Commentaries & Articles
Potentiality of India’s Services Sector: Current State of Play
The contribution of services sector[1] to the Indian economy is well-recognized. With a significant share of over 50% in gross domestic product (GDP) (Economic Survey, 2021-22, Ministry of Finance), and accounting for 36% of total exports (UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), 2017), and 40% in 2021-22 (The Economic Times, March21, 2022), the sector has demonstrated robustness and potential over the past 15 years.
India and Egypt – Finding Strategic Convergence
As the global churn is yet to spring some sense of stability New Delhi has been in an overdrive to identify and nurture key partnerships across geographies since its strategic autonomy and consistent principled policies in international discourse have provided it with a strategic niche to enhance the outreach in a constructive manner. Egypt the most populous country in North Africa and India the most populous country in the world enjoy a civilizational connect of several millennia.
Bhutan: Review of 2022 and the Way Forward
Bhutan, surrounded by rising powers and big players, stands out in its aspirations and achievements while being strongly connected with its religious and cultural roots. Despite being sandwiched between two significant giants, it has aimed to promote socio-economic development while maintaining its territorial integrity through strategic partnerships with its neighbours. The year 2022 saw some significant developments on the economic, environmental, travel, and on the neighbourhood front.
US- India & Indo-Pacific: Takeaways from 2022
The year 2022 brought a series of geopolitical changes of global magnitude that were last witnessed somewhat in the Cold War period. The economic slowdown and the disruption of the supply chains that were triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic got further intensified with the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Russian military operations in Ukraine compelled the United States to take up the front seat in providing aid and assistance to the latter and uniting the European countries in doing the same.
Nuclear Weapons for South Korea: Implications
A concerning trend is unfolding in the Korean Peninsula and larger East Asia wherein fresh talks in South Korea of revisiting the nuclear options are being openly articulated. This is precisely being triggered by North Korea’s relentless surge in nuclear weapons development programmes and missile firings around South Korea and Japan’s air space.
Looking Back at Military Rule in Myanmar in 2022: Way Forward for 2023
The year 2022 witnessed the second year of military rule and the compounding economic, social and political crisis of 2021. As compared to 2021, the resistance took more violent forms and spread mostly to the North and Western parts of the country. While the military, on the one hand, continued its attacks, the National Unity Government (NUG) strengthened its forces and claimed legitimacy internationally. Officially, the NUG has set up representative offices in eight countries. It has also urged the ASEAN to include itself in the meetings as a key stakeholder.
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