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India-France Relations – New Developments

When India count her friends in the foreign relations, France occupies a special place. Both nations have a centuries-old history of trade relations. In this post, let’s analyse the new developments in India-France relations. History of India-France Relations The French came as traders to India in the 17th century. But …

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – Will it counter TPP?

RCEP is considered as an alternative to Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the six states with …

Inter-State River Water Disputes in India: Is it time for a new mechanism rather than tribunals?

The Inter-State River Water Disputes are one of the most contiguous issues in the Indian federalism today. In the extreme cases, it may hamper the relationship between the different states. The recent cases of the Cauvery Water Dispute and the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal case are examples. Various Inter-State Water Disputes …