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Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni

Modi must pump ‘energy’ to save friend Hasina

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 | Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni | in Oped

Knowing fully well that hiking gas prices could prove politically detrimental for the Awami League in the next election, the Hasina Govt did increase the gas price. It only indicates the precarious nature of energy crisis in Bangladesh. It is now crucial for India to ensure the pro-India Hasina Government...

Over-reliance on CPEC will fly in the face of Pak

Saturday, 26 Nov 2016 | Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni | in Oped

Instead of getting overly apprehensive, perhaps it would be pertinent for India to take a back seat and allow the game to unfold. Contrary to the commonly held view that the CPEC will help Pakistan develop close ties with China, the project is bound to cost Pakistan long term socio-economic and...

Uri fury mustn’t jeopardise PM’s pro-Baloch plan

Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 | Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni | in Oped

Deliberation on Pakistan’s possible motives is a useful exercise which proponents of military action must objectively undertake at this juncture. Any hasty reaction might lead us into the trap that Pakistan’s civilian and military leadership has laid out for India In response to the tragic Uri terror attack, a lot have...

Trade tangles in S Asia: Give the spoiler hell

Saturday, 17 Sep 2016 | Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni | in Oped

Afghanistan President’s clear-cut message to Islamabad to mend its ways on Afghanistan’s trade transit to India or face roadblocks in Pakistan’s efforts to enhance presence in Central Asia is Ashraf Ghani’s political master-stroke by hitting Pakistan where it hurts the most. It is opportune moment, India should cash in on...


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