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International Relations : News and Updates

  • Why India-Russia Relations Demands Reconsideration?
    Synopsis: The recent visit of Russia’s Foreign Minister to India has once again highlighted the issues in India-Russia bilateral relations. As Russia has been a good friend to India, it demands a reconsideration. Background: The year 2020 witnessed a break in the annual India-Russia bilateral summit. Before this, the leaders of two countries ...
  • “Vande Bharat Mission” Becomes One of Top Civilian Evacuation Mission
    What is the News? Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) has become one of the largest evacuation missions of civilians by a country. About Vande Bharat Mission(VBM): Vande Bharat Mission started in May 2020 to bring back Indians stranded abroad due to COVID-19 and the resultant lockdowns. The first phase of the Vande Bharat mission aimed ...
  • EU Council Approves “EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy”
    What is the News? The Council of the European Union has approved the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. About EU Indo-Pacific Strategy: The Indo-Pacific region spans from the east coast of Africa to the Pacific Island States. It has the world’s two most populous countries, which are also huge economies ...
  • Extradition of Fugitives to India – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction Recently, the U.K’s Home Secretary approved the extradition of diamond merchant Nirav Modi to India. He is wanted in India, in connection with the Punjab National Bank(PNB) fraud. However, the extradition will happen only when the U.K’s cabinet minister approves this order. Till then, Nirav Modi can also make an appeal ...
  • Bringing Down the Western Hegemony on the World Order
    Synopsis: Developing countries must unite to meet the challenges of the US-led liberal hegemonic world order Background The US hegemony started after the end of British imperialism in the aftermath of the Suez Crisis (1956). After, six decades-long control over the world order, the authority of the US has started declining. As a result, ...
  • The US Afghan Strategy Fails to Control Taliban
      Synopsis: The US Afghan strategy to pull out the US troops without any settlement leaves the Taliban stronger. Introduction: In 2020, the Trump administration signed a deal with the Taliban to pull off US troops from Afghanistan. Following that, the current President Joe Biden upheld the agreement and agrees to pull off ...
  • India on US’s “Currency Watch list”
    What is the News?  The US treasury places India along with 10 other countries on its currency watch list. What is Currency Manipulator: Current Manipulators are countries engaging in “unfair currency practices” by deliberately devaluing their currency against the dollar. The practice would mean that the country in question is artificially lowering the value ...
  • Strategic Autonomy will shape the Emerging global order
    Synopsis: The middle powers like Japan, Iran, Turkey, and India are looking forward to strategic autonomy.  It will make the emerging global order into a multipolar world instead of a new Cold War type bi-polar world. Background The confrontation between greater powers (The US on one side and the Russia-China axis on ...
  • Reviving India-Russia Relationship – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction Recently Russia’s foreign minister visited India and Pakistan. During his Pakistan visit, he mentioned that Russia is “open for any cooperation” with Pakistan. The Pakistan officials consider this as Russia’s “blank cheque” in the relationship. Apart from that, Russia also removed few restrictions in the Russia-Pakistan relationship. On the other ...
  • “Raisina Dialogue” 2021 -Prime Minister addresses the Inaugural Session
    What is the News? The Prime Minister has delivered a video address at the Inaugural Session of the Raisina Dialogue. About Raisina Dialogue: Raisina Dialogue is an annual multilateral conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics. The Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation have been jointly organizing it since 2016. Purpose: The conference ...
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