Kissinger

  • What China's 'peaceful rise' means for India Part II: India and China in history September 16, 2014

    History is central to all nationalist mythos. This is especially true for China, whose perceptions of its past substantially contribute to its conduct in the present and to its belief in the inevitability of its emergence as a super power. And in this context, Western scholars over the last 300...
  • Uncovering the truth about the Bangladesh war November 12, 2013

    Professor Gary Bass of Princeton University has written The Blood Telegram: India's Secret War in East Pakistan, tapping into newly declassified resources, including hours of White House tapes. The book makes no bones about the fact that the massive refugee crisis in the runup to the 1971 war could have...
  • Ahead of 1971 war, Nixon branded his envoy to India as traitor October 18, 2013

    Washington: Reluctant to hear anything against then Pakistan president Gen Yahya Khan and his army ahead of the 1971 war, the then US President Richard Nixon branded his own envoy to India as a "traitor" and an "Indian mouthpiece", says a new book based on declassified documents. In fact, Nixon wanted...
  • Cables released by WikiLeaks were accessed 'legitimately' April 9, 2013

    Washington: Unlike in the past, the latest tranche of secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have not been leaked, but have been "legitimately obtained from a US government web site" and released in a userfriendly searchable format. These diplomatic cables about 1.7 million from the period of 197376 ...
  • WikiLeaks haunts Congress, Opposition seeks answers April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: WikiLeaks returned to haunt the Congress party on Monday which trashed reports claiming that Rajiv Gandhi was a middleman for a Swedish aircraft company before entering politics but the Opposition demanded that the "truth" be made public. The Congress made it clear that the reports had no basis...
  • Steve Jobs told Pope he was Kissinger in prank call April 30, 2012

    A neverseenbefore interview with Apple cofounder Steve Jobs will premiere next month. In the interview, Jobs speaks about how he pulled off a prank call to the Pope, saying he was US secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Jobs was interviewed by journalist Bob Cringely in 1995 for a Channel 4 series...
  • No secret deal with India during 1971 war: Kissinger March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger, the architect of the US' historic opening to China, has denied that that the US struck a secret pact with India to prevent an attack on West Pakistan in 1971. Known in India for unflattering comments on former prime minister Indira Gandhi, he sought to...
  • Germans, Americans awarded for Berlin Wall's fall November 10, 2009

    Berlin: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on leaders on Sunday to bring down the walls of the 21st century, as she accepted an award for the role of the American people in the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. "There is no wall we cannot topple,...
  • Watch: Kissinger pitches in for Hillary Clinton November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Former US secretary of state and nobel prize winner Henry Kissinger spoke exclusively to CNNIBN on Obama's choice of Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state. Henry Kissinger says, I was taken by surprise. It is likely to happen simply because nobody has denied it. She is highly...
  • Ndeal not the essence of IndoUS ties: Kissinger June 17, 2008

    New York: The United States of America is gearing up for presidential and Congressional elections in November. And while the administration and Republican Party seem resigned to the delay, Democrats too are in no hurry to push for the completion of the IndoUS Civilian Nuclear Agreement. Three years ago the IndoUS Civilian...
  • US tries to nudge India forward on nuclear deal June 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi recently highlighted the importance of nuclear energy in view of rising global oil prices. Nuclear energy has gained much importance in view of the steep rise in global oil prices, she had said in a public address in Assam. But many say Government's window for...
  • Ndeal takes political centrestage again October 31, 2007

    New Delhi: It appears some of the who's who of the Washington establishment are all in Delhi from Treasury Secretary Paulson, to Henry Kissinger, nudging 84 but not old enough it appears to lend a hand to the State Department. And they are all talking the same language, a...
  • Not end of the road for nuclear deal: PM October 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh believes the IndoUS nuclear deal is not dead and hopes to win support for it from the governments allies. We have not reached the end of the road on the nuclear deal. Efforts are on to evolve a broadbased national consensus on the nuclear deal,...
  • Devil's Advocate: Kissinger on what if Ndeal fails October 29, 2007

    Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said that Washington will be disappointed if the IndoUS nuclear deal were to be shelved at this stage. Kissinger also said that if the nuclear deal falls through, then it could affect India's chances of getting a United Nations Security Council seat...