When the India-Africa Forum Summit takes place in New Delhi next week, leaders from both sides will face the challenge of turning words and sentiments into a plan of action that establishes a new paradigm for international economic relations
The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations were conducted in secrecy and leave out large nations such as China, Brazil and India but it is too early to say if such an arrangement will work
The first step has been taken, but there are several key issues and hurdles that will come up before the Paris negotiations on climate change.
The PM needs to make better use of India’s diplomatic energy and talent than the childish squabbling with Pakistan that we have seen over the past few days.
Hopefully, Prime Minister Modi will at some stage retrieve his Pakistan policy from the security and intelligence lobby.
With a strong emotional pitch, softball questions and Facebook HQ as friendly ground, the PM hits a home run – with one eye firmly on home
New York: India, Japan, Germany and Brazil today declared themselves “legitimate” candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a “fixed timeframe”, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately. Hosting a summit of leaders of Germany, Japan and […]
It is time for India and the G4 to adopt a strategy of non-cooperation towards the UNSC and the United Nations as a whole
The G-4 summit on September 26 will be the first since 2004 and will bring together German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Dublin: With Irish children welcoming him by reciting Sanskrit shlokas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at secularists back home saying had this been done in India it would have raised questions. Addressing a gathering of Indian diaspora here, Modi, who made a five-hour brief stop-over […]
India has reacted strongly to Nepal’s new constitution. In India’s official statements issued on the subject, the promulgation of the new Constitution has just been “noted”, not welcomed. Concern has been expressed over the disturbed situation in the Terai region that borders India. Nepal has been urged to […]
Much has changed in the realm of human rights and international law since the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961. Diplomats accused of heinous crimes must not be allowed to get away scot-free.
Concern for religious persecution has made India open its doors to Hindus and other minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh but not to the Rohingya of Myanmar. Is it because they profess the wrong religion?
The [Modi government] appears to rely heavily on the bureaucracy for policy guidance, rather than demanding that civil servants put the political leaders’ ideas into effect. This was a conclusion drawn by a report published in July this year by the Hudson Institute, titled “Modi one year on”. […]
Saudi Arabia has raised the question of immunity for its diplomat accused of rape, but it is also a matter of justice for the victims
TiSA is widely recognised as an attempt to ultimately assert pressure on other countries to sign on to an agreement the nature of which has not been accepted within the WTO multilateral trading system.
New Delhi: India can be called “more Islamic than Pakistan” as more Muslims live here than that country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today told the chief of Pakistan Rangers who called on him to discuss ways to keep the border peaceful. During the interaction, Singh said India wants peace […]
In this review essay, timed for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibetan Autonomous Region on September 1, 1965, Manoj Joshi looks at the recent history of Tibet and China, and the role India and US played from the sidelines
Despite the final defeat of Rajapaksa—prime mover of closer ties with Beijing—Colombo is buried under billions of dollars of Chinese debt and has little option but to go along, albeit at a pace slower than earlier.
Instead of articulating “core concerns” in a manner calculated to be unacceptable to the other side, the two countries should adopt strategies and road maps that make it possible to address each other’s concerns.
Right now, each side seems to behave as if it has no interest in peace and that it is the other side which is desperate for talks
As India-Pakistan talks fall through and uncertainty grips the LoC, fear has once again gripped the district.
India must look at talks as a means of enabling sustained diplomacy, rather than as a bargaining chip or form of penalty — whose denial will somehow become a pressure-point on Islamabad
The true measure of a country’s power lies in its ability to effect a favourable transformation in the behaviour of its adversaries through a mix of strategies.
India needs to fine tune its strategy, rather than lurch from one development to another. Involving the External Affairs Minister at every step will be a good idea
Far from protecting India’s interests, the red lines have simply painted the government into a corner, where it can only sulk, as a prisoner of its own foolishness
Sadly, the Modi government allowed itself to lose sight of why it had wanted to hold talks about terror in the first place.
Talks between the two sides hit a dead-end before they could even start with the two countries disagreeing on the agenda and India’s insistence on not allowing Pakistan to meet with separatist Kashmiri leaders any more.
The stand taken by the Modi government on the Hurriyat is a dramatic departure from the more tolerant ambivalence displayed by the previous Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee administrations.
India says it would not be appropriate for Sartaj Aziz to meet the Hurriyat. Pakistan says it would not be possible to accept this advice.
From co-operation on fighting terror to investment, the visit covered a lot of ground, but only sustained effort will make it all work
After fits and starts, the government has chosen the path of dialogue. It should not allow itself to be sidetracked now.
New Delhi: In the run up to the August 23-24 meeting here of National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz, Islamabad has forwarded an agenda for the talks that includes its allegations of Indian “interference” and support for terrorist activities in Pakistan. According to Dawn, this […]
Summits usually produce joint statements full of diplomatese and the problem with the argot of diplomacy is that it converts even new and interesting developments into something that sounds routine and dull. The joint statement released on August 17 at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit […]
Italy and India are presenting their arguments before the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea (ITLOS) at Hamburg over the 2012 incident in which two Italian marines on board the tanker Enrica Lexie opened fire on an Indian fishing vessel off the coast of Kerala, killing two […]
India has a strong case under international law to assert its jurisdiction in the 2012 incident in which two Indian fishermen were killed by Italian marines on board the Enrica Lexie
Many in India are under the illusion that we are in some kind of a geopolitical competition with China. The reality is that we are already hard put to keep China out of our own backyard, let alone compete with Beijing elsewhere.
Given the recent past, New Delhi could not have done much to erase the suspicions of the Maldives leadership. However, a visit by Prime Minister Modi might have helped ease them somewhat.
Russia and China have established a modus vivendi in Central Asia and India is not central to it. That said, India’s entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is still a positive development
On Monday, July 20, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar delivered the IISS Fullerton Lecture in Singapore. Although the topic of the speech was ‘India, the US and China,’ it painted a comprehensive picture of Indian foreign policy the way the Narendra Modi government sees it. The Wire presents edited excerpts of the […]