• Russian Submarines - Making Waves in Asia

    Global Centre Stage

    While these monsters of the sea will remain the exclusive property of the Russian Navy, Moscow is making a high-octane entry into the huge export market, with advanced diesel-electric submarines […]

  • Terrorising Afghanistan in the Name of Islam

    Perspective

    Afghanistan's 36 years of suffering and victimisation in the midst of Muslim countries demonstrates that nation-states, regardless of whether they share a common religion, are essentially realist and strive to advance their self-interest in the international system […]

  • Magna Carta - Magna Cum Laude

    Perspective

    Magna Carta has historical and legal significance, and is a cornerstone of the individual liberties that we enjoy. The Great Charter underlines the rule of law and accountability […]

  • Ufa Accord Exposes Pakistan's Diplomatic Failure, Not India's

    Perspective

    The Ufa accord was clear on the point – “Both sides agreed to discuss ways and means to expedite the Mumbai case trial, including additional information like providing voice samples.” However, will Pakistan consider voice samples provided by India? […]

  • UFA AND BRICS-SCO Connection Eurasia-Indian Ocean Nexus

    Cover Story

    As BRICS, this northerly Eurasian strategic landscape emerged even more sharply into resolution as the overriding conditioning factor in the run-up to Ufa 2015 as prelude to what has to go down as an historically watershed SCO summit on the cusp of a realigning balance of power in trans-Eurasia […]

  • BRICS UFA Summit 2015: What did it Offer?

    Cover Story

    It is evident that hosting both the BRICS and the SCO Summits at Ufa had a symbolic underpinning. The Eurasian nation of Russia is at present confronted by a standoff with the West […]

  • India-US Relations: Beyond the Prism of National Capitals

    Focus

    The biggest testament to the cementing of this relationship was the signing of the Indo-US Nuclear Deal, as well as closer defence cooperation for which there is an overall political consensus in both countries […]

  • Myanmar: Road to Democracy under Repair?

    Focus

    Myanmar's political transition is an unusual phenomenon: it is self-made, without any external agency supervising, monitoring or enforcing it […]

  • India: The Wellness Destination

    Cultural Diplomacy

    The Ayurvedic diet is one that not only nourishes the body but also restores balance of ‘Tridoshas’, which is very much essential for maintaining good health […]

  • India-Kyrgyzstan : Defence Ties Get Booster Dose

    Globetrotting

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, from July 11-12 on a state visit where he had a “very enriching discussion” with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev […]

  • Myanmar a Reliable Partner, says PM Modi

    Visitors' Book

    Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin was in India between July 14 and 17 on an official visit where he called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who conveyed India’s commitment to deepen bilateral relationships […]

  • FDI – Integrating India with the World

    Happenings

    Involving a plethora of investor classes, foreign investment can take multiple forms. An overseas investor can buy directly into a company involved in manufacturing, infrastructure development, banking, insurance, retail, etc. If the investment is 10 percent or more of a company's equity, it is classifi ed as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as per OECD norms. […]

  • 'Act East' and 'Maritime Axis' - A Strategic Convergence between India and Indonesia

    Perspective

    "To deepen our connectivity, I am considering establishing, with your cooperation, a special facility or special purpose vehicle to facilitate project financing and quick implementation. However, in this age, more than physical connectivity, we need Information Highways or i-ways. My experience is that even where road connectivity is poor, we can create vast economic opportunities and employment through i-ways. India is prepared to provide all assistance and cooperation in this area." (Modi, 2014) […]

  • China in Africa - Analysing the Regional Trade Patterns of ECOWAS, EAC with the Asian Dragon

    Economic Diplomacy

    While studying China's active engagement with Africa as trade partner for more than a decade, trade and development experts have expressed mixed views regarding the economic relationship. Most see China as the driver of Africa’s structural transformation towards prosperity and higher economic growth, while some see the emerging global economic powerhouse denting Africa’s efforts in industrialising itself and exploiting the continent's dependency on its naturally endowed resources (African Development Bank Group, 2011). […]

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