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India’s Strategic Diplomacy: Navigating India’s Engagement with the Taliban Regime in Afghanistan

Following the visit of an Indian delegation to Afghanistan in March 2024, there was much speculation across academia as well as policy circles on India’s relations with the present government in Afghanistan, as India embarked on expanding its engag....

China’s 14th National People’s Congress Session Gives New Direction to PLA

The plenary sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, and the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s version of a parliament, which opened in Beijing’s Great Hall of the Pe....

Indian Army Chief’s visit to Uzbekistan and prospects of Indo-Uzbek Defence Cooperation

Background Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pande is on a three-day visit to Uzbekistan from 15-18 April. [1] In the backdrop of a fast-changing and unpredicted regional and international environment, this visit is high....

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: The Down End of the See-Saw

Premise This work attempts to analyse the following premise:- While much seems to be ‘advantage Russia’ at this point in time in the Russo-Ukraine war, the down under-belly of Black Sea is hurting them increasingly. Ukraine is going to pl....

The choice — the repeat of 2014-24 or throwback to 1989-98?

Modi is the first and only Prime Minister to place before the people a long term vision for the nation and the world—that of a developed India by 2047. There are four main issues in the ensuing elections. One, a government which will be stable f....

Modi’s message to West — Democracies too can deliver

From being an intensely hated person, he has become the most admired world leader in just 10 years. Like the US presidential elections, the Indian parliamentary polls too attract the world’s attention. For two reasons. India’s emergence on the....

Voices from Jallianwala Bagh

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre on April 13, 1919, in Amritsar, Punjab, was a watershed moment between the era of moderate politics at the national level and the emergence of mass nationalist movements against British imperialism in India. On this day,....

China and IUU Fishing in IOR: Need for India to Lead Mitigation Efforts

Introduction The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a vital hub of global economic significance, with a significant portion of the world's oil and container traffic passing through it. The Indian Ocean also holds rich marine resources which are equally ....

Sweden Joins NATO – Does it Contribute to Peace or Intensify Conflict?

On 7 March 2024, Sweden officially became NATO’s newest member, upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the Government of the United States in Washington DC, thereby ending its 200-year-old policy of neutrality....

India-China Relations: Envisioning the Long Haul!

Hu Xijin the former editor of Global Times on X (formerly Twitter) quoted a senior Colonel of PLA stating ‘Zangnan has been Chinese territory since ancient times. Where does Arunachal Pradesh come from? If a border war does break out, India will su....

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