Chinese President Xi Jinping announced one of China’s most ambitious foreign policy and economic initiatives at the end of 2013. He called for the building of a Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, collectively referred to as One Belt One Road (OBOR). One Belt One Road … [Read more...] about One Belt One Road (OBOR) by China – Should India Join It?
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We have covered the Israel-Palestine conflict in one of our previous notes. In this post let's cover India's stand on Israel-Palestine conflict. There has been much debate in recent times about whether India has changed its pro-Arab historical stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Let’s try … [Read more...] about India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict: Recent Changes
The West Asian region has been under a political turmoil for quite a long time. Syria, Iraq, Isreal etc are some of the regions which are constantly in news for many reasons. In this post, let's analyse the Syrian Crisis - its background, reasons and the way ahead. What is Syrian Crisis? Syria … [Read more...] about Syrian Crisis: Reasons and Implications in a nutshell
MTCR is the acronym for Missile Technology and Control Regime. MTCR was recently in the news as India got membership in the group (contrary to NSG where India was denied membership). In this post, let us see the details of Missile Technology Control Regime and it's importance to India. What is … [Read more...] about Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and India
Sri Lanka is India’s closest maritime neighbor and is just 30 nautical miles away from the territorial boundary. India has deep historical and cultural ties with this island nation. In this post, we analyze the areas of co-operation between India and Sri Lanka. You can also learn about the major … [Read more...] about India-Sri Lanka Relations: Everything You Need to Know
Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment, and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. Why NSG? NSG was formed with the objective of averting the … [Read more...] about Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) and India’s Membership
"The next world war will be over water" - Ismail Serageldin, World Bank Vice President. At a time when there is ongoing tension between India and Pakistan over water-sharing (read Indus Water Treaty), China too is adding up pressure. Chinese Dams and Hydro-electric projects in Brahmaputra is … [Read more...] about China’s Lalho Dam Project: Should India worry?
The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan signed on September 19, 1960. The treaty was signed by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan's President Ayub Khan. It was brokered by the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and … [Read more...] about Indus Water Treaty: Everything you need to know
Everything you need to know about the Brexit is summed up here after much research. We hope our readers would get clear answers to many questions like 'What is Brexit?', 'What is the European Union?', Why the 'Leave EU' campaign?', 'Brexit referendum and the result', 'positive and negative impact … [Read more...] about Brexit: How does it affect India and the World?
India and the UAE enjoy strong bonds of friendship based on civilizational links, age-old maritime trade and vibrant people-to-people contacts. Close geographical proximity, historical links, cultural affinity, natural synergies, shared aspirations and common challenges provide further impetus to … [Read more...] about India-UAE Relations: Everything You Need to Know