Though India seems all set to sign a free-trade agreement with the EU, the details will require time and effort to work out.
The overall strategy underlying Modi’s foreign policy is sound. The challenge going forward must take into account the changed global geopolitical terrain.
The fact that three vacancies – at the ICJ, ITLOS and the Continental Shelf Commission – have arisen at the same time makes the diplomatic task more complex
‘Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable,” says India.
Pakistan lost and India won but Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be released, writes a senior Pakistani lawyer.
The pitch comes close on the heels of China’s OBOR initiative, which aims to connect the Eurasian landmass and Indo-Pacific maritime routes.
Without expecting overnight transformation, over 500 eminent signatories from both countries are hoping to create a ripple effect that changes how citizens and governments view each other.
In light of India’s disputes with Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the decision to not nominate a member for the UN’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf may have significant strategic consequences.
Given the quantity of investments, China can’t afford to have the OBOR initiative fail. Sceptics like India can use that to persuade China to make modifications.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.
Marshall Bouton said in a new paper on US-India relations that the Trump administration should “expand intelligence sharing and seek ways to defuse tensions (with Pakistan).”
Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel was taken into custody by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Atlanta City Detention Centre for two days.
After Winning Provisional Battle in Jadhav’s Case at the ICJ, India Must Now Settle in for Long Haul
At this stage, it would probably be in India’s interest to stretch the ICJ case as long as possible, as this would at least ensure that Jadhav is not executed by Pakistan pending a final judgment.
“Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings.”
The nodal ministries deciding India’s role at the UN lack the skill for negotiations in international forums. Consequently, India lags behind in holding top positions like director general of the UN.
“The acts alleged by India are culpable of falling under the Vienna Convention guaranteeing the right to communicate and have access to consular access rights,” the ICJ said.
The International Court of Justice on Thursday stayed Pakistan’s execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Siddharth Varadarajan explains why.
If anything, Pakistan’s lawyers made it clear through their points that there is indeed a dispute between the parties over the interpretation and application of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
India and Palestine also signed five agreements on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, IT and electronics, health, and youth affairs and sports.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj disclosed this information about the lead attorney in the Jadhav case late last night, in response to a tweet.
Arguments centred on question of urgency, and the status of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
India argued that human rights treated as “basics” all over the world had been thrown to the wind by Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
A fortnight before making its death sentence on the Indian naval officer public, Pakistan narrowed the conditions under which it accepts the world court’s compulsory jurisdiction
As a person of both Indian and Pakistani origin, Nida Kirmani always thought, ‘Why should I have to choose?’ Until last week, when Indian officials seized her Person of Indian Origin card, saying she cannot be both.
India will likely be the only major country not to have any significant representation at the summit, which is China’s biggest diplomatic event this year.
With the first hearing of Jadhav’s case set for May 15 at the Hague, there are three possible primary arguments that Pakistan can make.
A senior Sri Lankan government official said Sri Lanka was “unlikely” to agree to China’s request to dock the submarine at any time, given India’s concerns.
The UK’s Crown Prosecution Services will be arguing on behalf of the Indian authorities when Mallya’s extradition is heard in London on June 13.
Sri Lanka allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in 2014, triggering a fierce reaction from India, which fears China trying to extend its sphere of influence at India’s cost.
In the fiftieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the decision of the International Court of Justice to stay the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav and the killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz in Shopian, Kashmir.
Beijing on Wednesday complained about the US lawmakers’ meeting with the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
Simply playing the ‘Dalai Lama card’, as many are prone to do, will not only restrict India’s ability to manoeuvre in the outside world, but also risks undermining its own Buddhist legacy.
ICJ has scheduled oral hearings on the provisional measures requested by India on May 15.
This is the first time India has initiated a case at the ICJ since 1971 and has chosen to do so because of the possibility that Pakistan might quickly carry put the death sentence imposed on the former Indian naval officer.
Gurmukh Singh, a 46-year-old Sikh taxi driver, was detained in California after losing his latest appeal over a deportation order.
Less than a day after making an offer to rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to allay Indian concerns about Beijing’s wider One Belt, One Road initiative, the Chinese side appears to have quietly dropped the idea.
A group of 250 prominent citizens from both countries have issued a statement asking that the governments stop fighting “proxy wars” and focus on people-to-people contact.
With the Belt and Road summit set for May 14-15, Chinese officials have increased their lobbying, through public diplomacy and behind closed doors, to get New Delhi to attend.
Sharing the water of a transboundary river can be difficult even when the countries involved have an open border, as Nepal and India do.
If only some way could be found to target the BATs specifically, then some kind of a deterrent pressure could be built. As of now, the poor jawans who get killed are merely collateral damage.