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Militarising the 'Quad' to counter China is a providential opportunity whose time is long overdue
India

Militarising the 'Quad' to counter China is a providential opportunity whose time is long overdue

Each of the ‘Quad’ countries have specific security concerns that emanate from a belligerent, expansionist and increasingly provocative China. However, the ‘Quad’ has so far remained in the realm of strategic dialogues, white papers and occasional drills

'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations
World

'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations

Joe Biden’s political trademark was a blue-collar Everyman style, but from the start of his Washington career he had prioritised foreign policy

With Iran arms embargo set to expire in October, US calls for indefinite extension, but finds few takers at UN
World

With Iran arms embargo set to expire in October, US calls for indefinite extension, but finds few takers at UN

Britain, France and Germany voiced unease at both the expiration of the embargo and the US approach, particularly the 'snapback' to the 2015 deal, which they flatly opposed

'Efforts on to oust me': Nepal's KP Oli accuses India, amid border dispute, of conspiring with local politicos to topple his govt
World

'Efforts on to oust me': Nepal's KP Oli accuses India, amid border dispute, of conspiring with local politicos to topple his govt

'Efforts are being made to remove me from power, but that will not succeed,' Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli claimed, without naming any person or country.

China's military provokes its neighbours, but the message is meant for the United States
World

China's military provokes its neighbours, but the message is meant for the United States

China has not disclosed the number of casualties on its side of the LAC with India, though a report by India Today said Indian forces turned over the bodies of 16 Chinese soldiers

After snubbing India on border clash, Nepal faces reality-check as Beijing  encroaches its territory to construct roads in Tibet
India

After snubbing India on border clash, Nepal faces reality-check as Beijing encroaches its territory to construct roads in Tibet

Nepal and India's relations have taken a turn decidedly for the worse, possibly for the first time since the ugly 2015 'blockade',

China and America are heading toward divorce: Beijing's overreach, Washington's underperformance to blame
World

China and America are heading toward divorce: Beijing's overreach, Washington's underperformance to blame

While China may think it has nothing to fear and much to gain from a Donald Trump victory over Joe Biden, the real US-China story should be cause for alarm in Beijing

Galwan incident was no mere 'security' issue; India's diplomacy needs to kick in with rigour to counter China
India

Galwan incident was no mere 'security' issue; India's diplomacy needs to kick in with rigour to counter China

Historically, India's diplomacy had maintained the high ground of morality, persuasiveness and professional engagement that allowed it to 'manage' the restive neighbourhood and internal contradictions. Current relationships are not reflective of that ability

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir
World

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir

As national security officials and some trade advisors in the Donald Trump administration tried crafting get-tough-on-China policies to address what they viewed as America’s greatest foreign policy challenge, they ran into opposition from an unexpected quarter

PLA death squads hunted down Indian troops in Galwan valley; army suffered its worst losses since Kargil War
India

PLA death squads hunted down Indian troops in Galwan valley; army suffered its worst losses since Kargil War

Experts believe the crisis unfolding along the LAC is driven by China’s concerns that India’s development of logistical infrastructure could lead it to occupy contested territories it has until now only been able to patrol.

Amid border row between India and Nepal, sources say onus on KP Oli government to create 'conducive atmosphere' for talks
India

Amid border row between India and Nepal, sources say onus on KP Oli government to create 'conducive atmosphere' for talks

According to India's assessment, the release of the new political map by Nepal and obtaining a legal backing to it from the lower house of Nepalese Parliament were part of a 'myopic' agenda to gain mileage in domestic politics, they said. The sources rejected Nepal's contention that India did not respond to its proposal for talks on the boundary issue.

Amid border row, Nepal Parliament passes bill redrawing its political map; ties will remain strong, says Indian Army chief General MM Naravane
World

Amid border row, Nepal Parliament passes bill redrawing its political map; ties will remain strong, says Indian Army chief General MM Naravane

The Nepal Parliament's lower house unanimously voted on Saturday to amend the Constitution to update the country's new political map, laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura along the border with India

Rahul Gandhi discusses 'how COVID crisis is reshaping world order' with Nicholas Burns: All you need to know about the ex-diplomat
India

Rahul Gandhi discusses 'how COVID crisis is reshaping world order' with Nicholas Burns: All you need to know about the ex-diplomat

On Friday morning, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that he is set to discuss "how the COVID crisis is reshaping the world order" with Ambassador Nicholas Burns

Nepal Parliament discusses bill to alter country's map amid border disagreement with India over Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura
World

Nepal Parliament discusses bill to alter country's map amid border disagreement with India over Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura

Nepal's Parliament on Tuesday started discussions on a Constitution amendment bill to change the country's political map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory, amidst a border row with India.

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner
India

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner

Ever since it became a sovereign republic, India has meticulously built its global network of "friends" through continuous democratic practice and evolution, not least under former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who sought to build a secular and liberal country

Repositioning global supply chains out of China will not be easy; Beijing will enjoy an advantage even post-coronavirus
Business

Repositioning global supply chains out of China will not be easy; Beijing will enjoy an advantage even post-coronavirus

China has been the factory of the world for 30 long years, with its determined economic growth and stability. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, anti-Chinese rhetoric has been fomented in a number countries and some — like the US and Japan — are vehemently trying to relocate their supply chains elsewhere

China makes hay while US burns, weaves opportunistic narrative to hit out at rival and mask its own shortcomings
World

China makes hay while US burns, weaves opportunistic narrative to hit out at rival and mask its own shortcomings

Social media sites in China are rife with video clips of tense standoffs between the police and protesters in the aftermath of the death last week of George Floyd, after he was pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer who has since been charged with murder

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary
World

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia spoke by telephone on Monday, two days after Trump said he would invite Putin to attend a Group of 7 summit in the United States in September, the latest instance of a renewed round of personal diplomacy between the two leaders this year

The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equations
India

The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equations

Donald Trump's offer to 'mediate' between India and China took everyone by surprise, as did his claim to having spoken to Narendra Modi on the issue

Nepal govt tables bill to alter country's map amid border dispute with India over Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura
World

Nepal govt tables bill to alter country's map amid border dispute with India over Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura

Nepal recently released the revised political and administrative map of the country laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.