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2021 Crystallised the Indo-Pacific Security Landscape
2021 was an eventful year in the Indo-Pacific region. Several developments have taken place, which are significant in their own right, but are rather indicative of what lies ahead in this region. This article examines the implications of the key security developments of 2021 and how these have set the tone for the future of Indo-Pacific security. Some possibilities in 2022 and in the near future are also presented in this article. Biden’s Approach to the Indo-Pacific
China Raises its strategic profile in Horn of Africa and IOR
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept up the tradition of Chinese leaders visiting Africa at the beginning of the year. For 32 years, this tradition has been in vogue and the Chinese FM, between 4 and 7 January, visited Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros in the Indian Ocean.
Year End Review: India Took a Big Leap in Addressing the Threat of Climate Change in 2021
Climate change, for India, is a subject of huge concern as the country of 1.38 billion falls under the category of one of the most vulnerable nations to experience the worsening impacts of a changing climate.
Japan and Australia ink Defence Pact with Eye on China
Though the QUAD and AUKUS had received wide media attention in India, with each analysis applauding the merit of these initiatives, another significant development that took place in the past week has somewhat received less attention. The import of this is no less significant as the earlier initiatives of QUAD and AUKUS that sprang as a response to China’s belligerence in the Indo-Pacific region.
पाकिस्तान में हालात: इमरान खान सरकार पर बनता-बढ़ता दबाव
इमरान खान की सरकार फिसलन भरी है। नए डीजी आइएसआइ की नियुक्ति के एक अनोखे मामले पर सरकार और सेना के बीच भरोसा टूट गया है। दोनों पक्ष अब एक 'पेज' पर नहीं हैं। यह सरकार के लिए परेशानी का सबब है। पाकिस्तान में कई विश्लेषक इमरान खान सरकार के आसन्न पतन की भविष्यवाणी कर रहे हैं।
The Significance of the Australia -Japan Defence Agreement
Australia and Japan signed a new defence agreement on 6 January 2022, which both PM Scott Morrison and PM Fumio Kishida hailed as a landmark. The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is Japan’s second such Agreement with any country, after treaty ally US, and in essence, will allow Australian and Japanese armed forces access to each other’s territories through deployments, and to work seamlessly with each other on defence, joint training and humanitarian operations by easing restrictions on the transport of weapons and supplies.
Geopolitical trends of 2021 and impact on India
3 January 2022 The year 2021 saw numerous upheavals and developments shaping the world and will certainly stand out as a difficult year with some promising developments. As the world steps into the new year, join Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and Shashank Sharma, as they discuss major global events and developments in our neighbourhood in the year 2021 and their impact on India.
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