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Economic hurdles and role of China mean staying out of RCEP isn't the wrong move for India... for now
India

Economic hurdles and role of China mean staying out of RCEP isn't the wrong move for India... for now

For now, there are a handful of major economic concerns that preclude India from considering the RCEP... and one rather formidable geopolitical one

Behind Pakistani dossier's low farce on 'Indian terror' hides a lethal script
India

Behind Pakistani dossier's low farce on 'Indian terror' hides a lethal script

For decades, Islamabad has worked to this toxic strategic script, pushing unending war with India as a means to guarantee the Pakistan Army’s institutional primacy in the country

Donald Trump said to be readying to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia
World

Donald Trump said to be readying to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia

Trump’s national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, said last month that the United States would withdraw about 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by early next year

After war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, peace sees winners and losers swap places
World

After war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, peace sees winners and losers swap places

Armenians and Azerbaijanis lived side by side when both countries were part of the Soviet Union, but century-old ethnic enmity reignited when communism collapsed

Building upon US connection: A look at implications of India signing all four foundational agreements
India

Building upon US connection: A look at implications of India signing all four foundational agreements

The BECA facilitates the provision of targeting and navigation information from US systems

As Sri Lanka moves closer to China, what does this mean for India and its interests?
India

As Sri Lanka moves closer to China, what does this mean for India and its interests?

Given the trajectory of the China relations — Sri Lanka’s ‘India First’ policy will obviously be confined to bilateral security issues and New Delhi’s concerns in the matter.

India, France, Australia hold Indo-Pacific dialogue: An alternative to the Quad in critical region won't hurt
India

India, France, Australia hold Indo-Pacific dialogue: An alternative to the Quad in critical region won't hurt

The notion of the Paris-Delhi-Canberra axis was first articulated by French president Emmanuel Macron in Sydney back in May 2018

By doing a China in Ladakh, India has preempted Beijing's attempt at establishing fait accompli along LAC
India

By doing a China in Ladakh, India has preempted Beijing's attempt at establishing fait accompli along LAC

China’s land-grab tactics in violation of all mutual agreements and understandings is consistent with its deceptive policy of keeping up the pretence of talks and committing to dialogue mechanism only to buy time for its troops to launch more stealth operations and push the LAC further into India’s territory

Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency
World

Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency

India doesn't really need a US that fights its battles on its behalf. If anything, what India could do without is the sort of erratic uncertainty Donald Trump has introduced into the bilateral

Japan has been proudly pacifist for 75 years, but a missile proposal could challenge all that
World

Japan has been proudly pacifist for 75 years, but a missile proposal could challenge all that

Considering the increasing risks around Japan, including North Korea’s expanding nuclear arsenal and China’s muscle-flexing during the pandemic, security analysts believe it should be only natural for the country to consider bolstering its defences

Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan
India

Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan are just part of a larger — fraught — landscape. Every nation-state to acquire nuclear weapons after the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is in Asia

China only wants peace and harmonious relations... Stop the record, we've heard all this before
India

China only wants peace and harmonious relations... Stop the record, we've heard all this before

Over the decades, India and China have set up countless mechanisms to facilitate dialogue on a variety of topics relevant to the bilateral relationship, not least of which is the geographical delineation of the two countries

As the world gets tougher on China, Japan launches its own demarches, albeit gingerly
World

As the world gets tougher on China, Japan launches its own demarches, albeit gingerly

Earlier this month, Japan's defence ministry warned that China was trying to “alter the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea,” and it ranked China as a more serious long-term threat than North Korea

Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report
World

Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report

The report described how British politicians had welcomed Russia's oligarchs to London, allowing them to launder their illicit money through what it called the London “laundromat”

As US shuts down Chinese consulate in Houston, a look at how Washington-Beijing Cold War is intensifying
World

As US shuts down Chinese consulate in Houston, a look at how Washington-Beijing Cold War is intensifying

Donald Trump won office in 2016 partly on his accusations that China was exploiting the country’s trade relationship with the United States by selling the country far more than it purchased

Partition gave China more strategic space in Asia, says S Jaishankar in his upcoming book
World

Partition gave China more strategic space in Asia, says S Jaishankar in his upcoming book

The Union external affairs minister also wrote that delayed economic reforms and prolonged exercise of the nuclear option made it difficult for India to gain influence in foreign policy

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'
World

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'

Britain is one of a growing number of countries to have denounced the security law in Hong Kong, which was introduced after months of pro-democracy demonstrations

'Ask the analysts': S Jaishankar rebuts Rahul Gandhi's criticism of India's foreign policy, economy on Twitter
India

'Ask the analysts': S Jaishankar rebuts Rahul Gandhi's criticism of India's foreign policy, economy on Twitter

Rahul Gandhi alleged that under the Modi dispensation India has been "disturbed and disrupted" with regard to its foreign policy and economy

China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status
World

China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status

When the US imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials over China’s crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, Beijing reciprocated by announcing travel bans and sanctions on prominent Republican members of Congress

Iran ending Indian role in Chabahar rail project isn't death knell, but wake-up call for New Delhi
India

Iran ending Indian role in Chabahar rail project isn't death knell, but wake-up call for New Delhi

In sum, it seems Iran is staging a China-inspired bite-back at India, at a time when New Delhi is pushing out a Chinese app one day and a company on the next