India deals with Iran for the Chabahar port – strategic deal

India has a huge strategic position in the countries of Central Asia, and even closer than that, with Afghanistan. Afghanistan is the strategic backyard of Pakistan, and left to itself, that is what Pakistan would make it to be. This was exactly what had happened earlier when the Pakistani Govt and army created the Taliban […]

What will Nitish Kumar do in terms of alliance in Bihar ?

As a practical matter, Nitish Kumar has only a couple of options as we move forward and go toward the Lok Sabha elections (the next elections in Bihar are so far away that there is no need to think about it now). Nitish Kumar built his image as a person who would bring out Bihar […]

The separation between the JD(U) and the BJP in Bihar – first impact of Modi ..

This separation was not something that either party was looking for, but for the JD(U), this was a choice that was very difficult for them. The JD(U) is essentially a party that had leaders born out of the same kind of background as other leaders like Laloo Prasad Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and the like. […]