In addition to boosting trade and investment ties between Central Asia and South Asia, it could serve as a future platform for India-Pakistan dialogue.
At the SCO summit, the two leaders bonded over Dangal and agreed to give a positive spin to discussions relating to trade, connectivity investment and global security.
With none of the issues which have kept them apart for two years resolved, and the Jadhav case now casting its shadow, the outlook for progress is not good.
Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif will face each other for the first time since 2015, though no talks are planned between the two.
Adopted 40 years ago, the Additional Protocols of 1977 are considered part of the bedrock of international humanitarian law, yet India refuses to sign them.
The rise of centralising authoritarians has accentuated the fragmentation and regionalisation of world politics, diminished the capacity for compromise and made relations between competitive powers much more fraught than in the past.
Conversations with women from Pakistan have shown that domestic violence is the main deciding factor in their views on marriage.
To raise its standing in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, India should rope in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in its effort to project Chabahar as a gateway to Eurasia.
“These weapons are grossly inaccurate and it is likely that the Indian compound wasn’t event the target,” an official in Kabul said.
The external affairs minister claimed that “if there is one region with whom India has uniformly excellent relations, it is the Gulf”.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt on Monday accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and snapped off ties with the nation.
Nearly three and a half centuries ago, Irishman Gerald Aungier laid the foundation for what was to become the city of Bombay.
As Trump knocks down the Paris pact, the Modi government should push India’s BASIC strategy again.
Modi refrained from answering a question on Russian interference in American elections, saying that the issue didn’t need the perspective of “a lawyer” like him.
But dismisses calls for taking on US’ burden of financial obligations or higher emission reductions.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a political and security group, presently comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Russian president tells reporters India and Russia do not have an exclusive relationship, they can have good ties with the US and Pakistan too.
While the motorable road connecting Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan remains incomplete, the age-old foot route continues to ferry locals across the border.
Given the breadth and depth of the Indo-Russian relationship, the divergence in their strategy for the South Asia region is worrying.
The agreements were signed after Prime Minister Modi held wide-ranging talks with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Spanish capital.
Though India seems all set to sign a free-trade agreement with the EU, the details will require time and effort to work out.
The overall strategy underlying Modi’s foreign policy is sound. The challenge going forward must take into account the changed global geopolitical terrain.
The fact that three vacancies – at the ICJ, ITLOS and the Continental Shelf Commission – have arisen at the same time makes the diplomatic task more complex
‘Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable,” says India.
Pakistan lost and India won but Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be released, writes a senior Pakistani lawyer.
The pitch comes close on the heels of China’s OBOR initiative, which aims to connect the Eurasian landmass and Indo-Pacific maritime routes.
Without expecting overnight transformation, over 500 eminent signatories from both countries are hoping to create a ripple effect that changes how citizens and governments view each other.
In light of India’s disputes with Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the decision to not nominate a member for the UN’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf may have significant strategic consequences.
Given the quantity of investments, China can’t afford to have the OBOR initiative fail. Sceptics like India can use that to persuade China to make modifications.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.
Marshall Bouton said in a new paper on US-India relations that the Trump administration should “expand intelligence sharing and seek ways to defuse tensions (with Pakistan).”
Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel was taken into custody by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Atlanta City Detention Centre for two days.
After Winning Provisional Battle in Jadhav’s Case at the ICJ, India Must Now Settle in for Long Haul
At this stage, it would probably be in India’s interest to stretch the ICJ case as long as possible, as this would at least ensure that Jadhav is not executed by Pakistan pending a final judgment.
“Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings.”
The nodal ministries deciding India’s role at the UN lack the skill for negotiations in international forums. Consequently, India lags behind in holding top positions like director general of the UN.
“The acts alleged by India are culpable of falling under the Vienna Convention guaranteeing the right to communicate and have access to consular access rights,” the ICJ said.
The International Court of Justice on Thursday stayed Pakistan’s execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Siddharth Varadarajan explains why.
If anything, Pakistan’s lawyers made it clear through their points that there is indeed a dispute between the parties over the interpretation and application of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
India and Palestine also signed five agreements on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, IT and electronics, health, and youth affairs and sports.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj disclosed this information about the lead attorney in the Jadhav case late last night, in response to a tweet.