International Relations : News and Updates

  • Vaccine Diplomacy | Myanmar, Mauritius and Seychelles receive Covishield
    Why in News? India has sent shipments of Covishield vaccines to Myanmar, Mauritius, and Seychelles under its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ (vaccine diplomacy) drive. Vaccine diplomacy: It is the branch of global health diplomacy in which a nation uses the development or delivery of vaccines to strengthen ties with other nations. Read More – Significance ...
  •  Vaccine diplomacy 
    Synopsis: India’s Vaccine diplomacy will raise India’s Stature at the global arena.  Background:  Till now, India has supplied Covid19 vaccines to Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. The initial supplies of Covid19 vaccines have been sent free of cost.  It is expected that India will be distributing vaccines to other countries ...
  • Why Chinese forces are weakening?
    Syllabus Topic – International Relations – India and its neighborhood  Synopsis: In the beginning of this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed his armed forces to be “combat-ready to act at any second”. However, in reality Chinese forces are facing too many inside challenges.   Why China is becoming aggressive?  First, Policies of new US President Joe ...
  • New transition in India-Nepal relations 
    Synopsis: Recent Joint Commission Meeting in Delhi was a positive development for bilateral relations of India and Nepal.  Introduction   The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali visited New Delhi for the sixth meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission.  What was discussed in the meeting?  In this joint meeting discussions on the following project and assistance took place. It will strengthen India-Nepal relations: –   India assured an early delivery of vaccines to ...
  •  Vaccine Maitri: India Vaccine diplomacy exercise  
    Why in News?   India will officially start its vaccine diplomacy with the name “Vaccine Maitri” under  its  Neighborhood First policy.  Vaccine Diplomacy: It is the use of vaccines to increase a country’s diplomatic relationship with  other countries.   Key Features of Vaccine Maitri  India will supply Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines to its neighboring and key partner countries Under its Neighborhood First policy.  Bhutan and Maldives will be the first to get the vaccines followed ...
  • India-US relation under Joe Biden administration
    Synopsis: Biden’s administration is focussed on ensuring economic security of the middle class by reducing the expansive globalist ambitions. What does it mean for India? Background Two important themes that are at the centre of Biden’s vision are, To “restore the soul of America” by resolving the multiple economic and political challenges confronting ...
  • Chabahar Port 
    News: Indian government has supplied a consignment of two Mobile Harbour Cranes- MHC to Chabahar Port in Iran.   Facts:   Source: Indian Express   Chabahar Port: It is a seaport in Chabahar located in southeastern Iran, It is located on the Makran coast of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, next to the Gulf of Oman and at the mouth ...
  • Kalapani territorial dispute between India and Nepal resurfaced
    Synopsis: Kalapani territory is one of the major disputed border areas between India and Nepal. But the dispute is not yet resolved by mutual terms and usually resurface time and again. In this article, you can read about the details of the dispute and the steps that India should take. Introduction: Present development Nepal ...
  • Trade with China shrank in 2020, deficit at five-year low
    News: According to the data from China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC), India’s trade with China declined in 2020 to the lowest level since 2017, with the trade deficit narrowing to a five-year low as India imported far fewer goods from China. Facts: Source: The Hindu  Data Related to Trade between India and China: Bilateral ...
  • UK  Report classified India among ‘difficult four’ countries
    Synopsis: The report released by the Royal Institute of International Affairs (UK) recommends an arm’s length relationship with India due to rise of religious intolerance.  Back ground  Recently, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (UK) have proposed a blueprint titled “Global Britain, Global Broker”, for Britain’s future foreign policy after Brexit.  As a matter of concern for India, ...
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