Monthly Archives: November 2015

Audio record of Carnegie book event Nov 12

The Carnegie event in Washington to launch my book –‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’ featured an introduction by Ashley Tellis, a presentation by me followed by a panel discussion featuring Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation, Daniel … Continue reading

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“Indian Machiavelli”!!

‘Breaking Defense’ covered the US launch of my book — ‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’ at Carnegie in Washington, DC, November 12. The story is accessible at http://breakingdefense.com/2015/11/indian-machiavelli-urges-confronting-china/ and is reproduced below. ——— ‘Indian Machiavelli’ Urges Confronting … Continue reading

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London preparations for PM

In London for the ECFR book event, stayed in the St Jame’s Court Hotel not far from Buckingham Palace and a Tata Taj Hotel property. For the last few days prior to PM Modi’s visit this hotel had its top … Continue reading

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RUSI book event merged with ECFR event in London

For those in the London metro who were planning on attending the Nov 9, 6PM event to launch my book — ‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’ at RUSI, please be advised that this event has been merged … Continue reading

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Modi down if BJP fails in Bihar

The next 24 hrs until the Bihar election results stream in will be a pressured, stomach-churning, wait for Narendra Modi. On his party’s success ride the next three and half years of his remaining first term in office. There are … Continue reading

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Live-streaming of the Carnegie book event Nov 12

For those interested, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC has informed me that the event associated with my new book — ‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’ on Thursday, Nov 12, 1030-1230 hrs, US Eastern Time, … Continue reading

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A counter to the American “pink flamingo” nonsense

David Barno (a retired US Army Lieutenant General) & Nora Bensahel published an article on the influential ‘War on the Rocks’ website, on November 3, 2015. It purveyed the typically stock nonsense analysis about the South Asian, India-Pakistan security situation, … Continue reading

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Is India soft-selling its hard power?

The video of the book launch event in Mumbai hosted by Asia Society on Oct 9 instant featured a conversation involving former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Vishnu Bhageat, former CINC, Western naval Command Vice Admiral Madanjit Singh and … Continue reading

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Carnegie event with Tellis, Markey, Curtis & Rossow

For those interested and residing in the Washington area and farther afield, the US launch event of my book — ‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’ is scheduled at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC for … Continue reading

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ECFR podcast

For interested persons, following my talk on the topic ‘How should the West regard India in a multipolar world?’ and interaction with the audience in the ‘Black Coffee Morning’ session 0830hrs-0930hrs, Monday, Nov 9 at the European Council For Foreign … Continue reading

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