“India doesn’t seem to understand that the ‘process’ is where the game is being played and that’s why the minor objectors are more problematic than China in some ways,” says an analyst.
Whatever narrative India internalises will have interesting implications for Indian foreign policy – and by extension the Asian security order – for years to come.
India can take Pakistan to the International Court of Justice for denying it consular access to a citizen accused of espionage.
Now that all procedures attendant to membership are complete, the MTCR will be the first multilateral export control group that has opened its doors to India.
Far from being geopolitically savvy, India has displayed petulance and a sense of entitlement in its attitude towards NSG membership.
China successfully stared down the US in Seoul while trying to control the nuclear order – once an American playing field where Washington set the rules.
But it is clear that several other members of the NSG helped play spoiler in the Indian quest for membership.
Indian officials believe the NSG plenary will not reach a decision on Indian membership unless the Chinese delegation in Seoul receives fresh instructions from Beijing.
The Wire takes its readers on a world tour of the Indian quest to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
If membership in the 2016 UN group of governmental experts is a shot in the arm for Indian diplomacy, the group’s deliberations will require New Delhi to finesse its line and approach negotiations with caution.
The fresh statement from the US on India’s NSG membership came after China said that it was not on the agenda of the NSG meeting in Seoul.
With the land and maritime boundary issues settled, two major irritants in Indo-Bangladesh relations have been resolved and an enormous agenda of shared interest has been opened.
Prime Minister Modi’s proposal took everyone at the UN by surprise. Nor had the MEA done any homework on the idea. India’s point man at the time explains how the job got done.
Nearly eight years ago, after being left in a minority of one, China backed down under intense pressure from the United States and acquiesced to the exemption for India in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG). With India’s membership up for consideration this week at the NSG’s plenary meeting […]
Making an effort to not paint Beijing into a corner, Swaraj said, “China has not opposed India’s membership. It has talked of criteria-based approach”.
The NSG’s 2008 waiver made India unique. By pleading to be let into the NSG now, we have handed Pakistan the hyphen to us which that waiver had removed.
Though media coverage on Modi’s US visit was dominated by other issues, US concerns on human rights violations in India came up several times.
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.