Talk with Mr. Siddartha Varadarajan

On the 13th of February 2015, the Political Science Department organized a talk by Mr. Siddhartha Varadarajan. Mr. Varadarajan is an Indian American journalist, editor, and academic. He is the former editor of The Hindu, one of India’s leading English language newspapers. He has reported on the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the destruction of the Bamyan Buddhas by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq and the crisis in Kashmir. Mr. Varadarajan spoke about the historic development of the India-USA relations, drawing our attention to some of the major moments in the relationship. He spoke of the India-China-USA triangle and brought to our notice the fact that India is the weakest link in the triangle. Mr. Varadarajan also looked at the relationship between India-USA with regards to nuclear deals, militarization, fight against terrorism, trade and migration.

-Neha Dewan

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