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  • US and Chinese defense chiefs meet amid strained relations Nov 22, 2022 03:38 PM IST

    US and Chinese defense chiefs meet amid strained relations

    In a news conference, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Senior Col. Tan Kefei described Tuesday's talks as a concrete measure to implement the important consensus reached between Xi and Biden.

  • The Eastern Window | New self-seeking world order may be good for India Nov 21, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    The Eastern Window | New self-seeking world order may be good for India

    International politics is now being driven by the self-interests of countries as old alignments are breaking apart. American dominance is eroding and China is not widely accepted. India has a unique leadership role as a country connected with both the east and the west 

  • Modi’s remarks not a sign of rift in Indo-Russia ties Sep 24, 2022 07:16 PM IST

    Modi’s remarks not a sign of rift in Indo-Russia ties

    Indian and Russian diplomats have stressed that despite Western propaganda, the PM’s remarks should not be seen as a rebuke as they were made in the context of rising food and energy prices. Moreover, Modi has tabled these concerns earlier.

  • Takeaways for India in this tension with West Asia Jun 13, 2022 04:21 PM IST

    Takeaways for India in this tension with West Asia

    This experience should be a learning curve for New Delhi — that selling a political narrative domestically that is separate from the one promoted internationally has severe limitations 

  • US is playing a dangerous game in Europe at Ukraine's expense Jun 03, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    US is playing a dangerous game in Europe at Ukraine's expense

    Ukrainians must consider what will be left of their country if Russia takes away its eastern parts and Poland regains control over western Ukraine 

  • As India's wheat export ban hits global trade, nations dial New Delhi May 19, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    As India's wheat export ban hits global trade, nations dial New Delhi

    In the absence of clear guidelines on how India will allocate wheat to various nations, many countries have decided to exert their influence and leverage their bilateral ties with India to varying degrees in search of wheat

  • A lost opportunity for India-China diplomacy Mar 24, 2022 10:53 AM IST

    A lost opportunity for India-China diplomacy

    Given the circumstances under which Wang’s visit to New Delhi is taking place, it may now be nothing more than window-dressing 

  • Stocks on downhill drive, bonds spike as Ukraine crisis sustains Feb 19, 2022 06:36 AM IST

    Stocks on downhill drive, bonds spike as Ukraine crisis sustains

    Sentiment soured as shelling increased in eastern Ukraine and a rebel leader announced the surprise evacuation, a surprise development in a conflict the West suspects Russia will use to justify an all-out invasion of its neighbour

  • New Chinese border law, hardly conducive to disengagement Nov 08, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    New Chinese border law, hardly conducive to disengagement

    Is the new legislation just hot air or will it have an impact on the ground? Two ace Indian diplomats, who have dealt with Beijing, offer their perspectives

  • PM Modi to review India-US strategic partnership with Joe Biden Sep 22, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    PM Modi to review India-US strategic partnership with Joe Biden

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day visit to the US from September 22 will be his first foreign trip in six months. While the first in-person meeting of Quad leaders will focus on security issues, India's agenda also includes a significant amount of vaccine-related and economic issues.

  • India-US partnership has deepened during COVID-19 pandemic: IMC Chamber Apr 29, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    India-US partnership has deepened during COVID-19 pandemic: IMC Chamber

    The IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing the 2-day Indo-US Partnership Vision Summit 2021 with participation from industry and government of both countries.

  • EXCLUSIVE| With 'Vaccine Maitri', India pulls off diplomatic coup against China in Africa Mar 19, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE| With 'Vaccine Maitri', India pulls off diplomatic coup against China in Africa

    Officials say the 1.7 crore doses of vaccines from India have done in just three months, what billions of dollars in development finance deployed by China across the African continent over the past decade, haven't been able to. Gain Africa's trust.

  • Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region Mar 14, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region

    The world leaders pointed out that the collaboration which began with relief efforts post the devastating tsunami in 2004, evolved into a ‘democratic cooperation’ called the “Quad”

  • Vaccine Diplomacy: How does India compare with China? Mar 11, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    Vaccine Diplomacy: How does India compare with China?

    India's Vaccine Maitri initiative has earned its goodwill across the world. China, too, is providing anti-COVID shots to several countries but has also tried to undermine India's efforts by questioning the quality of Indian supplies and reportedly launching a cyber attack on major vaccine makers.

  • China’s cyber-espionage capabilities are growing, India needs to invest more in fighting back Mar 07, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    China’s cyber-espionage capabilities are growing, India needs to invest more in fighting back

    Even though New Delhi has sought to expand both it's defensive and offensive capabilities over the years, though, progress has been patchy.

  • Has China’s chequebook diplomacy put it on the back foot? Jan 26, 2021 08:27 AM IST

    Has China’s chequebook diplomacy put it on the back foot?

    China is often brazen about its ways and seldom cares to clear its stand. It is also unmindful of the enormous suffering it has brought the world. From here, if there is a course correction, it is one born out of necessity 

  • ‘Strategies for the Indo-Pacific’ is diplomacy’s little black dress Sep 16, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    ‘Strategies for the Indo-Pacific’ is diplomacy’s little black dress

    The real threat for India is, what if the whole ‘Indo-Pacific’ game slips out of its hands, and into those with different priorities and interests?

  • IPL 2020 | Why BCCI must abandon Chinese sponsorship Aug 04, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    IPL 2020 | Why BCCI must abandon Chinese sponsorship

    Popular sentiment is in favour of boycotting Chinese goods, and the government itself has banned Chinese apps and placed greater scrutiny on investments from the middle kingdom. Asking BCCI to reconsider is just a logical step since cricket is more than a game in India

  • Indians need to be more firm in saying ‘No’ to Chinese products Jul 21, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Indians need to be more firm in saying ‘No’ to Chinese products

    While diplomacy, whether it is cynical or coercive, is always preferable to a military response to China’s insatiable greed for land, India must not waver in its resolve to stand up to the bully on the block

  • India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing Jun 30, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing

    India must strengthen ties with EU as Europe is shifting its approach towards an assertive China

  • An intransigent China is a clear and present threat to India’s territorial integrity Jun 26, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    An intransigent China is a clear and present threat to India’s territorial integrity

    It is unclear how India will reorient its China policy in the long term. Independent of specific policy components, it must resolve the crisis of credibility that has long plagued India’s strategy towards China

  • Medical Diplomacy | India underlines its credentials as a responsible global leader Jun 16, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    Medical Diplomacy | India underlines its credentials as a responsible global leader

    India’s response to other countries’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic becomes noteworthy when compared to ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ exhibited by China

  • In time-tested ties between India and Nepal, China must not be a factor Jun 01, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    In time-tested ties between India and Nepal, China must not be a factor

    Nepal has been a loyal friend for decades, and Indian diplomacy needs to use tact rather than the overly big boss approach

  • A Chinese elephant in the India-Nepal room May 27, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    A Chinese elephant in the India-Nepal room

    To keep Nepal on its side is in India’s interests, especially in the face of a rising Chinese presence in South Asia. This presence is not just economic and military, but increasingly involves strong political commitment

  • India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication May 22, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication

    Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli has upped the ante by being undiplomatic at a time when diplomacy should have been the channel between Nepal and India. New Delhi, too, has not managed the episode well