International Relations

International Relations, India and its neighbourhood- relations, Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests, Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora, Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate

The Indo-Pacific Region And India’s Strategy

The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly being viewed as a global centre of gravity, both for its economic and demographic potential. India supports ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ or FOIP. Pursuing this principle, India has initiated engagements with its partners in the region. About the Indo-Pacific Region The Indo-Pacific region is a vast maritime zone where the …

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India Reaches Out To Indian Ocean Partners

Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S Jaishankar went on a four-day visit to the Maldives and Mauritius February 20-23. The minister held high-level meetings in both countries, including with the defense and foreign ministers. India in recent years has stepped up strategic outreach to its Indian Ocean partners. Both the Maldives and Mauritius have been key in pursuing …

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Stronger China And India’s Foreign Policy Priorities

Many things that started in 2020 could gain strength in 2021. This includes ouster of Trump in America. Trump’s ouster is likely to bring similar regie change in other countries as well. Despite the promise of a Biden presidency to redefine U.S.-Europe relations, Europe has not only turned its back on the U.S., it is …

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Nuclear Deterrence

Nuclear Deterrence 3.0

The World is practicing nuclear deterrence since 1945; Even, it was maintained even during the Cold War. US-USSR/Russia arms control agreements have helped reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles from nearly 65,000 in late-1970s to less than 15,000. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that entered into force in 1970 for 25 years with about 50 states was …

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The Quad and India's interest

Geo-Strategic And Geo-Economic Landscape Of The Indo-Pacific, The Quad And India’s Interest

The Quad is the quadrilateral security dialogue between India, US, Japan and Australia. Now, there has been a talk about “Quad Plus” format in which countries like South Korea, Vietnam and New Zealand will also participate to discuss the post-pandemic consultations. Why The Quad Is An Important Forum For India The Quad or Quad Plus …

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China’s Aggression And India’s Response

Since Doklam, China has expanded its global footprint by signing on about 100 countries to the BRI. It has made aggressive moves on most of its non-submissive neighbours. China sees itself as a global power whose time has come. It will assert itself — comply or deal with it.  Non alignment is no longer an …

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WHO And China

Has WHO Mishandled The COVID-19 Crisis?

Cash-rich China on April 23, 2020 announced an additional USD 30 million grant to the World Health Organization to support its global fight against the deadly coronavirus. Earlier, China had expressed serious concern over US’s decision to freeze US’ funding for the UN health agency over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. The grant will …

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Collective Global Action Is Needed To Fight COVID-19

So Far, world leaders have not shown any inclinations to view COVID19 as a common enemy against mankind. Most of the leaders are too preoccupied with their domestic affairs to think in terms of global affairs. Let us talk about China first. China is the country where COVID-19 originated from and travelled to all over …

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General Studies International Relations 02

Current Debate On The Future Of Capitalism And India’s Role

General Studies International Relations 02: Stakeholder capitalism was a popular management theory in the 50s and 60s. This type of capitalism was different from the tradition capitalsim because unlike the latter, it focused on the needs all constituents, not just shareholders. The 2020 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum opened with the theme of …

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Raisina Dialogue 2020

All You Wanted To Know About Raisina Dialogue

India’s flagship global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics Raisina Dialogue will begin today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the inaugural session.  This is the fifth edition of the Dialogue. It is jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation. This year’s dialogue will bring together 700 international participants from …

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