed as a failure of climate adaptation. It’s better seen as an effective and sustainable response to climate change.   

Adani Scam Tests the Credibility of India’s Institutions
February 07, 2023

Adani Scam Tests the Credibility of India’s Institutions

By Mohamed Zeeshan
The more Adani and his backers deploy nationalism to deflect and shut down questions, the more doubts will grow and linger amongst foreign investors.
India’s Aircraft Carriers Key to Indo-Pacific Strategy
February 07, 2023

India’s Aircraft Carriers Key to Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Ashok Sharma and David Rising
A refurbished Russian aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, will join the indigenously manufactured INS Vikrant soon to boost India’s power projection in the Indian Ocean.

Why Even in a Crisis India May Not Block Maritime Trade With China
February 04, 2023

Why Even in a Crisis India May Not Block Maritime Trade With China

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The same sea lanes that China depends on serve India’s friends and partners as well.

Indian Couples Begin Legal Battle for Same-Sex Marraige
February 04, 2023

Indian Couples Begin Legal Battle for Same-Sex Marraige

By Sheikh Saaliq
Four gay couples have filed petitions to India's Supreme Court seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage amid growing tolerance toward the LGBTQ community.

iCET: Strengthening the India-US Tech Agenda
February 04, 2023

iCET: Strengthening the India-US Tech Agenda

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The U.S.-India strategic relationship looks to be set on firm footing, with both sides keen to materialize deeper collaboration across defense and critical and emerging technologies.

Hindu Nationalism on Display in India’s G20 Presidency
February 03, 2023

Hindu Nationalism on Display in India’s G20 Presidency

By Ritumbra Manuvie and Alena Kahle
The G-20 must avoid giving legitimacy to an exclusionary nation-branding project in which minorities are banished to the sidelines.
This Week in Asia: February 3, 2023
February 03, 2023

This Week in Asia: February 3, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.

Why Has India Missed Deadlines For Fencing the India-Bangladesh Border?
February 03, 2023

Why Has India Missed Deadlines For Fencing the India-Bangladesh Border?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Fencing of the 4,097-km-long border began in 1986 but a 952-km-long stretch remains to be fenced.

Should India Allow the Taliban Regime to Station Its Envoy in Delhi?
February 03, 2023

Should India Allow the Taliban Regime to Station Its Envoy in Delhi?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Allowing the Taliban to send an ambassador would amount to according to a terrorist organization a measure of recognition.

Modi Government Raises Spending on Job Creation Ahead of Election
February 01, 2023

Modi Government Raises Spending on Job Creation Ahead of Election

By Krutika Pathi
While the budget provides respite to the middle class through tax relief measures, the 30 percent cut in spending on rural jobs programs will hurt the poor in India’s villages.
What Did India’s Congress Party Achieve With Its 4,000-km ‘Unity’ March?
February 01, 2023

What Did India’s Congress Party Achieve With Its 4,000-km ‘Unity’ March?

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
The rally may have reshaped leader Rahul Gandhi’s image, but will other opposition parties rally behind him and his party?

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