India Abstains on “UNHRC Resolution” to Probe in Gaza Violence

What is the News? India has abstained from voting on the resolution at the UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) on Gaza. The resolution calls for the setting up of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights violations in the recent conflict between Israel and Palestine. About the UNHRC Resolution: The resolution was moved by Pakistan and… Continue reading India Abstains on “UNHRC Resolution” to Probe in Gaza Violence

India’s Act East Policy : Issues and Challenges – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction After the end of the Cold War, the majority of countries made changes to their economic and strategic policies. It was to align themselves to the changing geopolitical realities. India also realized the importance of Southeast Asia in 1992, so it launched a ‘Look East Policy’. The policy aimed at better integration with the… Continue reading India’s Act East Policy : Issues and Challenges – Explained, Pointwise

Indo-US Synergy on Regional, Bilateral and Multilateral issues

Synopsis: The visit of the Indian Foreign Minister to the US presents an opportunity to improve the strategic partnership. It highlights the India-US synergy on bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues. Background: Indo-U.S ties are improving under the Biden administration. The relationship is now showing synergy on bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues. Earlier, They used to… Continue reading Indo-US Synergy on Regional, Bilateral and Multilateral issues

India’s Stand on Palestine and Israel Conflict

Synopsis: In its recent statement, India tried to maintain a balance between its relations with Israel and Palestine. Why is it difficult for India to take sides in this conflict? Introduction  India is a non-permanent at the UN Security Council. It attempted a subtle balancing act by repeating its traditional support for the Palestine cause.… Continue reading India’s Stand on Palestine and Israel Conflict

Future of India – Pakistan Trade Relations

Synopsis: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of Pakistan put forward a proposal to import sugar, cotton, and cotton yarn from India. Although the proposal was rejected by Pakistan’s government, it is definitely an indication of improving the future course of India-Pakistan trade relations. Background: The two countries are undergoing restrictive trade since 2019. The Pulwama… Continue reading Future of India – Pakistan Trade Relations

Centre to set up “DD International”- A BBC-like channel to push Indian views

What is the News? National public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has floated a tender to establish a new channel named DD International on the lines of BBC World. About DD International: DD International will be the second channel of Doordarshan after DD India. Purpose: The DD International channel will aim to be a truly global channel… Continue reading Centre to set up “DD International”- A BBC-like channel to push Indian views

India’s Palestine policy

Synopsis: India’s statement at the recent UNSC meeting points towards the evolving nature of India’s Palestine policy. The country backed Palestine but without any reference to Jerusalem or its borders. Background: The violence between Israel and Hamas has intensified since the May 11 encounter. It involved the exchange of rockets between Hamas and Israel. A… Continue reading India’s Palestine policy

India’s policy on Israel and Palestine – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction India’s policy on Israel and Palestine faces hindrances due to the Israel-Palestine dispute. This dispute is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts. It is a conflict between two self-determination movements — the Jewish nationalist project and the Palestinian nationalist project, in the same territory. This Israel-Palestine dispute has far-reaching impacts on… Continue reading India’s policy on Israel and Palestine – Explained, Pointwise

India’s Vaccine exports are guided by good diplomacy and good epidemiology

Synopsis: The vaccine exports by India have not obstructed its efforts in tackling the Covid-19 outbreak. Rather it is a strategy guided by good diplomacy, good economics and good epidemiology. That is immensely beneficial for the country.  Background: As of May 11, India exported 663.698 lakh vaccine doses to foreign countries. Out of this, 16%… Continue reading India’s Vaccine exports are guided by good diplomacy and good epidemiology

“India-UK Virtual Summit”

What is the News? Indian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has held a Virtual Summit. Initiatives launched during the India-UK Virtual Summit: Comprehensive Roadmap 2030: The Roadmap 2030 was launched during the summit. The Road map aims to elevate India-UK ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ by 2030. Currently, India… Continue reading “India-UK Virtual Summit”