Results for

Tag: Miscellaneous topics in India’s International Relations

Collaboration over Indus Water Treaty

Context: The Indus Waters Treaty (1960), or IWT, that regulates the Indus water courses between the two riparian states of India and Pakistan, is cited by many as an example of cooperation between two unfriendly neighbours for many reasons. Recent Development: Issues in Indus […]

Horizon 2047: Vision for India-France Strategic Partnership

Context: During the recent visit of PM Modi to France a variety of agreements chief among the agreements was the strategic road map for the next 25 years “Horizon 2047” which includes cooperation in defence, space, nuclear energy, climate change and green transitions as […]

China’s Outreach in South pacific

Context: Leaders of the Solomon Islands and China promised to expand relations that have fuelled unease in Washington and Australia about Beijing’s influence in the South Pacific. China & Solomon Islands Recent Developments in the region: Located between the US, China and Australia, the […]

India’s Potential Engagement with NATO Plus

Context: This article discusses the potential benefits and fallouts for India in joining the NATO Plus framework. About NATO Plus Benefits for India in Joining NATO Plus: Potential Fallouts: Way Forward:

India supports 2016 Arbitral Award against China on South China Sea Dispute

Context: During the official visit of Foreign Minister of Philippines to India for Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation with India’s External Affairs Minister, India upgraded its position and explicitly called for abiding by the 2016 arbitration award by the Permanent Court of Arbitration under […]

India – Egypt Relations

Context: During the recent visit of Indian PM to Egypt, the countries took mutual decision to upgrade their ties to a Strategic Partnership, which is seen as a significant move for India’s ties with the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) region that is long overdue, […]

IEA to review all conditions for India’s membership

Context: International Energy Agency’s executive director, stated that the organization would evaluate membership requirements for India’s entry, considering additional efforts or flexibility needed, during discussions with the Indian government. Criteria for Membership to IEA: Special case of India: About International Energy Agency (IEA):

The US – China thaw

Context: In an attempt to foster greater cooperation and understanding, US and China have shown signs of willingness to engage in diplomatic dialogue. Outreach efforts by US Instances of Conflict between US China US and China moving towards a detente India’s position in US […]

Atlantic Declaration

Context: The United States and Britain have announced a new strategic pact as their leaders rededicated the “special relationship” to counter Russia, China and economic instability. The leaders (Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak) further concluded that the UK-US relationship was an “indispensable alliance”. The […]

US China Conflict in Asia Pacific

Context: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Washington for a state visit in two weeks, the unfolding geopolitical churn in Asia triggered by China’s rise will form a critical background to his talks with US President Joe Biden. In two and a half […]

From De-coupling to De-risking

Context: The Trump-era policy which focused on  the U.S. to decouple from China is being phased out by a new concept. The U.S. has expressed that it is shifting its policy on China from decoupling to de-risking. The EU has already declared that its […]

International North South Transport Corridor

Context: The project was first mooted in 2000  and despite its perceived potential and the keenness shown by key powers, there was little progress on the project’s implementation for years. One of the reasons was the western sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme. […]

Canada-China Kerfuffle

Context: The Canadian government declared Chinese diplomat Zhao Wei “persona non grata,” for allegedly targeting a Canadian lawmaker critical of China’s human rights record. Hours later, China announced a “reciprocal countermeasure” by asking Jennnifer Lynn Lalonde, a top diplomat in the Canadian consulate in […]

Washington Consensus

Context: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi steps up engagement with the US and its allies — at the G7 summit in Hiroshima this week, the Quad summit in Canberra week after, and bilateral visits to Washington and Paris in June and July— the restructuring of the global […]

Buddhism, India’s soft power projection tool

Context: There is much significance to India having hosted a two-day global Buddhist summit in New Delhi (April 20-21), which was organised by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation. The summit saw the participation of key figures from the […]

Doval in Saudi to discuss US rail link plan for West Asia

Context: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his counterparts from the US, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to discuss an ambitious proposal being pushed by the White House to link West Asian countries through rail — using Indian expertise — and connect […]

Reaper drone down in Black Sea

The Biden administration released a video  of a Russian fighter jet dumping fuel on a US Airforce surveillance drone as the US sought to hold Russia responsible for the collision that led to the drone’s crash into the Black Sea without escalating already fraught tensions with […]

Weapons of Mass Destruction & Their Delivery Systems (Amendment) Act, 2022

Parliament amended ‘The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005 (WMD Act, 2005) to fulfil international obligations relating to financing of weapons of mass destruction. The amendment prohibits financing of any prohibited activity under the WMD Act, […]

Europe picks up more arms even as global weapon imports drop (SIPRI)

SIPRI’s has released its latest report titled “Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2022” Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, […]

FREE UPSC MasterClass
This is default text for notification bar