The effectiveness of India’s strategy will be measured not by the length of road China may build at the tri-junction but by the diplomatic bonds it establishes with Bhutan.
Despite widespread accusations against the Myanmar government of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, India has planned to deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees.
This is the first time in several years that the US embassy has reacted to an incident in which an individual has been targeted.
The repatriated Indian fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarang’.
“One of the important points that was made during the meeting was that peace and tranquillity in the border areas was a prerequisite for further development of our relationship,” the Indian foreign secretary said.
The meeting comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Doklam area.
In a repeat of the Amritsar ‘Heart of Asia’ declaration, the BRICS statement at Xiamen names the Lashkar, Jaish, TTP and other terrorist groups.
The ‘Make in India’ campaign, launched under Nirmala Sitharaman’s watch, has so far failed to ignite any significant domestic production. While it is a complex process, her potential for success or failure will be in seeing this through.
Senior Indian diplomats insist that the Rohingya issue is not just about security but also contain developmental and humanitarian elements.
The outcome of the months-long stand-off at Doklam is likely thanks to India’s enormous tactical advantage in the region.
The influential think tank, whose goal is to safeguard ‘American interests’ globally, is also seen by Indian businesses with strong US partnerships as a way of lobbying the Indian government.
Raghavan headed a probe that cleared Narendra Modi of involvement in the 2002 Godhra riots.
Not only does using the prism of a sibling rivalry help us understand the India-China relationship, it can also tell us how to make it better.
We should apply our knowledge of psychological science to geopolitical events and observe how perceptions, emotions, memories and linguistic quirks might have distorted them.
“There is huge potential for cooperation between China and India,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said, without giving details.
While Bhutan’s statement notably acknowledges India as a part of the dispute, it does not, unlike earlier, mention that China’s road construction was “inside Bhutanese territory.”
China publicly remained silent on pull-out of Chinese troops in Doklam, but explicitly stated that all Indian troops have withdrawn and that it will continue to “exercise its sovereign rights”.
The Doklam standoff has opened a route to the resolution of the long simmering Himalayan border dispute. Can Modi turn the present draw into a victory?
Political parties in Nepal want to be seen as standing up to India, the ‘old bully’, and appearing close to China, the much-needed ‘counterweight’ to India.
Chinese-Indians Interned After 1962 War Hold Demonstration in Canada; Want Indian Government to Apologise
On August 24, around 53 internees and their families held a peaceful demonstration before the Indian high commission in Ottawa, Canada and publicly shared memories of the camp for the first time.
China will emerge as an occasional irritant in Indo-Nepalese relations, tempting Nepal to play the ‘Beijing card’ against India.
Modi also emphasised on cooperation with Nepal in economic relations, energy, water resources and connectivity projects.
If implemented, the new policy will likely lead to confrontation with nuclear-armed Pakistan, but that does not mean the US should shy away from holding Islamabad’s feet to the fire.
Indian officials have expressed their satisfaction at US President Donald Trump calling Pakistan a “safe haven” for “agents of chaos”.
The visit took place after Beijing kept up the official rhetoric on Doklam with the release of a position paper in early August.
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Beijing: China today blamed Indian soldiers for “violent action” against its troops during a standoff at Pangong Lake in Ladakh on August 15 leading to scuffles and stone pelting, and has lodged a protest with India. Indian border guards said they had foiled an attempt by Chinese soldiers to […]
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also claimed that China has not shared any hydrological data with India this year.
With the ICJ to adjudicate on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case over the next few years, having an Indian judge on the bench is a national priority.
India’s actions prove that what separates an illegal immigrant from a refugee is not a question of actual persecution but of political expediency.
They “resolved to enhance peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue,” the White House said.
Any hostilities will be short and non-conclusive, and will puncture the image of itself that China has built.
The Swiss People’s Party has said that India and ten other countries are “too corrupt” and that it will get enough support in the country’s parliament to halt the tax information exchange process.
There has been no enhancement of troops at the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction in Doklam; in Nathu La, Indian and Chinese soldiers hold border meeting
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met with Bhutanese foreign minister Damcho Dorji on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC ministerial meeting.
New Delhi says only around 14,000 of the Rohingya living in India are registered with the UN refugee agency, making the rest (close to 26,000) illegal and liable to be sent back.
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The time has come for India and China to explore new institutional mechanisms for resolving their boundary dispute.
Australian lawmakers born in another country have to ensure that they were not dual nationals at the time of their election.
Andrew Small, an expert on China and its relations with Pakistan and the US discusses the wider context to the ongoing standoff at Doklam.