GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

All about Vienna Conventions

Vienna Convention can mean any of a number of treaties signed in Vienna. Notable are: several treaties and conventions resulted from the Congress of Vienna (1814–15) which redrew the map of Europe, only partially restoring the pre-Napoleonic situation, and drafted new rules for international relations Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) Vienna Convention on Civil… Continue reading All about Vienna Conventions

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

The new game changer in Pakistan BY INSIGHTS · MAY 28, 2016

Summary: Much hype has been created around the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, since it was announced in April 2015. It is a game-changer and is expected to transform Pakistan into an Asian Giant, say some experts in Pak. This gains even more prominence when contrasted to the $5 billion investment made by… Continue reading The new game changer in Pakistan BY INSIGHTS · MAY 28, 2016

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

A dispute that begs resolution (Sir Creek)

Article Link The resolution to the Sir Creek dispute has been considered a low-hanging fruit for sometime now. The demarcation of the 96 km strip of water in the Rann of Kutch marshlands was one of the factors that contributed to the 1965 India-Pakistan war. Pertinently, it is tied to the larger issue of delineating… Continue reading A dispute that begs resolution (Sir Creek)

Editorials, GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

A peaceful way out on Siachen

Why doesn’t India vacate Siachen? This question has been raised after every human tragedy on the glacier, and now it is being asked again when 10 soldiers lost their lives in an ice avalanche at the Sonam post. It is not just avalanches; the challenging terrain of the glacier and its surroundings as a whole… Continue reading A peaceful way out on Siachen

GS-3, International Relations, Uncategorized

(TAPI) Pipeline Project

  Almost 25 years after its inception, finally physical work has been started on the $ 10 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline Project. Afghan, Pakistani and Indian leaders recently took part in the ground breaking ceremony of the 1,814 kilometres project that is due to be completed by 2019. The pipeline, which will pass through Herat… Continue reading (TAPI) Pipeline Project

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Indo-Pak resume talk

Sushma Swaraj said  in Islamabad : “We have decided to restart the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue. The dialogue that was earlier known as Composite Dialogue and later on as Resumed Dialogue will now be known as the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue.” The comprehensive bilateral dialogue will have all the “pillars” of Indo-Pak relationship and will include confidence… Continue reading Indo-Pak resume talk

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process

It was established to provide a platform to discuss regional issues, particularly encouraging security, political, and economic cooperation among Afghanistan and its neighbors. It aimed at enhancing security around Afghanistan and promoting economic development in that country. Apart from the immediate neighbours, the process has drawn in major countries that hem the region, including China and… Continue reading Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process