Shared values: On India and the U.S.

Source: The Hindu, TOI, Business Standard Relevance: Indo-US relationship post-US exit from Afghanistan Synopsis: India and US have their differences when it comes to the Afghan peace process. A strong Indo-US partnership in tech sector should be the way forward to out-compete China. Background US. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s day-visit to Delhi. Most of… Continue reading Shared values: On India and the U.S.

India-US ties key to anchoring Indo-Pacific region

Source: Livemint, Indian Express Relevance: Indo-US ties under the new Biden administration Synopsis: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s first visit to India after the Biden administration took office in January 2021. Key points that were discussed and the significance of the visit. Relevant points During talks the emphasis seemed to be on building on… Continue reading India-US ties key to anchoring Indo-Pacific region

Needed, a more unified Asian voice for Afghanistan

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Central Asia’s role in dealing with the situation in Afghanistan and how India can play its part. Synopsis: In order to emerge as a key player in the post-US Afghanistan, India needs to collaborate actively with Central Asian republics. India has been left out Events of the past few years, and… Continue reading Needed, a more unified Asian voice for Afghanistan

India can act as a peace Agent in the Security Council

Source: TOI Relevance: Understanding how India can act as an agent of peace amidst conflict. Synopsis: India’s role as an agent of peace as it undertakes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council. A look at its ongoing efforts and how it plans to take forward its agenda of global peace. Background On January… Continue reading India can act as a peace Agent in the Security Council

India must directly engage with Taliban 2.0

Source: The Hindu Relevance: India’s future Afghan policy in the light of American exit from Afghanistan. Synopsis: India must reset its Afghan policy. Engagement with Taliban is a reality which cannot be ignored. Background With the withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan in process, New Delhi has decided to ramp down its civilian presence… Continue reading India must directly engage with Taliban 2.0

What India must keep in mind when it comes to Turkey

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: India – Turkey relations are important for India’s engagement in West Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Synopsis: Turkey, Qatar, and China have become critical players in post-America Afghanistan. So, India needs to improve its relations with Turkey. How Turkey is engaging in Afghanistan? Afghanistan and Turkey have recently celebrated the centennial… Continue reading What India must keep in mind when it comes to Turkey

What is COMCASA?

COMCASA(Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement0 is an India-specific version of the Communication and Information on Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA) COMCASA was signed in September 2018, after the first 2+2 dialogue in the US. It allows the US to provide India with its encrypted communications equipment and systems for US origin military platforms like the… Continue reading What is COMCASA?

What is LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement)?

The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement(LEMOA), which was signed between India and the US in August 2016 is an India-specific version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA). It allows the military of each country to restock from the other’s base and Access supplies, spare parts and services from the other country’s land facilities, air bases,… Continue reading What is LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement)?

BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement)

BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement) The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement mainly refer to an agreement on the sharing of geospatial intelligence, information on maps and satellite images for defence. According to officials, anyone who sails a ship flies an aircraft, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a… Continue reading BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement)

What is India-US 2+2 dialogue? 

India-US 2+2 dialogue 2+2 dialogue mechanism is an official format of dialogue where participants are the defence and foreign ministers or secretaries with their counterparts from both participating countries. The goal of 2+2 Ministerial dialogues is to facilitate the highest-level dialogue on the bilateral, regional, and global issues between countries. Also read | 2+2 Ministerial… Continue reading What is India-US 2+2 dialogue?