International Relations : News and Updates

  • First “Quad Summit” Held Virtually
    What is the news? The first-ever leadership Quad summit held virtually. About the First Quad Summit: Participation: Indian Prime Minister, US President, Australian PM, and Japanese PM participated virtually in the first Quad summit. What were the key takeaways from the Summit?  Free and Open Indo-Pacific: The leaders have called for a free and open Indo-Pacific. ...
  • Quad Summit and its relevance – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction Indian Prime Minister will take part in the first-ever Virtual Quad Summit on March 12, along with the Australian, US, and Japanese Counterparts. This is the first Quad leader’s meet after the US elections. The recent power change in the US and China’s aggressive posture in its neighbourhood makes this Quad ...
  • India Not Part of “Troika-plus-Pakistan Conference”
    What is the News? Russia has planned to hold a Troika-plus-Pakistan conference on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia. About the Troika-plus-Pakistan Conference: Troika-plus-Pakistan meeting involves consultations between the US, Russia, China, Pakistan along with the representatives of the Afghanistan government, Taliban, and other senior Afghan leaders. 2 Such meetings held in 2020. Purpose: The meeting is ...
  • Why India Should limit its Involvement With QUAD?
    Synopsis: The stand-off at Ladakh has shown the limits of India-U.S. security ties and India’s involvement in the Quad. So, India should limit its involvement in QUAD and prioritize national security. How India joined the QUAD? China’s encroachment & India’s response China was expanding its footprint in South Asia and the Indian Ocean ...
  • Afghan Peace Process and India
    Synopsis: The US is set to leave Afghan as per the mandates of the Afghan Peace process. India should step up to ensure a peaceful, stable, and democratic Afghan government Background: The peace process in Afghanistan is witnessing a crucial moment in its history. In a recent development, Mr. Blinken’s letter (U.S secretary ...
  • The Advantages of Work from Anywhere
    Synopsis: The new policy of Work from anywhere gained momentum during the pandemic. It has multiple benefits for all stakeholders. Background Lack of clarity and flexibility in the US H-1B visa Programme remains major concerns for high-skilled Indian migrants, seeking to relocate to the U.S. This uncertainty was high during the Trump administration, ...
  • Indian Diaspora in US and its Impacts on India- US Relations
    Synopsis: The stature of the Indian diaspora in the US is growing. It will have a significant impact on India-US relations. Significance of Indian Diaspora in the US Indian-Americans are the second-largest immigrant community in the US(4 million-plus). They are considered as one of the most influential groups in the US. and they have ...
  • India proposes inclusion of Chabahar port in “INSTC | International North-South Corridor”
    What is the news? India’s Foreign Minister addresses the Chabahar Day event organized at the Maritime India Summit 2021. During the address, the minister put forward the following proposal with respect to INSTC (International North-South Transport Corridor): Inclusion of Chabahar Port in the International North-South Transport Corridor(INSTC). Expansion of the INSTC membership by ...
  • Consequences of Yemen Civil war
    Synopsis- Joe Biden declared that the US will no longer back the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Yemen Civil war resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and a humanitarian crisis. A reconciliation is urgently required. Background of Yemen civil war- The civil war between the Yemeni government and Iran-backed Houthi ...
  • India-EU trade relations
    Synopsis – After Brexit, India can strengthen bilateral trade and investment relations with the EU by signing a Free Trade Agreement(FTA). This will mutually benefit India and the EU. Introduction The EU is India’s largest trading partner. It accounts for 11 per cent of total Indian trade in 2019, making it more ...
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