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“Our priorities will focus on healing our ‘One Earth’, creating harmony within our ‘One Family’ and giving hope for our ‘One Future'” – writes PM Narendra Modi as India commences its G20 Presidency
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“Our priorities will focus on healing our ‘One Earth’, creating harmony within our ‘One Family’ and giving hope for our ‘One Future'” – writes PM Narendra Modi as India commences its G20 Presidency

Highlights: We do not need to fight for our survival – our era need not be one of war. Housing one-sixth of humanity, and with its immense diversity of languages, religions, customs and beliefs, India is a microcosm of the world. India’s G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive. India’s G20 Presidency will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Second Chief of Defence Staff for India – Current Challenges and the Way ahead
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Second Chief of Defence Staff for India – Current Challenges and the Way ahead

One of the primary tasks of CDS is to restructure the armed forces into Integrated Theatre Commands Theaterization helps in better synergy, optimal utilization of resources, reduce cost and effective battle response. Though the capital procurement is not with CDS, he plays a vital role in making forces adopt the culture of giving priority the […]

India’s Maritime Security Policy for the Indian Ocean Region and Indo-Pacific
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India’s Maritime Security Policy for the Indian Ocean Region and Indo-Pacific

China has focused on building artificial islands in the South China Sea and pulling developing countries into debt traps through the Belt and Road Initiative. Although India’s diplomatic missions across the globe are vast, it remains on the sidelines observing the events unfold instead of actively intervening to pull its neighbours to its side and […]

Hijab: A Symbol of Choice or Social Oppression?
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Hijab: A Symbol of Choice or Social Oppression?

Hijab has been one of the most tweeted and searched keywords on the internet in the past few months. After the students’ protest in Karnataka in early 2022, the question of the Hijab regained public consciousness after the death of Mahsa Amini in the state of Iran. Late Ms Amini was a 22-year-old Kurdish woman […]

Book Review | Realising the Communal Realities of the sub-continent leading to the horrific Partition
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Book Review | Realising the Communal Realities of the sub-continent leading to the horrific Partition

Ram Madhav’s recent book “Partitioned Freedom” offers us a new and different perspective on the most troubled and traumatized times of modern Indian history, from the beginning of the 1900s to India’s political freedom, in 1947. This a thought-provoking title, which focuses on the events, incidents and chronicles that led to the fractured, amputated and […]