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Forget border deal: CCTV's India map reveals China's growing appetite for land

May 15, 2015

Forget border deal: CCTV's India map reveals China's growing appetite for land

We can't stop China (or Pakistan) from publishing their own maps of India with Kashmir and Arunachal lopped off, but we should understand what they mean: China has now changed its stance on what it wants from a border settlement #HowThisWorks #India #China #diplomacy #Tibet #Geopolitics #Xi Jinping #India-China Ties #Modi in China #Modi's China visit
Sugar Daddy Xi Jinping is effectively reducing Pakistan to a vassal state

Apr 21, 2015

Sugar Daddy Xi Jinping is effectively reducing Pakistan to a vassal state

The Chinese plan to invest a massive $46 billion in Pakistan may be aimed against India, but it is also an effort to keep Pakistan in one piece and prevent Islamist jihadis from threatening China's own backyard #China #Pakistan #ConnectTheDots #Nawaz Sharif #Geopolitics #The Neighbourhood #Balochistan #South Asia #Xi Jinping #China-Pak economic corridor
Iran Nuclear deal, Yemen evacuation will allow India to project power in region

Apr 10, 2015

Iran Nuclear deal, Yemen evacuation will allow India to project power in region

The Iran nuclear deal that will end sanctions in return for scaling down its uranium enrichment plans is a good development from India's angle. Together with the recent evacuation from Yemen, it gives India scope to project maritime power in the Indian Ocean #Nuclear weapons #Geopolitics #Iran Nuclear deal #India-Iran ties #Indian Ocean Diplomacy
Modi-Obama summit: The optics of Nuclear deal outweigh the substance

Jan 26, 2015

Modi-Obama summit: The optics of Nuclear deal outweigh the substance

The agreement on the Indo-US nuclear deal is more optics than a major forward movement on nuclear power projects. The real gains of the Modi-Obama summit are the end of mistrust and a positive environment for future collaboration #India #US #diplomacy #Russia #InMyOpinion #Nuclear power #Iran #Geopolitics #India US nuclear deal #Modi-Obama Meeting #US-China Tension
Rouble rubble, jihad and sliding oil: Here's how the west is shooting itself in the foot

Dec 17, 2014

Rouble rubble, jihad and sliding oil: Here's how the west is shooting itself in the foot

The politics of the west's sanctions against Russia and the Saudi bid to fix Iran and Russia by keeping oil prices low is driving the world to its next crisis. The west may find that in trying to fix Putin, it may be shooting itself in the foot #Japan #oil #Europe #InMyOpinion #Geopolitics #Iraq #Great Depression #West #George Bush #US Sanctions #ISIS #Peshawar attack #Rouble Crisis #West Asian Oil #Saudi-Iran Rivalry
Modi's India rises on global stage as Obama agrees to be Republic Day guest

Nov 23, 2014

Modi's India rises on global stage as Obama agrees to be Republic Day guest

Obama's decision to accept Modi's invitation to be the R-Day chief guest could be a tipping point in both the Indo-US relationship in the years ahead. #China #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Geopolitics #Shinzo Abe #India-US ties #Modi-Obama Talks #R-Day parade
N Korea calls US-South Korea joint drill a rehearsal for nuclear war

Aug 01, 2014

N Korea calls US-South Korea joint drill a rehearsal for nuclear war

The annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise, aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korea invasion, is scheduled to begin August 18 #TheySaidIt #South Korea #Geopolitics #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #War #Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise #nuclear war
Gaza crisis Sympathy notwithstanding, India must stand by Israel

Jul 17, 2014

Gaza crisis Sympathy notwithstanding, India must stand by Israel

Despite the slamming Israel got from the world over its brutal attacks in Gaza, India's foreign policy has to move towards better balance between Israel and the Award world. Our closed door friendship with Israel must come out into the open. #HowThisWorks #India #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Israel #Geopolitics #Foreign policy #Gaza #Wahabism #Arab Politics
India and US 5 lessons to learn from Khobragade case

Dec 20, 2013

India and US 5 lessons to learn from Khobragade case

The Khobragade affair shows us how badly we have understood the imperatives of combining the hard and soft aspects of India-US diplomacy #Visa fraud #diplomacy #Geopolitics #Indo-US ties #IFS #Devyani Khobragade
More than US, Japan is the ally India must court

Aug 03, 2013

More than US, Japan is the ally India must court

It is time for Indian diplomacy to engage Japan once more as it emerges from its self-imposed decline. Japan is more important to counter China than the US #HowThisWorks #Geopolitics #Joe Biden #Indo-US ties #Shinzo Abe #India-Japan