Ananth Krishnan

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Opinion | On India-China ties, Modi and Xi have the will. Do they have a way?

The two leaders have pressed ahead with their ‘informal summits’ despite little prospect of progress on long-standing trade and territorial disputes. Building confidence is the key, even if it means sweeping some things under the carpet.

The two leaders have pressed ahead with their ‘informal summits’ despite little prospect of progress on long-standing trade and territorial disputes. Building confidence is the key, even if it means sweeping some things under the carpet.

18 Oct 2019 - 12:21PM
Opinion | The awkward elephant in the room when Xi and Modi meet

India’s continued opposition to China’s Belt and Road Initiative could complicate President Xi Jinping’s visit next month.

India’s continued opposition to China’s Belt and Road Initiative could complicate President Xi Jinping’s visit next month.

23 Sep 2019 - 10:05PM
Asian Angle | Can China and India agree on new ways to solve old problems?

The 1988 model adopted by Deng Xiaoping and Rajiv Gandhi to shelve differences and find common ground to cooperate needs to evolve as both countries have changed since their time, writes Ananth Krishnan.

The 1988 model adopted by Deng Xiaoping and Rajiv Gandhi to shelve differences and find common ground to cooperate needs to evolve as both countries have changed since their time, writes Ananth Krishnan.

26 Jul 2019 - 9:09PM
Opinion | India should ignore US-China politics in making Huawei call

India should be clear-eyed about the benefits and costs of engaging with the Chinese firm, rather than get lost in a debate about geopolitics.

India should be clear-eyed about the benefits and costs of engaging with the Chinese firm, rather than get lost in a debate about geopolitics.

13 Jul 2019 - 6:26PM
Asian Angle | Cringeworthy, yes, but Ivanka Trump had something to say about US-India ties

As cringeworthy as it was to watch Donald Trump’s daughter at the G20, her glowing comments about India carry a message worth noting.

As cringeworthy as it was to watch Donald Trump’s daughter at the G20, her glowing comments about India carry a message worth noting.

5 Jul 2019 - 6:16PM
For Modi 2.0, India’s US-China balancing act just got trickier

Border stand-offs with China, air strikes in Pakistan, and a strong-arm approach to India’s smaller neighbours marked Narendra Modi’s first term as prime minister. Now safely re-elected, is it time for the friendly approach?

Border stand-offs with China, air strikes in Pakistan, and a strong-arm approach to India’s smaller neighbours marked Narendra Modi’s first term as prime minister. Now safely re-elected, is it time for the friendly approach?

25 May 2019 - 5:31PM
Opinion | China and India look to cooperate despite belt and road disagreements

New Delhi’s absence at the Belt and Road Forum would not have any negative impact on Sino-India ties as the two countries have moved to stabilise their relationship.

New Delhi’s absence at the Belt and Road Forum would not have any negative impact on Sino-India ties as the two countries have moved to stabilise their relationship.

25 Apr 2019 - 7:38PM
Opinion | For China, 62 billion reasons to be cautious in India-Pakistan crisis

Beijing has long walked a tightrope between Delhi and Islamabad, but the US$62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has changed the game. Can it maintain these newly close relations while preserving regional stability?

Beijing has long walked a tightrope between Delhi and Islamabad, but the US$62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has changed the game. Can it maintain these newly close relations while preserving regional stability?

2 Mar 2019 - 11:12PM
Opinion | Can China and India salvage their relationship ‘reset’ at this week’s ‘other summit’ with Russia?

Away from the media spotlight of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, another meeting is taking place – one that’s less well-known, but equally significant

Away from the media spotlight of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, another meeting is taking place – one that’s less well-known, but equally significant

10 Dec 2019 - 11:19PM
On Reflection | How China can warm India to its new-found financial clout

Sri Lanka shows Beijing’s enduring influence in South Asia. But as a long-time critic of its expansionist policies, New Delhi still needs convincing

Sri Lanka shows Beijing’s enduring influence in South Asia. But as a long-time critic of its expansionist policies, New Delhi still needs convincing

18 Jan 2019 - 8:57PM
Asian Angle | For India and China, uncertainty is the only sure thing about 2019
  • Last year saw the two countries repair their relations after the deep freeze caused by the 2017 Doklam stand-off. But while they grow closer, it is obvious they have different priorities – particularly where the US is concerned
  • Last year saw the two countries repair their relations after the deep freeze caused by the 2017 Doklam stand-off. But while they grow closer, it is obvious they have different priorities – particularly where the US is concerned
11 Jan 2019 - 7:27PM
The other G20 meeting: can Xi and Modi solve the China-India border paradox?

Both China and India agree on what a resolution entails, but neither wants it, for different reasons

Both China and India agree on what a resolution entails, but neither wants it, for different reasons

30 Nov 2018 - 2:25PM
Asian Angle | In India and China, #MeToo has much further to go

Two cases – involving Chinese television anchor Zhu Jun and Indian politician M.J. Akbar – have galvanised women. But the movement is not short of hurdles, and there is no guarantee those who speak out will succeed.

Two cases – involving Chinese television anchor Zhu Jun and Indian politician M.J. Akbar – have galvanised women. But the movement is not short of hurdles, and there is no guarantee those who speak out will succeed.

19 Oct 2018 - 4:25PM