International Relations : News and Updates

  • Prospects of India- Japan Relations
    Synopsis: India- Japan relations will mainly center around the goal of containing aggressive China. A glimpse of it can be seen in the recent Japan-U. S meeting. Background Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to visit India as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic normalizes. Outcomes of the recent Japan-US meeting gave a ...
  • What is EU-AstraZeneca Dispute?
    What is the News? EU-AstraZeneca Dispute is taking a new turn. European Union(EU) is taking legal action against AstraZeneca over shortfalls in vaccine deliveries to EU countries. What is the EU-AstraZeneca dispute about? AstraZeneca’s entered into a contract with the European Union. It committed to supplying an initial 300 million doses of vaccine ...
  • Changing dynamics of India-US Relations – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction The dynamics of India-US relations are changing. Since the formation of the Biden government, there have been many ups and downs in the relations. Initially, India and the US were seen cooperating in the QUAD summit but, in the last few weeks, the US has taken many steps that go ...
  • 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 ...
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