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
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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
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation of SAARC leaders for his swearing ceremony and bilateral meetings with each of its leaders was unprecedented. The act not only highlighted the importance of SAARC for regional co-operation, but also portrayed India as the Big Brother in the group. Having … [Read more...] about India’s Bilateral Issues With SAARC Countries: A Quick Look
Foreign or International Relations (IR) of India comes under UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper 2. India's external relations with respect to other countries and international organizations is the point of focus here. India's diaspora (NRIs and PIOs) is also an area of priority. Now … [Read more...] about How To Study Foreign Relations of India For UPSC Mains?