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Not just Putin, PM Narendra Modi's India First policy and leadership has been praised by several world leaders
World

Not just Putin, PM Narendra Modi's India First policy and leadership has been praised by several world leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dedication to creating a better India has not only earned him accolades from his countrymen but has also motivated other world leaders to follow his footsteps and admire him

Apropos EAM Jaishankar’s US trip: How does ‘reformed multilateralism’ help India achieve its foreign policy goals?
India

Apropos EAM Jaishankar’s US trip: How does ‘reformed multilateralism’ help India achieve its foreign policy goals?

India is impatient, because the confluence of factors that has landed it in a geopolitical sweet spot won’t last forever

On UNSC reforms, India has to combine aspiration with introspection
India

On UNSC reforms, India has to combine aspiration with introspection

On UNSC matters, Jaishankar’s public utterances were confined mostly to India’s permanent seat on the Security Council. On larger ideas of UN reforms, he spoke for the Global South. This, he did, in his separate addresses at the UNSC and the UNGA

SCO Summit: India makes its presence felt at the otherwise lacklustre Samarkand meet
India

SCO Summit: India makes its presence felt at the otherwise lacklustre Samarkand meet

India’s participation was desirable and the 24-hour sojourn of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Samarkand was meaningful for India’s national interests and foreign policy goals

S Jaishankar to visit US from 18 to 28 September; key meetings on agenda
India

S Jaishankar to visit US from 18 to 28 September; key meetings on agenda

The external affairs minister will attend the UN General Assembly and participate in plurilateral meetings of the Quad, IBSA, BRICS, India -- Presidency Pro Tempore CELAC, India-CARICOM and other trilateral formats, such as India-France-Australia

How India’s foreign policy ‘independence’ applies to China, too
World

How India’s foreign policy ‘independence’ applies to China, too

The Chinese Foreign Minister recently praised his Indian counterpart for calling out Western ‘meddling’, and also acknowledged it as a ‘sign of New Delhi’s independence’. He needs to realise that this independence also applies to China

14th BRICS Summit: PM Modi calls for united efforts for post-pandemic recovery
World

14th BRICS Summit: PM Modi calls for united efforts for post-pandemic recovery

BRICS is a multilateral forum consisting of five major emerging economies of the world, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

Indian envoy Pradeep Kumar Rawat meets Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi ahead of BRICS summit
World

Indian envoy Pradeep Kumar Rawat meets Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi ahead of BRICS summit

The meeting between Rawat and Wang holds significance as it took place amid the chill in bilateral ties over the two-year military standoff in eastern Ladakh

China to host 14th BRICS summit in virtual format on 23 June
World

China to host 14th BRICS summit in virtual format on 23 June

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa are expected to take part in the summit hosted by Chinese President Xi

BRICS NSAs discuss new threats, challenges to national security
India

BRICS NSAs discuss new threats, challenges to national security

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday attended via video link the 12th Meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security

India committed to fulfil SDG goal of ending hunger: Shobha Karandlaje at BRICS meet
India

India committed to fulfil SDG goal of ending hunger: Shobha Karandlaje at BRICS meet

In the meeting, Shobha Karandlaje highlighted various steps and initiatives undertaken by the government in the field of agriculture and for welfare of the farmers

How India led EAM Jaishankar treads a fine line between Quad and BRICS
World

How India led EAM Jaishankar treads a fine line between Quad and BRICS

Looked at from a geopolitical perspective, India is still riding with China as a fellow traveller and tour-organiser in BRICS-related initiatives and has been even more active in Quad-centric trade initiatives

'BRICS must live up to commitments to sovereign equality and territorial integrity,' says S Jaishankar
World

'BRICS must live up to commitments to sovereign equality and territorial integrity,' says S Jaishankar

His comments assumed significance as they came in the backdrop of the lingering border row between India and China in eastern Ladakh and Russia's military invasion of Ukraine

Russian finance minister urges BRICS to band together to mitigate economic crisis
World

Russian finance minister urges BRICS to band together to mitigate economic crisis

Anatoly Siluanov blamed economic sanctions on Russia for ‘destroying the foundation of the existing international monetary and financial system based on the US dollar’ and urged BRICS to rely more on their national currencies in foreign trade

Does road to end the war in Ukraine run through Delhi?
World

Does road to end the war in Ukraine run through Delhi?

The message that India has been radiating is quite transparent. It would like to stay off Cold War politics. It would not abandon its strategic partnership with either Russia or the United States

Wang Yi’s Delhi visit: India plays tough, ball now in China’s court
World

Wang Yi’s Delhi visit: India plays tough, ball now in China’s court

If Beijing wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the two summits in China, it must first pull its soldiers back from the LAC in eastern Ladakh

Wang Yi’s Delhi visit: He came uninvited, was snubbed, and returned with actionable points
India

Wang Yi’s Delhi visit: He came uninvited, was snubbed, and returned with actionable points

The Chinese foreign minister was possibly sent to gauge Indian reactions and propose options for normalcy, without referring to the standoff. Evidently, he failed

Wang Yi’s visit to India: New Delhi should tread carefully as friendship with China can wait
World

Wang Yi’s visit to India: New Delhi should tread carefully as friendship with China can wait

The Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit should be seen in the context of the Ukraine war, which has created differences in the top party leadership. Further, the economy of the Middle Kingdom is not doing well.

China’s outreach to India: Wang Yi must be told no business as usual till Ladakh standoff is over
World

China’s outreach to India: Wang Yi must be told no business as usual till Ladakh standoff is over

India must insist that the Chinese Foreign Minister visit ends the current standoff and leads to normalisation of relations. India is now on a firm footing and must not back down

India needs to shed its defensive policies and proactively counter China
World

India needs to shed its defensive policies and proactively counter China

China’s intransigence to implement border protocols that it signed with India, its belligerent militarism and border domination efforts, and forays in the Indian neighbourhood have strained its ties with India