K Natwar Singh

No lowering our guard

No lowering our guard against China

China is planning to build a ‘passageway’ between Tibet and South Asia. The National People’s Congress opened in Beijing on...

Fingers crossed on Indo-Pak ceasefire

Fingers crossed on India-Pak ceasefire

Moeed Yusuf later denied that any meeting between him and Ajit Doval was held. This should be taken with a...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

While Nelson Mandela was a genuine admirer of Mahatma Gandhi, he writes, ‘In India, Gandhi had been dealing with a...

Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane met State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi

Matter of Myanmar: Our own interest is priority

It would be unwise to withdraw our ambassador. He could be called for consultations and kept in Delhi for some...

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Re-reading a Gandhi biography

Louis Fischer’s first book on the Mahatma, A Week with Gandhi was published in the United States in 1943. I read...

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What if Netaji had returned to India?

Bose would have challenged Nehru for the post of Prime Minister. In the 1920s, the two upcoming Congress leaders were...

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Trump divided the United States

Today, Washington resembles an armed fortress. ‘America is therefore the land of the future, where, in ages that lie before...

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The worst US President ever

For the first time in the history of the USA four former Presidents have condemned a serving President. Mr Donald...

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Donald Trump will not be forgotten

His amazingly thick skin makes him the most insensitive US President ever. President Donald Trump, to the relief of most...

2020: Anything that could go wrong went wrong

2020: Anything that could go wrong went wrong

2020 ends with the frightening, unprecedented worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

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My China Diary

After shaking hands, Dr Radhakrishnan patted Mao Tse Tung on the cheek.   I was posted to China-Peking in July...

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Men who shaped the 20th century

Some made the world a better place, others poisoned it.   In the second half of the 19th century were...

Farmers raise slogans during their protest against new farm law

Don’t underestimate Jat Sikh anger

I pray that reconciliation is achieved before it is too late. One of the most important duties of any government,...

Floral tributes being paid to senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel

Congress will miss Gogoi and Patel

Ahmed Patel’s death is a colossal loss to Sonia Gandhi, who gives her confidence and mind to few. She trusted...

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama attend a community service project

Obama is a remarkable man

Whether he was a great President or not only time will tell. Former US President Barack Obama’s autobiography, A Promised...

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Biden will be a blessing after Trump

In 2001, in Washington, Joe Biden hosted a lunch for Sonia Gandhi. Manmohan Singh, Murli Deora and I accompanied her....

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Mahathir in the news, for wrong reasons

He is now out of office and in his mid-nineties, still active in politics, stirring the political waters.   I...

DEMOCRACY on grunge world map

Should democracy be at mercy of public opinion?

Winston Churchill said, ‘Democracy is not perfect. Alternatives are worse.’   It is becoming clear by the day that the...

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Too many faux pas by Maharashtra Governor

The latest outrage is his ‘intemperate letter’ to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.   Maharashtra is among the largest states in...

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Trump vs Biden debate was a slanging match

Biden not only conducted himself with restrained dignity, but proved to be better debater and better prepared.   I witnessed...

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My meetings with Dev Anand

I first met him in 1962 at the United Nations Delegates Lounge.   On 2 October was Mahatma Gandhi’s one...

Equality of nations not part of UN charter

Equality of nations not part of UN charter

The UN is almost bankrupt and a lame duck outfit. Does the world need the UN?   The Charter of...

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Beginning of end of Arab-Israeli enmity

If wisdom prevails, Palestinian leadership should begin to think about normalising relations with Israel.   Early in the week an...

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar at meeting the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

India, China make modest progress

Yet the road to de-escalation is an arduous and hazardous one.  Even the critics of the Narendra Modi government’s China...