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India Exits RCEP

Recently, India decided to opt-out of the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal. India held that it will not become part of RCEP until “significant outstanding issues” are resolved. The RCEP negotiations were kick-started during the 21st ASEAN Summit in Cambodia in November 2012 and all participating countries sought to finalise and sign a deal by 2020.… Continue reading India Exits RCEP

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Riyadh Summit

Recently, the Prime Minister of India visited Saudi Arabia to attend the Riyadh Summit, which is the third summit in many years. Southwest Asian sub-region has been under volatile circumstances, ranging from India-Pakistan tensions to crises in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan. This geopolitical flux can get aggravated due to rising prices in the oil market. In spite of this, Riyadh Summit demonstrates maturity… Continue reading Riyadh Summit

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India-Germany

Recently, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited India to participate in the 5th Biennial Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC). Background India was the first country to end the state of war with Germany in 1951, and therefore was among the first countries to grant the Federal Republic of Germany diplomatic recognition. Germany established its Consulate General in Mumbai in 1951,… Continue reading India-Germany

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China-Nepal-India Triangulation

Recently, China's President Xi Jinping made a significant visit to Nepal, becoming the first Chinese President in over 20 years to visit the Himalayan country. The visit seeks to accelerate the development of an ambitious trans-Himalayan corridor between China’s Tibet and Nepal (China Nepal Economic Corridor). However, it is China's security diplomacy that is more of a concern for… Continue reading China-Nepal-India Triangulation

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Is Globalization Dying?

Recently, the global events like trade war between the United States and China, and Brexit Movement in Britain highlight a loss of faith of Advanced Economies (AEs) in globalisation. Globalization Globalization refers to the economic, social, and political integration of nations. It entails the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures.… Continue reading Is Globalization Dying?

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China-Nepal-India Triangulation

Recently, China's President Xi Jinping made a significant visit to Nepal, becoming the first Chinese President in over 20 years to visit the Himalayan country. The visit seeks to accelerate the development of an ambitious trans-Himalayan corridor between China’s Tibet and Nepal (China Nepal Economic Corridor). However, it is China's security diplomacy that is more of a concern for… Continue reading China-Nepal-India Triangulation

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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