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Infinite crisis: On Turkish incursion into Syria

Details Post withdrawal the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, launched Operation Peace Spring Turkey says the operation aims to clear the region of YPG/PKK terrorists. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), was Washington’s main ally in Syria in the fight against ISIL. In recent years, they have expanded their control… Continue reading Infinite crisis: On Turkish incursion into Syria

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Second Informal Summit between India and China

The second informal summit (Mamallapuram summit) between leaders of India and China is scheduled to take place on October 2019. At Wuhan summit 2018, both sides agreed that such informal meetings will be held regularly to propel the future direction of India-China relations. These informal meetings are aimed at ensuring higher levels of strategic communications between India and China.… Continue reading Second Informal Summit between India and China

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Indo-Arctic Strategic Construct

Recently, the Indian Prime Minister at Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), mentioned India’s willingness to play “a significant role in the Arctic Council.” It provides an opening for India to pursue a grandiose Arctic plan. India has been an observer member of the Arctic Council since 2013. Why should India be concerned about the Arctic? India will have to… Continue reading Indo-Arctic Strategic Construct

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UNSC & Permanent Seat for India

Indian Vice President recently claimed that “India representing one-sixth of the global population has a rightful claim to the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).” One of the key historic reasons for India’s quest for a permanent seat at the UNSC was to ensure the protection of its national interests in crucial diplomatic moments when the… Continue reading UNSC & Permanent Seat for India

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India’s Afghan Policy

Background Afghanistan has been ravaged by war since 2001 when a US-led coalition overthrew the Taliban. Since October 2018, Taliban representatives and US officials have been meeting in Doha, Qatar trying to chalk out a peace treaty. The negotiations focus on three elements: Withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. To prevent Afghanistan from being used by international terrorist… Continue reading India’s Afghan Policy

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Saudi-Aramco Drone Attack

The twin drone attacks on Aramco crude oil production in Saudi Arabia have caused the biggest-ever disruption in global crude oil supplies and has further escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf. Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels, who have been locked in a war with a Saudi-UAE-led coalition since 2015, claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Extent of the… Continue reading Saudi-Aramco Drone Attack

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India and Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union

Recently, the 16th Session of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between India and Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) was held in New Delhi. India and BLEU reiterated the importance of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) towards the development of bilateral economic and trade relations through facilitating dialogue and enhancing cooperation on a wide range of issues… Continue reading India and Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union

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India’s Embrace of Strategic Hedging

Recently, Indian PM attended three summit-level meetings with France, United States and Russian President, within a time period of two weeks. Further, in the month of October 2019, China's President Xi Jinping will visit India. The simultaneous engagements with Russia, the US and China point towards the significance of remarkable strategic hedging in India’s foreign policy. Despite the differences… Continue reading India’s Embrace of Strategic Hedging

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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

News Summary: Addressing the SCO Summit, Modi raised various issues, including terrorism and trade protectionism. He came up with a new template he described as “HEALTH” for cooperation among SCO members. H for Healthcare cooperation E for Economic cooperation A for Alternative energy L for Literature T for Terrorism-free society H for Humanitarian cooperation On Terrorism: Modi raised the issue of… Continue reading Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Eurasian Economic Forum

Recently, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) organized the Eurasian Economic Union meeting. The forum called for greater cooperation in the spheres of communication, technology, and development amongst its member-nations. The entire event was organized to discuss and deliberate upon China’s Belt and Road Initiative, because of which India, despite being present in the SCO summit, decided to skip this meeting. The forum promoted the revival… Continue reading Eurasian Economic Forum