The Rohingya refugee crisis refers to the mass migration of Rohingyas (Rohingya Muslim people) from Myanmar (Burma) to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. In this article, we discuss the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and the concerns of India. Who are Rohingyas? Rohingyas are indigenous … [Read more...] about Rohingya Refugee Crisis – India’s Concerns
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The India-Pakistan relationship, since the creation of both the nations in 1947 has been rocky, where the nations have been involved in four wars. Kashmir has been the bedrock issue between both the nations and has been an unresolved boundary dispute. Terrorism, particularly targeting India … [Read more...] about India-Pakistan Relations – Terrorism, Kashmir, and Recent Issues
India-China have had longstanding border disputes, and the two countries have engaged in several military and diplomatic standoffs over the years. Read further to know the details of the border issues and related agreements. The recent standoff between India and China at the Doklam plateau which … [Read more...] about India-China Border Disputes – What is the Doklam Issue?
What is India's stand on the Israel-Palestine conflict? We have covered the Israel-Palestine conflict in one of our previous notes. In this post let's cover India's stand on the Israel-Palestine conflict. There has been much debate in recent times about whether India has changed its pro-Arab … [Read more...] about India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict: Recent Changes
The West Asian region has been under political turmoil for quite a long time. Syria, Iraq, Israel etc. are some of the regions that are constantly in the news for many reasons. In this post, let's analyse the Syrian Crisis - its background, reasons and the way ahead. What is the Syrian … [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-Sri Lanka. You can also learn about the major issues … [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