Subregional Grouping That Must Get Back on Course

Context Leaders of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will attend a summit meeting hosted by the chair Sri Lanka. They look to turn their aspirations into actions in the Bay of Bengal (BoB) region. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. […]

India’s Complex Position on Islamophobia

Context United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has recently adopted March 15 as ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’ and released a draft document on behalf of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Article What is Islamophobia? Why has it become […]

Time for India to Redefine Its Relationship With Russia

Context India’s relationship with Russia is in tough waters as the Russia Ukraine Conflict is looming large. India’s foreign policy may be tested in such a situation. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Article Foreign Policy Conundrum The Strategic Challenge Russia: Confused or […]

The Peculiar Case of Ladakh’s Eastern Boundary

Context It is a good time to fucs on the Ladakh’s Eastern Boundary which has suffered from unnecessary conflicts as Foreign Minister of China is visiting India. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Article Geographical Perspective Treaties, Usage and Customs Issues of India […]

Realizing the Potential of Maitri and Mateship

Context Australia is making the single largest bilateral investment in India on the account of India’s 75th Independence Day. Australia has emphasized upon a long and special relationship. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Article History of India Australia Relationship Recent Developments Focus Areas: […]

Fragmenting World Order; Untied Nations

Context Russia-Ukraine Conflict has exposed the global interconnectedness which is now at an all time low. It poses a challenge to cooperation of various nations over various issues like Economy, Security, Military and Cultural Ties. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. GS-II: Effect of Policies and […]

The War’s Cold Facts and What India Needs to Glean

Context Hard power has started dictating the geopolitical atmosphere of the world. India’s Atmanirbhar push to Defense Industries must move into mission mode. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. GS-II: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. Dimensions […]

How South Asia views the War

Context Russia-Ukraine Conflict has brought the South Asian Nations to a Geopolitical crossroads where countries have taken a stand based on their economy, relations with both sides and understanding. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. GS-II: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries […]

When a Missile Misfires

Context India has acknowledged misfiring of an unarmed missile in the airspace of Pakistan due to technical malfunction. Relevance GS-II: India and its Neighborhood- Relations. GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Articles Provisions for Conducting such tests. Why the Technical Malfunction? What Next? Way […]

Breaking with Russia on Defense is Difficult

Context India has been in the crosshairs of Ukraine-Russia Conflict which has brought the world on the brink of Cold War era. India would want to avoid being a collateral casualty amidst the tensions between its allies, Russia, US and the UK. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting […]