Arul Louis

Arul Louis

About Arul Louis

The author a New York-based journalist, is a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Society for Policy Studies

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'India's recovery is on a solid path'; is world's top economic performer, says UN report; apparel exports driving Bangladesh's growth

“India's recovery is on a solid path,” the UN said on Thursday, reporting that the country recorded the highest estimated growth rate among the major economies last year and is set to be on the same trajectory during this year and the next

US envoy nominees for India, Pakistan cleared by key Senate committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the nomination of Eric Garcetti to be the US ambassador to India and Donald Armin Blome to be the US envoy to Pakistan, positions that have been vacant for quite some time

India may evade US sanctions for buying Russian defence system out of ‘geostrategic considerations’

US President Joe Biden's nominee as top official dealing with sanctions has clearly hinted that India, a “vital ally” against China, may be spared sanctions for buying the S400 Triumf anti-missile defence system from Russia

India, Pakistan may finally get new US envoys as Senate deadlock ends

With internal wrangling in the Senate over nominations abating, the appointment of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the envoy to India could finally get moving nearly six months after President Joe Biden nominated him even as New Delhi has gone for almost a year without an ambassadorial US representation

Wheel turns full circle: Portugal now has prime minister, two cabinet members of Indian origin

The arc of history sometimes bends in unexpected ways as seen in the Portuguese leadership 60 years after the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule.  Portugal is now led by people of Indian descent with family ties to the former colony - Prime Minister António Luís Santos da Costa, Finance Minister Joao Leao and Planning Minister Nelson de…

Islamic State reviving in South Asia; 66 Indian-origin terrorists operating abroad: US counterterrorism report

At least 66 identified Indian-origin terrorists were operating abroad with the global terrorist organisation Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has sprouted new branches in Pakistan and India and also marked  its presence in Bangladesh and the Maldives through affiliates, according to the US State Department

US has paid a heavy price for condoning the Bangladesh genocide in 1971

As a result of the Nixon-Kissinger folly that made it an accomplice of the Pakistani crimes in Bangladesh, Washington is now facing a formidable rival in China, writes Arul Louis for South Asia Monitor

India is in a tough neighbourhood, will work to secure the country from aggression, says US ambassador nominee Garcetti

India is situated in a tough neighbourhood and, as US envoy, he will work to achieve India's security as “few nations are more vital to the future of American security and prosperity than India,” Eric Garcetti, President Joe Biden's nominee as the next ambassador to India said at his confirmation hearing

Senate panel to take up long-delayed confirmation process for envoys to India, Pakistan

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to take up the long-delayed confirmation process for Eric Garcetti as the ambassador to India and Donald Armin Blome as the envoy to Pakistan on Tuesday

Gautam Raghavan is appointed by Biden as head of White House personnel office

US President Joe Biden has appointed Gautam Raghavan, an Indian American, as head of the White House personnel office

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