About Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri has resumed as foreign editor of Hindustan Times after a two year lapse. A member of a clutch of think tanks of which his favourite is an Italian one that takes him to Tuscany most summers, he genuinely likes to muck about the ponderous economic and political issues that make the world turn. On the bright side, he likes chocolate, football and Old Monk Rum.

The Indian Muslim community is worried about the possible advent of a Narendra Modi government — and understandably so given the unanswered questions regarding the 2002 Gujarat riots. [Read more]

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India is heading to be declared a “priority foreign country” by the United States Trade Representative over its intellectual property rights. It is not helping things by refusing to meet US officials to discuss the issue. [Read more]

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As India becomes caught in electoral frenzy, there is the odd interest among a few of the citizenry about whom the rest of the world would like to see win the polls. This is often coupled with a conspiracy theory or another largely because the truth is that most foreign governments don’t really have a favourite candidate in mind – though many Indians one meets find that hard to believe. [Read more]

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India is probably more dependent on the West Asia and North Africa region than any other part of the world, especially that big chunk of WANA that is around the Persian Gulf. And it is one of the regions which the Indian strategic community struggles to get its head around. [Read more]

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The geopolitics of the Persian Gulf is becoming curiouser and curiouser.

The story so far: Saudi Arabia has been struggling to hold together a coalition of Sunni Arab kingdoms to buttress against a possible Iranian diplomatic breakout. [Read more]

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