Sunil Chacko

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe taking off his face mask as he arrives to speak to the media

Shinzo Abe ‘retires’ again, perhaps just for now

The failure so far to change Article 9 in the Japanese Constitution that was imposed by the US occupation forces...

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Time for Nambi Narayanan Scientists’ Protection Act

This is needed to prevent what happened to Nambi and so many others, who suffered professional deaths, actual deaths, or...

A girl taking medicines from a window after giving the swab sample

Vested interests crippling India’s medical devices R&D, impacting FDI

Despite the efforts of PM Modi, top-ranking government officials in major economies and company executives are still feeling that ‘India...

A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Quad’s operations HQ should be Andaman

Located roughly at the fulcrum of the Indo-Pacific, close to Myanmar, Thailand and the Malacca Strait through which the bulk...

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PLA violated Geneva Conventions by using medieval torture clubs

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and officers used medieval torture instruments—clubs with metal spikes, and heavy rods wrapped...

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Time for a 21st century Indo-Pacific Charter

Tokyo: The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming both the centre of world economic gravity as well as the locus of Great...

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India set to chair WHO’s Executive Board

India is set to be elected Chair of the World Health Organization’s decision-making Executive Board at its 73rd World Health...

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Japanese investment to India: Possibilities and constraints

Japan has thousands of mid-size companies with good technologies. Combining with Indian manufacturing, those technologies can contribute to the foundation...

Covid-19: Realistic strategy needed to combat emerging infections

It’s puzzling why medications already in the market are not being put through essentially accelerated phase IV clinical trials, especially...

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Ageing Japan can make use of India’s demographic dividend

Common heritage and shared struggle in history are a plus for India-Japan, however, Indians are slow in taking the massive...

The 7th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African development opened in Yokohama on Wednesday.

Japan sees India as ally in its outreach to Africa

The scramble by major economies for influence in Africa is understandable.   TOKYO: Japan’s flagship Tokyo International Conference on African...

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Modi raises India’s profile at G20 meeting in Osaka

Osaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a key role in the G20 meeting of 19 leading economic nations and the European...

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As Modi returns, Abe tries to search for a lasting legacy

In 2018, Japan was one of world’s top purchasers of American defence equipment, and it has just announced its intent...

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Demonetisation was suggested by Bill and Nandan

The billionaires advocated an exponential increase in cashless transaction and demonetisation to the PMO.   Demonetisation rarely features in history,...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during their bilateral meeting in Singapore

Free trade for all: The potential that RCEP has

With services being about 55% of India’s GDP, agreement on the free movement of skilled personnel and related aspects of...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to their meeting at Abe's official residence

India-Japan PM summit filled with bonhomie, a model for the world

Memoranda and agreements were signed on digital technologies cooperation, especially pertaining to Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.  ...

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Kerala floods aftermath: Time to honour fishing communities in India and Japan

How should the fishing community’s selfless service be suitably rewarded, despite their protestations that they don’t need anything in return?...

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We need to remember Netaji’s life and contributions fully

Bose had an explicit strategy to liberate India from British imperialism through international collaborations, and that strategic framework of action...

India needs better cyclone management

Cyclone Ockhi left a path of devastation to life and property in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, and further north. But...

Quad needs to be more than a military alliance

TOKYO: A quadrilateral alliance (Quad) of maritime democracies India, Japan, Australia and the United States is in formation, spanning the...

India, Japan plan counter to China’s OBOR

With sweeping fanfare, China highlighted its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, now renamed as Belt and Road Forum (BRF)....

India, Japan embark on historic path of collaborative success

India and Japan have the stated goal of working together for peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region and the...