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, GS-3, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

India, Japan, U.S. to hold naval exercises

The Hindu What happened? In a move that is sure to raise eyebrows in Beijing, four Indian warships will join the navies of the United States and Japan in the second half of June for the next edition of Malabar exercises east of Okinawa, a Japanese island. Exercise Malabar Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval… Continue reading India, Japan, U.S. to hold naval exercises

GS-2, GS-3, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

Indian maritime challenges and its diplomatic dimensions

India shifts its focus from ‘using’ to ‘securing’ maritime security in the Indo-Pacific. Scope of discussion Maritime challenges & Our new Maritime Security Strategy Geopolitical aspects of maritime challenges – Fodder for Mains & Essay Indian maritime agencies – Fodder for Prelims Diplomatic dimensions – Fodder for Prelims & Interview Challenges ahead? Mains & Interview Indian Maritime challenges… Continue reading Indian maritime challenges and its diplomatic dimensions

Big Picture, GS-2, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

Militarizing the South China Sea

There are reports that China has placed surface to air missile batteries in the Woody Island, a link in the chain of Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Woody Island has been claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam. However, the island is under the control of China since 1974. Islands and rock formations in… Continue reading Militarizing the South China Sea

Editorials, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

A, B, C of Blue Economy

“Blue Economy”: The oceans, which have always been a source of livelihood, trade, colonialism, storms and piracy, present opportunities and challenges.  What is Blue Economy? The newly set up Blue Economy Strategic Thought Forum India, under the auspices of the National Maritime Foundation defines the blue economy as “marine-based economic development that leads to improved… Continue reading A, B, C of Blue Economy