NAM at 60 marks an age of Non alignment

News: The birth anniversary of Nehru reminds of 60 years of NAM. This concept of NAM can be traced to the policy of Switzerland in 1814-15 Vienna congress. Read more: Non Aligned Movement(NAM) What is Nehru’s version of NAM? 1. Believed that world problems are interlinked, and it is for One World that free India should… Continue reading NAM at 60 marks an age of Non alignment

Is the Indian foreign-policy ship changing course?: About India-Afghanistan relations

Synopsis: India announced hosting a summit on Afghanistan. This opens up many opportunities and new dimensions to India’s foreign policy. Introduction Recently, India announced an international conference on Afghanistan in the second week of November. While India kept its relationship with the Taliban or Afghanistan under the wraps, this is certainly an unconventional step from… Continue reading Is the Indian foreign-policy ship changing course?: About India-Afghanistan relations

A shadow foreign policy for the first time

Synopsis: A new research paper has emerged which offers some directions for alternatives to India’s foreign policy. Introduction For the first time, a document has emerged from the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) named ‘India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a world adrift’. It is authored by eight well-known strategists and thinkers and provides foreign… Continue reading A shadow foreign policy for the first time

A strategy for India in a world that is adrift

Synopsis: As the global order shifts with the rising of China and the relative decline of the USA, India must act resolutely to secure its place in the global order. Introduction During the 90s, tectonic shifts in global politics prompted the dialogue on Non Aligned Movement 2.0. Today, again, India stands on a global politics… Continue reading A strategy for India in a world that is adrift

Four geopolitical developments and a window of opportunity for India

Synopsis: China’s hardships and other significant events around the globe boosts  India’s economic prospects Introduction A number of important developments have taken place over the past several weeks. They may appear disconnected, but in fact, they add up to a significant shift in regional and global geopolitics. These developments are, 1. The withdrawal of US… Continue reading Four geopolitical developments and a window of opportunity for India

EU unveils Indo-Pacific strategy

What is the News? The European Union has released a new Indo-Pacific strategy for boosting economic, political and defence ties in the Indo-Pacific. Why an EU Strategy for the Indo-Pacific? The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly becoming strategically important for the EU. The EU is already the top investor, the leading development cooperation partner and one… Continue reading EU unveils Indo-Pacific strategy

The strategic signal of an Indian presence in the South China Sea

Source: This post is based on the article “The strategic signal of an Indian presence in the South China Sea” published in The Livemint on 31th August 2021. Relevance: This article explains India’s presence in the South China Sea. Synopsis India’s naval manoeuvres in the South China Sea annoy China, but such bold signalling plays… Continue reading The strategic signal of an Indian presence in the South China Sea

An unworthy Chinese example that India ought not to emulate

Source: Live Mint Relevance: Economic policies of India Synopsis: India shouldn’t become too much restrictive to business by trying to copy recent policy actions of Chinese government. Background China’s crackdown on businesses has been going on steadily and continually. Initially, it was felt that the target was Jack Ma because he dared to challenge the system… Continue reading An unworthy Chinese example that India ought not to emulate

India’s fate is tied to the rest of the world

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Evolution of India’s foreign policy. Synopsis: It was through its global interactions, India defined itself throughout its history as an independent nation India and the world India’s fate has been closely tied to the rest of the world. After independence India required active engagement with a variety of partners for its… Continue reading India’s fate is tied to the rest of the world