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Technology-led growth, Ease of doing business, Infrastructure and Digital Transformation are the key pillars of India’s current economic recovery: PM Modi at BRICS Business Forum
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Technology-led growth, Ease of doing business, Infrastructure and Digital Transformation are the key pillars of India’s current economic recovery: PM Modi at BRICS Business Forum

PM Narendra Modi addressed the BRICS Business Forum 2022 and said that Technology-led growth, Ease of doing business, Infrastructure and Digital Transformation are the key pillars of India’s current economic recovery. He said that when the whole world is focusing on post-COVID recovery, the role of BRICS countries will continue to remain very important. Speaking on […]

India’s relations with South-East Asian Nations – Strengths, Challenges and the Path ahead
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India’s relations with South-East Asian Nations – Strengths, Challenges and the Path ahead

South-east Asia is very important to India from economic, political, social, defence, maritime trade and security.  ASEAN is India’s fourth largest trading partner and the mutual trade stands at about US$ $78 billion in 2021, which is approximately 10% of India’s overall trade. Southeast Asian nations are under direct attack from China through debt trap diplomacy, […]

Around Taiwan’s Sovereignty and China’s Hegemony
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Around Taiwan’s Sovereignty and China’s Hegemony

As the war of words between the United States and China over Taiwan escalates, the latter has vowed to “fight to the very end” to stop Taiwanese independence and warned that foreign interference is “doomed to fail”. The latest wasr of words between the two powers is stoking already soaring tensions with the US over […]

QUAD at the crossroads – Path of Pragmatism or Antagonism?
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QUAD at the crossroads – Path of Pragmatism or Antagonism?

QUAD as it is, today stands in a turbulent environment following the Russia-Ukraine war. Many had suggested the relevance of QUAD going down but it seems like always, nothing is too predictable in international relations. However, while supporters celebrate the obvious optics, there is more to it. The USA – Their push to isolate Russia has […]

“BRICS must live up to commitments on respect for sovereign equality, territorial integrity and international law” – EAM Dr S Jaishankar
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“BRICS must live up to commitments on respect for sovereign equality, territorial integrity and international law” – EAM Dr S Jaishankar

India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S.Jaishankar participated in the BRICS along with the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Brazil, South Africa and China through video conferencing. The meeting was chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wang Yi under the BRICS rotating Presidency. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the […]

Confucius Institutes: Soft-power or a Trojan Horse to push China’s worldview
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Confucius Institutes: Soft-power or a Trojan Horse to push China’s worldview

Communist China created the Confucius Institutes (CIs) in 2004. It is China’s National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL), also known as Hanban. The Institute’s aim is “establishing non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries”. They teach Mandarin, finance summer camps in China, support cultural […]

Human Rights Violations by China in Tibet
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Human Rights Violations by China in Tibet

Introduction Tibet is a highly disputed region located between the mountainous borders of China, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. In 1950, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invaded the Tibetan region and seized control by force. Before 1950 Tibet was largely isolated from the rest of the world. It constituted a unique cultural and religious community, marked […]

Nuclear War Threats by Russia, China, Pakistan and North Korea – Empty Rhetoric or Cause for Alarm?
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Nuclear War Threats by Russia, China, Pakistan and North Korea – Empty Rhetoric or Cause for Alarm?

“A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought” President Ronald Reagan Nuclear warfare, also known as atomic warfare and thermonuclear warfare, is a military conflict or political strategy that deploys nuclear weaponry. Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction. In contrast to conventional warfare, nuclear warfare can produce destruction in a […]

Opinion | The Pacific blunder of the West and a nonstarter AUKUS
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Opinion | The Pacific blunder of the West and a nonstarter AUKUS

Alarm bells are ringing in the South Pacific after the government of Solomon Island signed a framework agreement on security cooperation with China. This is big news in the geostrategic circles. However, it seems the world is still obsessing over Ukraine and Russia and this unnecessary preoccupation is now costing America and its Southern Hemisphere […]