Prashant Jha is the Washington DC-based US correspondent of Hindustan Times. He is also the editor of HT Premium. Jha has earlier served as editor-views and national political editor/bureau chief of the paper. He is the author of How the BJP Wins: Inside India's Greatest Election Machine and Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal.
Articles by Prashant Jha
Eye on polls: Rahul woos diaspora in US
Gandhi said the Indian freedom struggle began in South Africa, and Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Subas Chandra Bose, and BR Ambedkar were all NRIs who made a difference
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:07 AM IST
An erosion of Indian democracy will be a disaster for US: Rahul
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has argued that Indian democracy is a global public good and that its erosion would be a "disaster" for American national security. Speaking at a dinner hosted by diaspora member Frank Islam, Gandhi told attendees that the bedrock of an alternative vision to China?s production-based strategy had to be democracy. His comments come ahead of a visit to Washington DC by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and amid accusations from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party that Gandhi is defaming India on foreign soil.
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 12:53 AM IST
US Congress invitation puts Modi in elite club
The address is expected on the afternoon of June 22 Eastern Time, after President Joe Biden receives Modi at the White House
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 05:21 AM IST
In US, Rahul backs India’s position on Ukraine
Rahul calls for a new system of production and manufacturing where India and the US can work together.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 08:13 AM IST
US House passes bill to avert debt default: Senate to process legislation next
The passage of the bill helps the US avert what would have been an unprecedented default on its obligations and an economic crisis.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 04:24 PM IST
In California, Rahul Gandhi slams BJP, RSS, Modi for assaulting idea of India
He said Indian Muslims were most directly at the receiving end of hatred and aggression and that all minorities and the poor today in India were under attack
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:29 AM IST
PM to lead Yoga Day event at UN headquarters in New York
\Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead International Day of Yoga celebrations at the UN headquarters in New York.
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:07 AM IST
US: Allegations of fraud in Nepal refugee document 'concerning'
A US State Department spokesperson told HT that the current allegations of corruption and “unlawful fabrication of refugee documents” were concerning.
Updated on May 30, 2023 08:24 PM IST
14 IPEF nations agree to strengthen supply chains, cut reliance on China
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework has reached a deal on supply chain resilience and diversification.
Updated on May 29, 2023 04:39 AM IST
US prez, McCarthy strike deal to avert US debt default
Both the President and Speaker projected the deal as a win to convince their constituents that it meets the priorities of their respective parties
Updated on May 28, 2023 10:49 PM IST
Will new Parliament building stand the ‘test of democracy’?
Parliament is India’s pride. As it moves to a new home, HT looks at its journey, and the promise for the future.
Updated on May 27, 2023 02:13 PM IST
China not responding to US requests for open lines of communication: Pentagon
The US administration has consistently maintained that it wishes to have open lines of communication with China.
Updated on May 27, 2023 08:57 PM IST
US defence secretary to visit India in early June, defence talks on agenda
Lloyd Austin's India visit comes in the run-up to PM Modi’s visit to US, where defence cooperation is expected to figure prominently among the outcomes.
Updated on May 26, 2023 05:34 AM IST
PM Modi to address US Congress? Ro Khanna confident of invite
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed the US Congress in 2016, where he famously spoke about how the two countries have overcome “hesitations of history”.
Updated on May 26, 2023 04:32 AM IST
Ron DeSantis and the Republican paradise
While Donald Trump has surged in recent weeks, DeSantis has come to define the new culture wars waged by the GOP. Can he get America to back his agenda?
Published on May 23, 2023 08:14 PM IST
Quad summit in Hiroshima, Biden thanks leaders for flexibility: White House
Quad leaders agreed to hold the summit in Hiroshima ‘to ensure that the four leaders could come together to mark the Quad’s progress over the past year’
Updated on May 19, 2023 11:12 PM IST
Extradition cleared: US court details evidence linking Rana, Headley
The order was based on a request by the Government of India, channelled through the US government, under the provisions of the India-US extradition treaty.
Updated on May 19, 2023 02:27 AM IST
US outlines its focus on Indo-Pacific, says G7 will align countries on China
A day after President Joe Biden cancelled visit to Australia and Papua New Guinea, the United States gets into damage control mode
Updated on May 18, 2023 10:46 PM IST
What is the debt ceiling crisis? A very American problem
What’s the debt ceiling crisis that prompted the US President to cancel such a strategically significant visit?
Updated on May 18, 2023 07:37 PM IST
Sydney Quad Summit called off over US crisis
People familiar with the matter said that though the Quad Leaders Summit had been rescheduled, the PM's engagements in Australia would remain unchanged.
Updated on May 18, 2023 01:14 AM IST
ByRezaul H Laskar, Prashant Jha, New Delhi /washington
No Quad meeting after Joe Biden cancels Australia visit as US debt crisis peaks
Biden has also cancelled the Papua New Guinea leg of his trip; his visit would have been the first by any American president to a Pacific Island country.
Updated on May 17, 2023 09:06 AM IST
How the Congress won Karnataka
The combination of a rooted unified leadership, messaging around local issues, strong social coalition, and a clever campaign that capitalised on anti-incumbency helped Congress
Updated on May 14, 2023 12:32 AM IST
What didn’t work for the BJP in Karnataka election
The party’s biggest failure was engineering a smoother transition from the old to the new leadership
Updated on May 14, 2023 12:38 AM IST
The JD(S) confronts an existential crisis
Karnataka election results: The JD(S) fell to its lowest seat tally of 19 since 1999 when the fledgling party first fought elections, falling from 37 in 2018
Updated on May 14, 2023 12:29 AM IST
What the Karnataka results mean for 2024 Lok Sabha polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) defeat in the state must count as one of the more embarrassing episodes in its otherwise sparkling recent electoral record
Updated on May 13, 2023 05:18 PM IST
US, China renew high-level engagement; Blinken may visit Beijing
US national security adviser Jake Sullivan met Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Wang Yi in Vienna.
Updated on May 11, 2023 11:16 PM IST
Modi to visit US on June 22
Modi’s state visit is seen in Washington DC as symbol of the deepening India-US strategic partnership, amid shared anxieties about China’s actions in Asia and beyond
Updated on May 11, 2023 12:55 AM IST
White House announces Biden’s Papua New Guinea visit
In a sign of strategic convergence, it will overlap with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Pacific islands
Updated on May 09, 2023 11:00 PM IST
After Texas shooting, a resigned White House throws its hands up in frustration
14,000 killed in 201 mass shootings this year alone; White House acknowledged that the US was the only country in the world that faces a crisis of this nature
Updated on May 09, 2023 08:58 PM IST
How India triumphed in the nuclear debate
25 years after Pokhran II, there is no doubt that India was right in going nuclear. Delhi won the geopolitical, strategic, ethical and economic arguments
Published on May 09, 2023 06:11 PM IST