Today, as two Asian powers face off with Bhutan at the centre of this delicate situation, the outcome will show whether the Asian century has a chance to be a peaceful one, or whether it will replay the violence of the colonial period.
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While the move is unlikely to lead to any great policy change, it is time the citizens of both countries came together to encourage the resolution of all bilateral issues through dialogue.
In its weekly press briefing the MEA was reluctant to answer whether Bhutan “formally” asked for India’s intervention before Indian soldiers crossed the border.
Nepal’s position is such that it stands to suffer when India and China get close, and even when they drift apart.
While India has been assertive in protecting interests it considers vital to its security posture in the region, New Delhi remain cagey when it comes to drawing lines on a map.
She also accused China of building roads using bulldozers and excavators, which has been protested by Bhutan in writing to China.
Not only are fishermen punished harshly for crossing a border they cannot see, once detained they are treated like prisoners of war by the other country.
Fakhri Hassan Al Issa, however, said that he could not confirm the presence of 39 Indian hostages in Iraq or if they were even alive.
I get the feeling Swaraj is more concerned about looking tough in the eyes of her countrymen than acting sagaciously in the interests of her country.
Public diplomacy is a buzz word that has been around for decades, but today it is well ensconced with a significant other – social media.
India, which says it will not be bound by any obligations stemming from the treaty, had earlier refused to take part in negotiations on its text.
In the sixth episode of Media Bol, Manoj Joshi and Smita Sharma join Urmilesh to discuss how the media has covered the India-China border issue.
Indian and Chinese troops have entered the fourth week of a stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region, but according to all reports, while they are at close proximity, the situation remains calm at the location.
India-China relations require a fundamental reset and a new scholarly book provides a useful, if indirect, contribution to how we think about the relationship.
BPCL is the second Indian refiner to buy US Gulf crude after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last month.
Why did Bhutan, which stood by India during its conflict with China and Pakistan, drift away? What caused the crisis in bilateral relations in 2013?
The all-party meeting called by the Indian government on Friday apparentlys aim to “build consensus” on how to deal with China.
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The foreign secretary said the consensus between India and China to not allow their differences to become disputes underlines the “strategic maturity” with which the two countries “must continue to approach each other”.
While the prime minister’s visit to Israel is not objectionable, what is shocking is that it took place as if Palestine is a myth and that the only reality of the Holy Land is Israel, Israel and more Israel.
People in Bhutan seem to think it is time to resolve the dispute with China once and for all, without pandering to Indian interests.
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction.
The Iraqi authorities have conveyed that all cooperation would be extended and instructions have been issued by them to all relevant Iraqi agencies to locate the missing.
China’s conditionality that Indian troops must withdraw first for any dialogue to start can be softened by employing the principle of simultaneity.
The external affairs minister said a visa application was pending for Indian national Avantika Jadhav who wants to meet her son in Pakistan.
A cyber partnership can be critical for India to meet its immediate goals in securing its cyber infrastructure and expanding opportunities for the country’s tech sector.
“Indian troops invaded China’s Doklam area in the name of helping Bhutan, but in fact the invasion was intended to help India by making use of Bhutan.”
If Narendra Modi takes the pressure off Bhutan and instead focuses on the legal arguments China is making, he will find he can resolve the Sino-Indian boundary quickly.
India’s former NSA, who has been involved in negotiations during earlier border incidents, says the difference this time is that the Chinese want India to withdraw even before any dialogue can take place.
While taking note of the US’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, the G20 communique said, “The Leaders of the other G20 members agree that the Paris Agreement is irreversible.”
Amid the ongoing stand-off in Doklam, the image of the head of the Tibetan ‘government in exile’ paying respects to the Tibetan flag on Indian territory could be seen as ‘political activity’, something Delhi has discouraged in the past.
Despite the unpredictability of its politics and the current turbulent scenario, India will do well to redouble its cooperation with Brazil rather than write it off.
In the seventy-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Modi’s foreign policy and why opposition parties have not been effective in their jobs.
Although they discussed a “range of issues”, it remains unclear if the current stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region was discussed.
In the seventy-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses PM Modi’s Israel visit and how governors are being used to meet political ends.
At this crucial juncture, India must carefully examine the Indian army’s report on the 1962 war and accept the damning indictment of the government contained in the report.
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for past 19 days after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road.
Netanyahu says India and Israel are a marriage made in heaven, the same phrase he used to describe Israel’s relations with China last year.
The Wire spoke to experts about whether a major border incident between the two countries was expected and how India should deal with the situation since it involves ally Bhutan.