International Relations : News and Updates

  • Sri Lanka Writes Off Strategic Colombo Port Deal With India & Japan
    Source: click here Syllabus: GS 2 Synopsis: Sri Lanka’s has pulled out of a 2019 Colombo Port deal with India and Japan. The agreement was for developing the strategic East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo Port. Introduction India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for cooperation on economic projects in ...
  • India- Myanmar relations after Coup
    Synopsis: India has a deep security relationship with the Myanmar military. It is not in India’s interest to intervene in Myanmar’s politics. Introduction Military rule has returned to Myanmar after a coup. Aung San Suu Kyi along with the political leadership has been detained by the Military. Similar events took place in ...
  • Coup in Myanmar and India-Myanmar bilateral relations – Explained
    In a military coup in Myanmar, a state of emergency has been imposed for one year. The coup resulted in establishing military rule again in Myanmar. The military has detained democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians of the country. This action is condemned by the majority ...
  • India-Sri Lanka Maritime dispute – Explained
    Recently four fishermen from Tamil Nadu died while fishing in Palk Bay.  The cause of death is still not clear. But the Indian government has registered its strong protest with India-Sri Lanka. The arrest and death of fishermen by the Sri-Lankan government is a frequent issue. A press note mentions, “between ...
  • “Indo-French Year of the Environment” launched towards a Greener Planet
    What is the News? The Indo-French Year of the Environment launched for the period 2021-22. About Indo-French Year of the Environment Objective: To strengthen Indo-French cooperation towards climate change and environment protection. This platform would be used for discussions on critical areas of collaboration relating to the environment and allied areas. Themes: The cooperation would ...
  • MEA’s Eight broad principles to resolve conflict with China
    Source: Indian Express Gs2: India and its Neighborhood- Relations. Background: Recently, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in the 13th All-India Conference of China Studies organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies. What were the observations made by the External Affairs Minister in the 13th All-India Conference of China Studies? In the conference, he ...
  • GI Geographical Indications tag for Basmati Rice to Pakistan : a cause of concern for India?
    Synopsis: Pakistan secures the Geographical Indications (GI) tag for its Basmati rice. Experts say it would in no way affect India’s Basmati exports. Introduction: Before partition in 1947, both India and Pakistan shared the Basmati rice-growing zone. After partition, Basmati rice became a joint heritage of India and Pakistan. What is the Geographical ...
  • Retrospective Taxation: Cairns Issue
    Why in News? Cairn Energy has asked the Government of India to resolve the retrospective taxation case. It has threatened to begin attaching Indian assets including bank accounts in different world capitals in case of non-resolution. Background: The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in Dec. 2020 that the Indian government was wrong in ...
  • Reasons of increasing Palk Bay fishing conflict
    Source: The Hindu Gs2: India and its Neighborhood- Relations. Synopsis: The recent death of 4 fishermen resurfaces the unresolved issue of fisheries conflict between India-Sri Lanka at Palk Bay. Background: Recently four fishermen from Tamil Nadu died while fishing in Palk Bay. Tamil Nadu has accused Sri Lankan Navy of that. But, the Sri Lankan ...
  • Taiwan-China conflict and India’s stand on it
    Recently Taiwan reported a large scale incursion in its air defence zone by Nuclear-capable Chinese bombers and fighter jets. In response, the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea. The US claims this as an effort to support freedom of navigation in the region. The China-Taiwan ...
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