Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

India’s Chabahar conundrum

Summary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his visit to Iran. PM Modi’s visit will be the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 15 years and comes four months after the sanctions on Iran were lifted and the international community is re-engaging with the nation. This visit was necessary for the following reasons: To… Continue reading India’s Chabahar conundrum

GS-3, Uncategorized

Gulf remittances fall 2.2%, offset by slide in oil imports

The Hindu News: Remittances from the Gulf nations to India declined for the first time in six years due to sliding oil prices, according to a Crisil report. It fell by 2.2 per cent in 2015-16 but the slide had also resulted in a contraction of oil imports, which offset the drop. “Falling oil prices… Continue reading Gulf remittances fall 2.2%, offset by slide in oil imports

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

India, US and an eastward tilt

Indian Express Issue India-US foreign Policy Context Author has raised a question that, Why does India-US military cooperation not include northern Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf — a region of great importance for India’s security? Background The US is pressing India to sign a number of what it calls “foundational agreements” to operationalise India’s military… Continue reading India, US and an eastward tilt

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

India’s Chabahar test + Immense opportunities after lifting of sanctions, says Modi

Issue India-Iran relationship. Context Iran visit of PM Modi. Direction of India’s Foreign Policy after economic reforms of 1991 Focus on mobilising external support for India’s rapid economic development Engage all major powers Normalise relations with the neighbours Raise profile in the extended neighbourhood And improve India’s international standing. India’s relations with Iran As the… Continue reading India’s Chabahar test + Immense opportunities after lifting of sanctions, says Modi

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

China instigated Naga outfit: Centre

The Hindu News: For the first time, the Centre has admitted officially that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), named after its Myanmar-based leader S.S. Khaplang, intensified violence in the Northeast in 2015 at the behest of the Chinese. The admission was made in depositions by the Centre and other States before a tribunal… Continue reading China instigated Naga outfit: Centre