[IR] IRAN deal and the IAEA

2021-04-01T10:06:22+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|

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Even as the chicken-and-egg game is being played between the U.S. and Iran on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as to whether Iranian compliance comes first or the lifting of sanctions by the U.S., the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is back on the stage to rescue [...]

[IR] Brahmos and Manila Deal

2021-03-19T10:31:47+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|

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Earlier this month, India and the Philippines signed the “Implementing Arrangement” for “procurement of defense material and equipment procurement”. This agreement lays the groundwork for sales of defence systems such as the highly anticipated export of the BrahMos cruise missile, through the government-to-government route. […]

IR-India’s options in the Myanmar muddle.

2021-03-12T13:43:14+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|

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NEW DELHI : In October last year, India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane teamed up for a visit to a crucial neighbour—Myanmar—that raised eyebrows due to its rarity. The uncommonness of the visit underlined the state of politics in Myanmar—where the military and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and [...]

IR-China, Rare Earth and Geopolitical Backfire.

2021-02-25T07:58:08+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|

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China is planning to ban exports of technology for refining rare earth minerals. Such a move, if taken, is likely to backfire even more spectacularly than its previous attempts to weaponize the trade in rare earths itself. […]

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