If the NSG goes with a ‘criteria-based’ approach, then it would mean that India would have to wait for two-three years as the 48 member countries of the group reach consensus on what those terms should be.
The university may have broken its convocation ‘jinx’ but issues regarding its functioning – visas for students and campus construction – continue to plague the institution.
Through talking to many of the participants of the 1988 operation, Sushant Singh paints a picture that is both informative and readable.
Reiterating the link between the NSG and NPT, China said that the 1968 treaty “provides a political and legal foundation for the international non-proliferation regime as a whole.”
New Delhi: Pushing back against criticism that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is locking India into a tighter strategic embrace with the United States, senior officials insist that his recent visit to the US and four other countries demonstrated a more independent, assertive role for Indian foreign policy. A day after Modi returned […]
India needs the US on many counts in order to build up an optimal cyberspace ecosystem, bolster cyber security across sectors and most importantly, build critical infrastructure.
India needs to undertake inter-ministerial consultations for ratifying any international agreement that has economy-wide implications.
If the current state of bilateral and multilateral economic relations persists, we might end up in a position where India bolsters American strategic primacy with little to show for in return.
Mexico’s support to India is seen as crucial in its bid to become member of the elite NSG, whose members are allowed to trade in and export nuclear technology.
This is the first bilateral visit by an Indian prime minister since 1986.
The Wire compares US-India joint statements from 2015 and 2016 to assess the progress made in implementing decisions and highlight changes in priorities.
US will continue to work towards facilitating technology sharing with India to a level commensurate with that of its closest allies and partners.
If everything goes according to plan, India could be entering two out of four export control regimes this week.
The grand bargain that has been struck – India and the US speaking the same language in cyber, climate and intellectual property right regimes, in return for tangible benefits to New Delhi – is not sustainable.
The Dutch chair of the MTCR has written to all member states asking them to approve Indian membership ‘by circulation’.
India must be held accountable for the commitments it made in 2005, when the nuclear deal with the United States was first struck, and not for the sins of others.
For Heratis, the completion of the dam, located in Chisti-e-Sharif district, had always seemed like an impossible dream.
Narendra Modi, who visits Qatar today, will find a country which holds position that resonate with India’s interests
As Modi heads to Herat, the worsening situation on the ground for the Afghan security forces provides an opportunity for India to retool its policy towards that country.
The irony is that the same people who insist that violence against Africans is “ordinary crime” – the police, locals and government officials – are quick to use individual criminal acts by African migrants to typecast the whole community.
It will be best if Modi takes the many lessons that history holds out for those who think of venturing into Afghanistan for one reason or the other.
Tension between the Philippines and China has been rising as an international tribunal in The Hague prepares to deliver a ruling in the next few months in a case about the South China Sea lodged by Manila in 2013.
The true measure of the success of the Chabahar port project will be if it is implemented quickly and leads to a quantum leap in Indian trade and investment relations with Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Details left vague by the 31-page Paris Agreement include how countries will report and monitor their domestic pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to changes such as more floods, storms, desertification and rising seas.
The cessation in hostilities has been unravelling for weeks and the Syrian government has largely blocked humanitarian aid access despite repeated UN appeals to prevent civilians starving in besieged towns.
Beijing: India sought China’s cooperation at the United Nations in the fight against cross-border terrorism and called on Beijing to play a positive role in ensuring a “predictable environment” for India’s pursuit of nuclear energy – code words for Indian membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the rule-setting cartel of nuclear exporters whose norms the Indian […]
The dispute has strained relations between India and Italy and its European Union partners.
Several commentators have been left disappointed by Modi’s – and India’s – handling of international relations in the past two years. The record shows otherwise.
Modi will have to make a finely-balanced foray into a sharply polarized region, but extremely vital for India’s security and energy interests.
Meanwhile, a new bill going through the US Congress attempts to block $450 million in aid to Pakistan for its failure take action against the Haqqani Network.
New Delhi’s policy of hustling its smaller neighbour comes at a time when the Wickremesinghe government’s mismanagement of the economy is apparent and will end up helping the xenophobic political forces in the country.
While the hijack of grand strategy by the intelligence community is amply evident, what is not clear is whether this is the product of the rise of majoritarian political forces or a logical extension of the state’s existing predisposition towards relying on its intelligence arm.
Not many people have had such an opportunity to serve their country. When weighed in the balance of real life achievements, Mishra’s, to paraphrase a Chinese saying, are heavier than Mount Tai. Swamy’s will always remain lighter than a feather.
Since the Indian member of the tribunal is there to protect Indian interests, it is baffling that he neither dissented nor put in an explanatory declaration to oppose a decision that so gravely weakens India’s case on merits. This must have been on instructions. Perhaps the government owes an explanation for this.
Mirwaiz welcomes Modi government’s stand that separatists have every right to meet with Pakistani and other foreign representatives in India.
The minister, Adel al-Jubeir, speaking to reporters in Geneva denied that Saudi Arabia had “threatened” to withdraw investment from its close ally.
The two sides also said their navies will hold talks on anti submarine warfare (ASW), an area of sensitive military technology and closely held tactics that only allies share.
India should be a supporter of the Uighur cause, says the activist, if only for strategic reasons. “By raising support, helping us, the Indian government can have leverage (with China).”
Lu Jinghua, who fled to the US after the Tiananmen square crackdown, was not allowed to board her flight on 27 April with authorities informing her that her e-visa had been denied.
The FCRA law, governing foreign funding to certain NGOs and CSOs in India, is not in conformity with international law, principles and standards, Kiai has argued.