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Evolution of India’s Maritime Diplomacy Over the Last Ten Years

On the occasion of commissioning of the Mauritian Naval Ship Barracuda, built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders Kolkata, for the Mauritian National Coast Guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March 2015, made a commitment to the Indian Ocean litto....

Why is the UK Courting Central Asia?

Background The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has prompted Western countries to play a more active role in Central Asia. In March 2023, US Secretary Anthony Blinken visited Central Asia, followed by German Federal President Steinm....

Initial Assessment of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Three Nation European Tour

Chinese President Xi Jinping, accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan, Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) member and Director of the CCP CC General Office Cai Qi and Politburo member and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, arrived in Paris on May 5, on the first ....

Iran in the Wake of the Death of Ebrahim Raisi

The death of Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent President of Iran, in a tragic accident has lent to feverish speculation as to what could its repercussions be. The general consensus that is emerging seems to be that having made little original contributio....

The Potential and Challenges of India’s Online Gaming Industry: Need for a Holistic Approach

India's online gaming industry stands at a pivotal moment, reminiscent of the inflection point that the IT sector faced in the 1990s. The regulatory approach adopted by the government will determine whether the online gaming industry can replicate th....

The Changing Nature of Warfare: Lessons for India

The Russia-Ukraine war and the war in Gaza provide several pointers to how the nature of warfare is changing. Indian strategic thinkers need to carefully study these wars and imbibe the lessons. Indian armed forces are in the process of being reorgan....

Celebrating the Africa Day

Africa Day is commemorated on 25 May annually. This marks the launch of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) by 32 countries in 1963 in Addis Ababa. The OAU drew inspiration particularly from India, with its successful decolonization, democratic e....

Sri Lanka’s Upcoming Presidential Election: Navigating Political Crossroads

Introduction On 09 May, the Election Commission of Sri Lanka ended the long-drawn speculation and declared that the upcoming Presidential poll in the Island nation will be held between September 17 and October 16 this year. With this anno....

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