[Geopolitics] India and China Border Dispute

2021-07-23T14:12:58+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|

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The British organised a conference in Shimla in 1914, which the representatives of China and Tibet attended. The conference’s objective was to negotiate a treaty that would demarcate the border between Tibet and British-ruled India. The British plan was to put pressure on the weak Chinese central government to [...]

[IR] G-7’s counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

2021-07-17T13:05:37+05:30By |Categories: FP & IR|

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G-7 leaders finally came around with the proposed Build Back Better World (B3W) to counter China’s rising influence across 100-plus countries through Belt Road Initiative (BRI) projects. The proposal, though at a nascent stage, aims to address the infrastructure investment deficit in developing and lower income [...]

[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. […]

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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 [...]

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