Hardly the India- China century Deng envisioned

Synopsis: As China becomes increasingly assertive, the options with New Delhi are limited. Introduction This article is highlighting the changing trajectory of India-China relations. As China grows economically and militarily, it seems to be adopting a hardened posture towards its neighbours, including India. How both the countries talked earlier tensions in India – China relations?… Continue reading Hardly the India- China century Deng envisioned

A Taliban-led Afghanistan and the Chinese conundrum

Synopsis: This article explains the impact of US exit from Afghanistan on Pakistan and China. Introduction After postponing the announcement twice, Taliban spokesmen have said that they expect to have a new government in Afghanistan this week. The Taliban announced this after they captured the Afghan capital Kabul more than three weeks ago. The real… Continue reading A Taliban-led Afghanistan and the Chinese conundrum

Noble intentions: About the UNSC resolution on Taliban

Synopsis The UN must ensure that the Taliban uphold human rights and give up terror tactics. Introduction Recently, the UN Security Council, under India’s Presidency, adopted Resolution 2593. The resolution was sponsored by France, UK and USA. Along with 13 other members, India voted in favour of the resolution and amongst permanent ‘members’ Russia and… Continue reading Noble intentions: About the UNSC resolution on Taliban

China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

Source: This post is based on the following articles: China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean published in The Hindu on 1st Sep 2021. China expands its activities to Sri Lanka’s north; India worried published in TOI on 1st Sep 2021. What is the news? Firstly, the first shipments on a newly-launched railway line… Continue reading China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

A Power Cut For India

Source: This post is based on the article “A Power Cut For India” published in The Times of India on 31st August 2021. Relevance: This article explains the link between India’s economic performance and geopolitical developments. Synopsis: The setback in Afghanistan highlights a recent decline in the country’s geopolitical & economic weight. Context India’s external… Continue reading A Power Cut For India

What signing of the $500m India-Maldives mega-infra project means

Source: Indian Express and The Hindu What is the News? India and Maldives have signed a pact for the construction of a $500 million Greater Male Connectivity Project. About Greater Male Connectivity Project: Greater Male Connectivity Project is the largest ever infrastructure project in the Maldives. The project involves the construction of a 6.74-km-long bridge… Continue reading What signing of the $500m India-Maldives mega-infra project means

Fourth evacuation from Kabul since 1992 & The legal challenges in recognising the Taliban

Source: The Hindu(Article 1, Article2, Article 3, Article 4, and Article 5) and The Indian Express Relevance: This article explains the recent developments in Afghanistan. Synopsis: After the rise of the Taliban, Countries around the globe are in dilemma over recognizing the Taliban. Introduction Recognition of governments under international law is vital for several reasons.… Continue reading Fourth evacuation from Kabul since 1992 & The legal challenges in recognising the Taliban

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

Union Minister launches Arogya Dhara 2.0 to increase reach of Ayushman Bharat

Source: Business Standard What is the News? The Union Health Minister has launched Arogya Dhara 2.0 to celebrate the 2 Crore hospital admissions under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). Read more: Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana (JAY) About Arogya Dhara 2.0: The key objective of the event is to spread the achievement… Continue reading Union Minister launches Arogya Dhara 2.0 to increase reach of Ayushman Bharat

New, Dangerous Quad Around India

Source: Times of India Relevance: Changing global order and emerging security threats for India Synopsis: The combination of Taliban-led Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran & China is a grave threat for India. Background With the Taliban well and truly in control in Afghanistan, countries in the region have already started a push for power and stakes in… Continue reading New, Dangerous Quad Around India