M.K. Bhadrakumar


Retired Ambassador; Columnist for Hindu and Deccan Herald Indian newspapers, Rediff.com, Asia Times and Strategic Culture Foundation, Moscow

Previous positions: career diplomat for 30 years in the Indian Foreign Service: served in the Indian Embassy in Moscow (1975-1977; 1987-1998); Under Secretary (1977-1979), Joint Secretary (1992-1995), Director (1989-1991), Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan Division & Kashmir Unit, Foreign Ministry; held posts in the Indian Missions in Bonn, Colombo, Seoul; Charge d’Affaires, Indian embassies in Kuwait and Kabul; Acting/Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad; Ambassador to Turkey and Uzbekistan.

Research interests: Indian foreign policy, Russian-Indian relations, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia, energy security, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. Author of numerous publications in India and abroad on Russia, Central Asia, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and the Middle East as well as on energy issues and regional security.


Modi’s Surge to Break New Ground with China Is Fruitful
The Wuhan summit is a success story for Modi. There isn’t going to be a war in the Himalayas. As Modi launches a do-or-die campaign shortly to seek a renewed mandate in the 2019 poll, peace and

M.K. Bhadrakumar
Narendra Modi and His “Muscular Diplomacy”
Russia is a global power and it is unreasonable on India’s part to put pre-conditions on its relations with third countries. Russia is not being prescriptive about the pro-US slant in India’s foreign

M.K. Bhadrakumar
India-Pakistan War: Tashkent Declaration – Then and Now
India-Pakistan normalization was in Moscow’s core interests.

M.K. Bhadrakumar
Russia-India Relationship Is Based on Bedrock of Great Trust and Confidence
Since India’s independence India and Russia have had a most meaningful and profound relationship. This strategic partnership is one of great mutual trust and understanding.

M.K. Bhadrakumar


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