From the outset, India was less than categorical about its desire to resume control of the Gilgit-Baltistan area. The decision in the past five years to speak out about the region marks a clear shift in strategy.
His lack of strategic vision is aggravating the existing mistrust between India and China, and India and Pakistan. Any further drift could lead to unforeseen consequences.
In order to provide a level-playing field to private companies and encourage foreign arms manufacturers, the government has withdrawn excise and customs duty exemptions enjoyed by defence PSUs.
Sushma Swaraj denies the Modi government’s approach to Pakistan is confused or inconsistent.
Despite being denied a say over how, why and where its personnel will be deployed, India continues to send the most number of personnel on UN peacekeeping missions
The latest Chinese white paper on defence has a special emphasis on the maritime domain and on the deployment of the Chinese military to protect China’s national security interests from “international and regional turmoil”.
In his address on May 22, Ajit Doval said settlement of the border issue is “critical” for India-China ties and called for a “larger plan” for “tackling” that country to resolve all ticklish matters
Having another boundary treaty supersede the Simla Agreement without substantially changing the McMahon Line alignment may prove to be a major step toward a resolution of India’s border issues with China
‘It must be the first time that a minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country,’ Sartaj Aziz said.
If the nuances of the Chinese stance on the McMahon Line continue to elude the government, it can only be put down to an unwillingness to carefully read its own historical records.
Internet governance as practiced by ICANN has been prone to capture by an elite coalition of US commercial interests, besides being subject to US political imperatives. Does India have an alternative model?
India and the Indian Navy must move quickly with other regional players to bring an end to the humanitarian crisis in the Bay of Bengal.
Dilip Hiro’s new book is highly readable and entertaining but it only reinforces, rather than adds to, the prevailing wisdom about the state of India-Pakistan relations.
There is more to China’s claim over Arunachal Pradesh than a mere contest to possess this large strip of sparsely populated mountainous territory.
It’s time Modi stopped prioritising Saarc and turned his attention to building connections with Myanmar as a bridge to the rest of South East Asia.
If Modi really wants to send a message that India is serious about Korea he must ensure we switch to Korean time for the execution of whatever the two countries agree to do together.
We want to be friends with India not because we want to use India as leverage against the Chinese but because of intrinsic interest between Seoul and Delhi, says South Korea’s Ambassador for National Security Affairs.
Nothing is permanent in world affairs but the joint statement provides ample evidence that we can count on substantial Chinese support in the climate negotiations in the proximate future.
Mongolia may be a distant country for India but it is the last Asian frontier where Indic cultural imprints continue to thrive. From the 12th century onwards, many Mongol rulers titled themselves as Chakravartin Khan. Most Mongols still prefer to have their names in Sanskrit, though Buddhism here […]
Modi’s visit to China has held no surprises but this in itself need not disappoint. A mature relationship is in no need of them.
Unless India and China can fix their “strategic mistrust” they will not be able to fulfill the potential of their relationship. Until then, incremental progress is better than no progress at all
A controversy was kicked up today with China’s state-owned television CCTV showing India’s map without Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh while reporting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held summit-level talks in Xi’an on Thursday — their second such interaction in around nine months — and discussed ways to strengthen “trust” and maintain peace on border between the two countries, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told reporters. He said […]
Increased investment from China, especially in the infrastructure sector, is the only way that India can reduce its unsustainable trade deficit with that country.
Indian industry has complained about market access and non-tariff barriers before all bilateral summits in recent years without the situation in China changing
“When your media talks up our border and says very tough words, we have to react to it,” says the editor of Global Times. “And that creates this feeling as if there is tension between the two countries. But this tension is not real.”
We are at a moment when events could go in either direction — towards a set of major power accommodations or towards conflict. The choices that the US, China, India and other powers make in the next few years will be critical.
Defying escalating rhetoric that Iran is “gobbling up the Middle East,” President Obama told the New York Times recently that “the biggest threat” to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states may not come from Iran, but “from dissatisfaction inside their own countries.” Yet, displaying how deeply mired in […]
Modi told a meeting of BJP MPs a decision has been taken to play a cricket series
In UN debate, India also expresses concern over disproportionate use of force by law enforcement agencies in US
Do India and China have strong enough incentives to seek a compromise on the border and are these incentives aligned? It would appear that despite significant convergence on some issues, the relationship is likely to remain adversarial.
The consequences of the rise of China and the return of Asia will be India’s major geopolitical challenge in the foreseeable future, and not a threat because it contains both opportunities and risks for India’s transformation.
There’s plenty of scope for cooperation but both sides must guard against talking themselves into a classic security dilemma.