Maritime Policy of India Need a Long Term Vision

Synopsis: Maritime policy of India lacks a long-term vision to counter China’s expansionist designs in the Indo-Pacific. There have been a lot of issues with previous maritime policies, resulting in a huge gap between India & China’s current maritime capabilities. Introduction  Today, China has not only overtaken the US Navy in numbers, but it is… Continue reading Maritime Policy of India Need a Long Term Vision

Lessons and Challenges for India after a Year of Galwan Clash

Synopsis: Ladakh crisis has highlighted that India needs to focus on its land borders. Also, it should use its limited resources for military modernisation instead of focusing on maritime ambitions in the Indo-Pacific. Background: It has been one year since the Line of Actual Control (LAC) witnessed violent clashes in Galwan valley in Ladakh. Although… Continue reading Lessons and Challenges for India after a Year of Galwan Clash

Pakistan Passes Bill to let Jadhav Appeal

What is the News? Pakistan’s Parliament has passed the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Bill of 2020. About the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Bill of 2020: The bill provides the right of appeal to death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav against the death sentence. The bill was passed after the International Court… Continue reading Pakistan Passes Bill to let Jadhav Appeal

Dismal Healthcare systems in South Asia needs attention

Synopsis: The second wave of pandemic highlighted the lacunas in the healthcare systems in South Asia. The situation now demands the replacement of short term measures with a well-thought-out vision and political commitment for long-term healing. Background: The pandemic managed to penetrate across the countries due to the dismal state of health infrastructure and reluctance to… Continue reading Dismal Healthcare systems in South Asia needs attention

Improper Comments on Bangladesh will impact India Bangladesh ties

Synopsis: India Bangladesh ties are highly sensitive and based on Mutual trust and respect. Disregarding any nation by words or action by Indian leaders will be detrimental to the consolidation of bilateral ties. Background Recently, the Indian Home minister made derogatory statements with reference to Bangladesh. The home minister described illegal Bangladeshi immigrants as vermin.… Continue reading Improper Comments on Bangladesh will impact India Bangladesh ties

“China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue”

What is the News? The Fourth China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue will be held virtually this year. The foreign ministers of each country will attend the meet. About China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue: The China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue mechanism was set up in 2017 at the initiative of China. Purpose: The dialogue is aimed at reinforcing trilateral cooperation between three… Continue reading “China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue”

China’s shift from “one-child policy” to “three-child policy”

What is the News? China has announced that it will allow couples to have up to three children after census data showed a steep decline in birth rates. About China’s One-Child Policy: China’s One-Child Policy was announced in 1980 by then-leader Deng Xiaoping. The policy was adopted out of fear that unchecked population growth would… Continue reading China’s shift from “one-child policy” to “three-child policy”

India’s Nepal policy needs to change for ensuring long-lasting friendship

Synopsis: There is widespread disbelief against India in Nepal. But that needs to be addressed by winning back the people’s trust. This will strengthen India’s Nepal policy Background As of now, Nepal’s parliament has been dissolved once again and dates for fresh elections are announced. The current dissolution has been challenged in the court by… Continue reading India’s Nepal policy needs to change for ensuring long-lasting friendship

Continuing Political Turmoil in Nepal and Opportunity for India

Synopsis:  Present Constitutional crisis in Nepal is an opportunity for India to engage with Nepal’s political leadership. It can help them to establish a stable democratic rule in Nepal. Background Recently, Nepal’s President had dissolved the House of Representatives (lower house) late at the suggestion of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli. The decision to dissolve… Continue reading Continuing Political Turmoil in Nepal and Opportunity for India

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