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India’s Pursuit of ‘Atmanirbhar’ Rupee
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India’s Pursuit of ‘Atmanirbhar’ Rupee

The new payment mechanism has both economical and geopolitical implications. If more of India’s external trade gets invoiced in the rupee, then the internal demand for the dollar might decrease. It has liberalized capital account convertibility as it sought to relieve pressure on India’s dollar reserve. The move could have a long-term influence on regional […]

FTAs, free for all?
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FTAs, free for all?

Free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea have not worked in India’s favour. Will the deals with Australia and UAE deliver? After Canberra ratified the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA) on Tuesday there was a huge sense of achievement that overtook the establishment and media outlets. While the fine print was […]

Saudi Arabia and India Ties – Exemption leading to Inclusion and Mutual Growth
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Saudi Arabia and India Ties – Exemption leading to Inclusion and Mutual Growth

Saudi Arabia has removed the police clearance certificate for Indians seeking Saudi visas. Need to look into its implications, growing ties and potential, and reasons for facilitating this move between Riyadh and New Delhi. Saudi Arabia is interested in joining BRICS, as Riyadh sees it as an alternative to its dependence on the west. The […]

Syrian Child-refugee Crisis and its Pitfalls
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Syrian Child-refugee Crisis and its Pitfalls

It is estimated that more than 6 million children have been brutally affected by the violent conflict zone of Syria and our children, and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. This paper provides a critical analysis of the status of child refugees from Syria. Syria became one of the most dreadful conflict zones as […]

COP27 | Common But Differentiated Responsibilities on Focus
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COP27 | Common But Differentiated Responsibilities on Focus

The two major international entities which serve as the enabler of climate finance are Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The financial resources are needed to be invested in large-scale initiatives such as solar panels, and electric vehicles, soon, which are notably lacking in developing nations. The ambition fixed by the developed countries on […]

New Delhi’s Tatmadaw Conundrum
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New Delhi’s Tatmadaw Conundrum

The military takeover in Myanmar has put New Delhi in a complex situation as its reluctance to condemn and disregard the military regime can be seen from different perspectives which is sacrosanct for India’s security challenges. Internal stability in Myanmar becomes an important factor as it is the only Southeast Asian country sharing a land […]

2022 G20 Summit and India’s Strategic role in navigating the World Order
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2022 G20 Summit and India’s Strategic role in navigating the World Order

India wishes to change the face and outlook of G20, which used to be traditionally dominated by western concerns and agendas. India played a very critical role in drafting the outcome document of the summit. India has devised a three-element strategy which would help the global players in conflict resolution. Ad hoc choices, kneejerk reactions, […]

BRICS Plus – A Golden opportunity to establish a Multipolar world
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BRICS Plus – A Golden opportunity to establish a Multipolar world

Amid a surge in nominations to join BRICS from Iran, Argentina, Algeria and others belonging to different geographies, we try to find out what is fuelling this surge with an analysis of the countries that want to join, the reason for their move, their aspirations and expectation from the BRICS.  BRICS an association of 5 […]

Iran: Dichotomy, Fault Lines & Lies
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Iran: Dichotomy, Fault Lines & Lies

Muslim women globally seek to be free from the hijab and burka. In India, it is the other way. Radical religious fanatics push for the regressive dress code. While the extremist Islamists – jihadists came to claim the link between hijab and Islam, women and girls have made attempts to free women from this barbaric […]