India’s national security election: Why it’s advantage Modi
The Indian prime minister’s national security credentials are poised to have benefits at the polls.
Keep our eyes on the sky
Now that India has successfully demonstrated its ASAT capability, it should play an important role in mitigating problems such as space debris, space traffic management, orbital frequency issues and other issues.
Quad Initiatives against Terrorism
The idea of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), floated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, was for Japan to work together with the US, India and Australia to enhance the values of democracy. While addressing the Indian parliament in 2007, he laid out his vision of the “Confluence of Two Seas” wherein he drew India and Japan’s historical connections and pushed for a “Broader Asia” thereby reviving the maritime roots of the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
The politics of Balakot
Notwithstanding Pakistan’s best efforts to steer the Pulwama narrative to its advantage, what should worry us is the political orchestration that has not ceased yet.
Tap nature for capital
Businesses across the globe are increasingly acknowledging and adopting sustainability as part of their core operational strategy for market positioning and branding. This phenomenon, though apparently prominent in the developed world, is also becoming fashionable among large businesses in India, though not ubiquitous.
China isn’t hearing Asia’s fears about its military buildup
The response to the country’s new defense budget suggests that Beijing continues to be tone deaf to regional anxieties.
By striking terrorists in Pakistan, India has changed the ground rules in South Asia
India’s February 26 attack can be seen as more of a signalling of intent than a counter-terror operation.
Recovering from the Hanoi setback
The mantra in Washington is that no deal is better than a bad deal. Realisation will soon dawn that the current situation only permits North Korea’s stockpile to grow as there is zero likelihood for Chinese and Russian support for further tightening of sanctions.
Russia’s Growing Influence in Africa
With the collapse of the superpower in 1991, things began to change. Today, there is much being talked about India and China’s role in the African continent, ignoring the expanding interest of Russia and her presence in Africa. Until the end of the cold war, the former Soviet Union played a significant role in the African continent. Moreover, it had a great influence in the economic and political arena of the region. Military support was provided from the Soviet Union to the government of countries like Mozambique, Somalia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda, Angola and many other countries of Africa in the post-independent period. In the present era, Russia is trying to establish and reinstitute its ties with African nations by deepening her engagement in order to strengthen its position in the continent.
Indus Treaty: Why India cannot afford to fight fire with water
India must honour its treaty commitments over a resource that everyday lives depend on.