Challenges associated with China’s economy: Dragon Stumbling, World Ok

.News: At present, China’s economy is growing significantly slower than other emerging markets for the first time in three decades. But the present rapid slowdown in China does not impact the world economy like it used to be. This is against the popular saying that as China goes, so goes the global economy. China accounted… Continue reading Challenges associated with China’s economy: Dragon Stumbling, World Ok

India-Afghanistan relations: India sending medical aid to Afghanistan is a sign of thaw in bilateral relations

News: Recently, India decided to send a consignment of medicines to Afghanistan. The medicines were sent on a return flight of a plane that brought evacuees to India last week. This along with previous initiatives are aimed to improve India-Afghan ties. Read more: Allow unimpeded aid into Afghanistan, say NSAs in Delhi Declaration About Afghanistan… Continue reading India-Afghanistan relations: India sending medical aid to Afghanistan is a sign of thaw in bilateral relations

India and its neighbourhood relations: Winning back some neighbours

News: India started working on strategies to normalize its relations with neighbouring countries. Now, India has been reclaiming some of the ground, it had lost to China. What is the major shift from the earlier policies? 1) The government made sincere efforts to win not only the neighbouring governments but also their people, 2) The government… Continue reading India and its neighbourhood relations: Winning back some neighbours

“Chinese Project at Balochistan port: local protests, global concerns”

News– Since November, there have been continuous protests in Gwadar, Baluchistan against mega-development plans of the port city as a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.  About Baluchistan-  Baluchistan is among the least developed even though it is the most resource-rich of Pakistan’s four provinces. The main means of livelihood for people in the region is fishing.   What are Indian Specific concerns of India? … Continue reading “Chinese Project at Balochistan port: local protests, global concerns”

There’s a clear-eyed vision behind China’s maritime build-up

News: American surprise over a secret Chinese military base in the UAE port of Khalifa is unwarranted. About China’s maritime plan China in 2019 released Defence White Paper (DWP), declares overseas interests as a crucial part of China’s national interests. To address deficiencies in overseas operations and support, China builds far seas forces, develops overseas logistical… Continue reading There’s a clear-eyed vision behind China’s maritime build-up

Iran-Pak Rivalry In Afghanistan Works For India

News: Indian concerns about the repercussions of ISI activities in Afghanistan holds little importance owing to the different interests of the regional powers. Iran, in this context, is important for India as both countries want to resist Pakistan’s domination in Afghanistan. Why there is a conflict between Iran and Pakistan? Both countries chose their intelligence… Continue reading Iran-Pak Rivalry In Afghanistan Works For India

China exports warship to Pak., to be deployed in Indian Ocean

What is the News? China has handed over the first Type 054A/P frigate (warship) named PNS Tughril to Pakistan.  What is PNS Tughril? PNS Tughril is the largest and most advanced warship that China has ever exported. It is designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC). What are the key features of… Continue reading China exports warship to Pak., to be deployed in Indian Ocean

How to play the Kabul game?

Synopsis: After the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, India needs to evolve a strategy to secure its interest in the region. Introduction India recently held Delhi regional security dialogue on Afghanistan. It was attended by security chiefs of Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Though Pakistan and China were also invited, they… Continue reading How to play the Kabul game?

Allow unimpeded aid into Afghanistan, say NSAs in Delhi Declaration

What is the News? India has hosted the ‘Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan’ to address the security concerns arising due to new developments in Afghanistan. The dialogue was chaired by India’s National Security Advisor(NSA) and was attended by the NSA of 7 countries including Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. During the… Continue reading Allow unimpeded aid into Afghanistan, say NSAs in Delhi Declaration

Pakistan blocks GoFirst flight: How it flouts freedom of air

What is the News? India has launched a direct flight between Srinagar and Sharjah (UAE). The flight was to operate through Pakistani airspace. However, the flight was denied permission to enter Pakistan and the flight had to take a longer route to reach the destination. This has raised the concern of Pakistan violating the first… Continue reading Pakistan blocks GoFirst flight: How it flouts freedom of air