India's foreign policy under the second Modi government will take account of a turbulent world in which the old verities are disappearing and domestic political compulsions exert overwhelming influence on external postures
The brief interaction between Modi and Sharif in Paris paved way for a meeting between the NSAs of the two states in Bangkok on 6 December. It is these unobtrusive talks by empowered envoys in neutral venues which will achieve real results
If Prime Minister Modi is India's Sachin Tendulkar, External Affairs Minister is Rahul Dravid. In the past year Swaraj has quietly supporting Prime Minister Modi and ratcheted up a number of achievements, from evacuating thousands of Indians from conflict zones to leading India's engagement in the middle east.
Relations between India and Bangladesh have been limping along a road paved with good intentions, but little action. Will the new government in Delhi make things better or worse for its smaller and weaker neighbour? There are concerns, but there is also optimism, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be the man to do business with