By Deepal Jayasekera, 19 December 2015
While currently proceeding under the aegis of the US “pivot,” Abe’s push for a closer partnership with India is driven by Japanese imperialism’s own substantial military-strategic and economic ambitions.
By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 15 December 2015
Tens of thousands of people in the capital Chennai and across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are yet to be rescued and properly assisted.
By Lee Parsons, 7 December 2015
Roy’s film chronicles the struggle of autoworkers at the assembly plant operated by Maruti Suzuki India, in Manesar, northern India.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 5 December 2015
The crisis in Chennai is a damning indictment of all levels of Indian government which have failed to implement serious flood-control measures or provide adequate emergency relief.
By Kranti Kumara, 27 November 2015
In an attempt to kick-start India’s languishing economy, the BJP government has raised or outright eliminated foreign investment caps.
By Sampath Perera, 25 November 2015
The documentary from filmmaker Rahul Roy sheds important light on the brutal conditions facing workers in India’s rapidly expanding, globally integrated auto industry.
By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 21 November 2015
The flood situation in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu is an indictment not only of the ruling AIADMK but also the opposition DMK.
By a WSWS reporting team, 20 November 2015
Plantation workers spoke about the Modi government’s efforts to divide workers along religious lines.
By WSWS reporting team, 14 November 2015
Anger is mounting among Kerala plantation workers over the unions’ back-room deal with employers to cut living standards.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 November 2015
In an election that was widely held to be a referendum on Modi’s premiership, the BJP suffered a major defeat.
By Arun Kumar and Keith Jones, 6 November 2015
Rank communal appeals have been front and center in the BJP’s campaign for the hotly-contested Bihar state assembly election.
By Vijith Samarasinghe, 2 November 2015
The conflict engulfing the small Himalayan state is another illustration of the sharp geo-political tensions building up across Asia.
By Arun Kumar, 27 October 2015
There is growing anger among plantation workers across the southern Indian state of Kerala over the unions’ wage betrayal.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 7 October 2015
As part of its anti-China “pivot”, Washington has long been pressing India to join US-led trilateral and quadrilateral initiatives with Japan and Australia.
By Arun Kumar and Sathish Simon, 3 October 2015
The state-wide strike in Kerala followed an angry walkout by thousands of estate workers against a sell-out deal involving the unions, employers and the state government.
By Sampath Perera, 28 September 2015
In the run-up to today’s meeting between Indian Prime Minister Modi and US President Obama, New Delhi and Washington have further enhanced their military-security ties.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 19 September 2015
Talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart focused on deepening economic and military ties between the two countries.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 16 September 2015
Saturday’s tragedy resulted from the widespread practice of storing explosives in residential areas to maximise profits.
By Sampath Perera, 12 September 2015
For months, India and Pakistan have been regularly exchanging artillery fire across the Line of Control that separates Indian and Pakistan-held Kashmir.
By Arun Kumar, 5 September 2015
The decision by Prime Minister Modi to hold trilateral naval games involving India, the US and Japan has been encouraged by Washington as part of its aggressive “pivot” against China.
By our correspondents, 3 September 2015
While workers are determined to defend their jobs and living conditions, the unions used the strike to let off steam and keep workers tied to the political establishment.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 2 September 2015
Today’s general strike attests to workers’ opposition to the Indian bourgeoisie’s neo-liberal agenda. But the strike’s organizers, the unions and Stalinist parties, are themselves complicit in implementing that agenda.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 1 September 2015
The unions have called the September 2 strike not to mobilize workers and the rural toilers against the Modi government and its neoliberal policies but to contain the growing opposition to them.
By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones, 28 August 2015
The collapse of the Indo-Pakistani talks before they even began exemplifies the explosive tensions between the rival nuclear-armed powers.
By John Braddock, 27 August 2015
The summit was part of Indian efforts to build defence and strategic ties in the Asia-Pacific, designed to counter Chinese influence.
By Oscar Grenfell, 6 August 2015
Monsoonal downpours have created a humanitarian disaster, with the most impoverished and oppressed people among the worst affected.
By Sampath Perera, 1 August 2015
India’s 15-month-old BJP government continues to integrate New Delhi ever more completely into Washington’s anti-China “pivot.”
By James Cogan, 20 June 2015
Military deployments are taking place in Asia that would be viewed in China as preparations for a potential provocation.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 16 June 2015
India’s pro-US, Hindu chauvinist government was quick to tout the cross-border raid against anti-Indian separatists in Myanmar as a warning to Pakistan.
By Carl Bronski and Keith Jones, 13 June 2015
The report issued by the Truth Commission on Indian residential schools documents a horrific crime perpetrated by Canadian capitalism—a crime whose impacts reverberate to this day.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 12 June 2015
Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart declared that bilateral relations had entered a new phase.
By K. Ratnayake, 5 June 2015
As Washington ratcheted up its confrontation with China over the South China Sea, Carter’s trip to India emphasised greater naval cooperation.
By Sujeeva Amaranath, 1 June 2015
Most of the victims in the worst heatwave since 1998 are construction workers, homeless people, street dwellers and the poor.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 30 May 2015
The BJP has moved India sharply right, lending support to the US’s anti-China “pivot,” imposing austerity and pro-market “reforms,” and inciting Hindu supremacism.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 21 May 2015
Overshadowing Modi’s entire visit was the heightening of tensions across the Indo-Pacific region as a result of Washington’s “pivot to Asia.”
By Deepal Jayasekera, 15 May 2015
The newly-enacted “reforms” will further enrich local and global investors at the expense of the working class and rural toilers.
By Arun Kumar, 30 April 2015
The new leader of the Stalinist CPM has for years functioned as a member of the political establishment, helping stitch together and prop-up a series of rightwing governments.
By our correspondents in Visakhapatnam, 21 April 2015
The CPM’s new general secretary has long been associated with a party faction that favours closer relations with the Congress, India's traditional party of government.
By our correspondents in Visakhapatnam, 18 April 2015
This week’s congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) formally reaffirmed the policy under which it has propped up a series of rightwing governments dedicated to pro-market “reform.”
By our correspondents in Visakhapatnam, 16 April 2015
With the working class on a collision course with Narendra Modi and his BJP government, the Stalinists intend to redouble their efforts to chain it to the BJP’s big-business political rivals.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 13 April 2015
Support for the CPM has hemorrhaged as a result of its leading role in implementing the bourgeoisie’s drive to make India a global hub of cheap-labor production.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 27 March 2015
In a blatant attack on free speech, India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government has banned India’s Daughter, a BBC documentary on a notorious 2012 gang rape and murder in Delhi.
By Arun Kumar, 25 March 2015
Almost two thousand people have died from swine flu in India in the past four months and a further 33,000 have contracted the disease.
By Sujeewa Amaranath, 23 March 2015
While the immediate cause appears to be brake failure, the broader reason for the derailment lies in the rundown of the rail network by successive governments.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 March 2015
The Indian prime minister undertook his trip amid US encouragement of New Delhi to play a greater role in the region, in order to counter China’s influence.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 March 2015
With Washington’s backing and encouragement, India is seeking to counter China’s growing influence by harnessing key Indian Ocean island states.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 March 2015
The Indian prime minister’s tour of Indian Ocean island states is unfolding just days after the head of the US Pacific Fleet urged New Delhi to play a much larger role in the Asia-Pacific region.
By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 3 March 2015
Big business has lauded Jaitley’s budget as good for investors and profits,
By Jai Sharma, 27 February 2015
Indian IT companies have fired over 15,000 workers in the past year as they attempt to offload the impact of the global capitalist crisis.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 25 February 2015
Four bilateral agreements were signed during Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s trip, including a strategic civil nuclear cooperation pact.
By Kranti Kumara, 11 February 2015
The AAP has stormed to office in India’s national capital territory, winning more than 50 percent of the vote and 67 of 70 assembly seats.
By Keith Jones, 28 January 2015
US President Barack Obama returns from a three-day visit to India with a series of agreements that dramatically enhance the Indo-US “global strategic partnership.”
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 24 January 2015
In a gesture meant to underline that Washington and New Delhi are enhancing their strategic partnership, Obama will be the guest of honor at Monday’s Republic Day celebrations.
By K. Ratnayake, 21 January 2015
Reuters reported that an Indian intelligence agent was expelled before the Sri Lankan presidential election, following complaints that he assisted the opposition parties.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 17 January 2015
India’s over-riding concern is securing Sri Lanka’s shift away from Beijing.
By Kranti Kumara, 9 January 2015
The ordinances were aimed at demonstrating to big business that the government is ready to use authoritarian methods to impose neoliberal reforms.
By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 9 January 2015
The unions shut the strike down just as it was beginning to have a major impact on the country’s coal supply.
By Kranti Kumara, 10 December 2014
India’s new government is gutting labour laws and has signaled its intention to dramatically scale back price subsidies and social welfare programs.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 28 November 2014
The debacle the CPM suffered in last May’s national election has brought to a head longstanding differences over what right-wing course to follow.
By Tom Peters, 27 November 2014
The two high-profile visits to the Pacific island country came amid increasing geo-political rivalry, fuelled by US imperialism’s “pivot to Asia” against China.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 27 November 2014
The debacle the CPM suffered in last May’s national election has brought to a head longstanding differences over what right-wing course to follow.
By our correspondents, 22 November 2014
Workers and students from various workplaces and colleges came to discuss an alternative socialist perspective.
By Arun Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 21 November 2014
The trade unions were in such a hurry to end the strike that they called it off without even signing an agreement with the employer, NLC.
By Peter Symonds, 20 November 2014
The manoeuvres surrounding the Indian prime minister’s visit were likened to the “Great Game” of imperialist rivalry in Asia before World War I.
By Sujeeva Amaranth, 14 November 2014
The recent trip by Vietnam’s prime minister to India is the second high-level visit in two months involving the two countries.
11 November 2014
We urge workers and youth to attend the ICFI/WSWS supporters’ meeting in Chennai to discuss the socialist response to the threat of war.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 November 2014
By objecting to Chinese vessels docking in Sri Lanka, the Indian government is clearly acting with Washington’s support.
By Sathish Simon, 22 October 2014
Bosch auto workers have been on strike in Bangalore since September 16, fighting for higher wages and better working conditions.
By Arun Kumar, 16 October 2014
Jayaram Jayalalithaa was stripped of her post and her seat in the state assembly, and faces four years in jail.
By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 10 October 2014
India and Pakistan have exchanged bellicose warnings over what are being described as the most serious border skirmishes in more than a decade.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 3 October 2014
During his summit meeting with Obama, Prime Minister Modi signaled his readiness to align India still more closely with the US’s predatory global agenda.
By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 3 October 2014
Striking Neyveli Lignite Corporation contract workers in the southern India state of Tamil Nadu are defying a high court back-to-work order.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 1 October 2014
Modi’s new BJP government is seeking to convince world capital that India is the go-to destination for cheap labour.
By Keith Jones, 30 September 2014
Washington has made no secret it wants to “reset” Indo-US relations, so as to harness New Delhi to its anti-China “pivot.”
By John Roberts, 26 September 2014
The Indian and Vietnamese presidents issued a joint statement on the need for security in the South China Sea that was clearly aimed against China.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 24 September 2014
Xi’s visit to India was an attempt to counter the US-Japanese drive to strategically isolate and encircle China.
By Peter Symonds, 6 September 2014
The uranium pact removes an obstacle to closer military relations between Australia and India as part of broader US efforts to forge an anti-China bloc.
By Arun Kumar, 6 September 2014
Workers are demanding permanency of jobs, wage hikes and higher bonuses.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 4 September 2014
Modi’s Japan trip launched a month of hectic diplomacy in which India’s prime minister will meet the heads of government of all the key powers in the military-strategic confrontation between US imperialism and China.
By our correspondents, 28 August 2014
Rajakani Traders has been operating for about eight years despite repeated local complaints about the depot’s location.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 August 2014
US Defense Secretary Hagel claimed that Washington is offering India military co-development and co-production deals unlike those the US has “with any other country.”
By Deepal Jayasekera, 6 August 2014
Despite disagreements on economic issues, US and Indian leaders consolidated their strategic and military partnership directed against China.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 31 July 2014
The Secretary of State and Defense Secretary are visiting India to strengthen the partnership between the two countries as Washington intensifies its war preparations against China and Russia.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 26 July 2014
In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions.
By Keith Jones, 11 July 2014
The budget announced a flurry of measures to strengthen big business control over economic life and make India’s workers and toilers pay for the capitalist crisis.
By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 1 July 2014
The bail application hearing for the framed-up Maruti Suzuki India workers continues to drag on in the Supreme Court.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 June 2014
Beijing is trying to counter US and Japanese attempts to draw India more tightly into their campaign to isolate and militarily encircle China.
By S. Jayanth, 4 June 2014
Despite Rajapakse’s efforts to ease tensions, the new Indian government is pressing Colombo to make a power-sharing deal with the island’s Tamil elites.
By Keith Jones, 28 May 2014
Big business has strongly supported the coming to power of the BJP with the expectation that a Modi-led government will ram through pro-market “reforms.”
By K. Ratnayake and Keith Jones, 24 May 2014
In the second national election in succession, the Stalinist-led Left Front lost more than half of its seats and saw its vote share fall sharply.
By Keith Jones, 21 May 2014
The Hindu communalist BJP was the utterly unwarranted beneficiary of mass popular anger with the ten year-old Congress Party-led government.
By Keith Jones, 19 May 2014
The BJP’s victory and the collapse of the Congress and Stalinist parties reflect a realignment of Indian politics presaging a vast intensification of the class struggle.
By Keith Jones, 17 May 2014
India’s BJP regime will be a government of extreme crisis, tasked with implementing socially incendiary “pro-market” reforms in the face of popular opposition.
By Arun Kumar and W.A. Sunil, 17 May 2014
The management of Toyota in India has taken new steps to intimidate the auto maker’s unionized workforce at its two plants.
By Keith Jones, 16 May 2014
Washington intends to use the coming to power of a new Indian prime minister to harness India more tightly to its anti-China “pivot to Asia.”
By Deepal Jayasekera, 13 May 2014
India’s support may be cautiously-worded, but it is inflammatory under conditions where Washington has been encouraging the states of East Asia to press their territorial claims against Beijing.
By our correspondents, 12 May 2014
Workers voiced their anger with all the parties of the establishment, including the ostensible left parties.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 8 May 2014
In the wake of the communal massacre of more than three dozen Muslims in Assam, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has amplified his communally-charged denunciations of Bangladeshi Muslim migrants.
By Sasi Kumar, 3 May 2014
All the parties and fronts that are contesting the elections in Tamil Nadu are committed to continuing the socially incendiary economic “reforms” demanded by foreign investors and Indian big business.
By Nanda Wickremasinghe and Deepal Jayasekera, 1 May 2014
While the Congress Party claims to be the party of “inclusive growth”, its UPA government has presided over a huge increase in social inequality.