Episode 96 – India’s Domestic and Foreign Policy

Uzair talks to Pramit Pal Chaudhuri about domestic and foreign policy developments in India. The conversation focuses on state elections in the country, Yogi’s bid to become a national leader, India’s relations with China and Russia, and Modi’s outreach to Nawaz.

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is Foreign Editor of the Hindustan Times and a Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Aspen Centre, and Foreign Editor of the Hindustan Times, the primary newspaper of the Indian capital New Delhi.

Among India’s most prominent commentators on the country’s political and economic relations with the rest of the world, Mr. Pal Chaudhuri combines this with extensive insight into the intricacies of the domestic situation in India.


0:00 Introduction

1:35 State elections in India

12:30 Modi v. Yogi

20:46 India’s emerging foreign policy

28:55 Relations with China

33:36 India’s relations with the Middle East

36:10 Relations with Russia

43:50 Delhi’s view of Pakistan

53:36 Reading recommendations

Reading Recommendations:

The New BJP: Modi and the Making of the World’s Largest Political Party by Nalin Mehta

The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World by Dr. S. Jaishankar