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Australia joining the Malabar exercises will strengthen the Quad
In a landmark decision, India has invited the Australian Navy to join the Malabar naval exercises 2020. India’s invitation comes on the heels of the Tokyo meeting of the foreign ministers of the Quadrilateral (Quad) grouping comprising of India, the US, Japan and Australia. India and the US established the Malabar naval exercises in 1992. Japan became a regular member in 2015. It is likely that Australia may also join the Malabar exercises formally in due course.
Jammu & Kashmir : A Comprehensive Pre-Winter Review
In the highly uncertain world of India’s strategic security environment one thing which remains certain is Pakistan’s commitment to pursue the path of creating mayhem in J&K. Whether it’s the scrutiny of the Financial Assistance Task Force (FATF) or the pressure of going almost broke with its economy Pakistan somehow does not appear to dither from its intent of continuing the ‘war by a thousand cuts’ against India that it initiated in 1989.
ईरान का दौरा फिर से : भारत ईरान संबंधों का विश्लेषण
जो वक्त पर काम आए वही असल दोस्त है। अभी हाल ही में ईरान के राष्ट्रपति रूहानी ने अपने तथाकथित रणनीतिक सहभागियों और दोस्तों पर बिफर पड़े जो इस वैश्विक महामारी के दौरान भी अमेरिकी प्रतिबंधों के जारी रखने पर उसके खिलाफ खड़े नहीं हो सके थे। ईरान इस क्षेत्र में कोविड-19 से सर्वाधिक पीड़ित देश है। अमेरिकी प्रतिबंध झेल रहा यह देश दोस्तों और बाकी दुनिया से एक बेहतर समझदारी और समानुभूति की उम्मीद कर रहा था कि जब मनुष्यता खतरे में हो सिद्धांतों और पक्षों की बात तर्कसंगत तरीके से परे रखी जा सकती है। रूहानी ने शिकायती लहजे में कहा, “पिछले महीनों से जब कोरोना वायरस हमारे मुल्क में पहुंचा, हमारी मदद के ल
The '2 plus 2' Indo-US Dialogue; a Fillip to Indo-US Security Cooperation
India and the US concluded the 3rd edition of the ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue in New Delhi on 27 October 2020. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar from the Indian side and Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the US side participated in the dialogue. Five key agreements, including the all-important foundational agreement of Basic Exchange and Communication Agreement, were signed. The BECA is the fourth and the last of the enabling agreements. It will facilitate a much deeper level of defence cooperation in the future.
Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Rivalry has begun
The last two years have seen the U.S-China rivalry ramping up, threatening to engulf the world in a new Cold War. The new Cold War would not be the same as before, based on ideology, but, who has better technology and is equipped to deal with global issues effectively. In the last few years, U.S supremacy in technology has seen fierce competition from Chinese tech companies. As COVID-19 ravages the world economy, especially tourism, specifically air travel, we see China’s economy on the rise again, while other big economies are struggling.
Logistic Support Agreements- A Growing Footprint
Open sources are abuzz with the news that in the annual bilateral summit between India and Russia slated in November 2020, the Agreement on Reciprocal Logistic Support or ARLS is likely to be signed1. In the above context, this article flags the issue of Logistic Support Agreements (LSAs) in its generic content. It then visits the various LSAs which India has signed till date with several countries and brings out how each of these is relevant in its own context. In the end, it brings out the impact of the growing footprint of LSAs for India.
चीन पाकिस्तान आर्थिक कोरिडोर का विखंडन- क्या यह व्यवहार्य है?
कोविड-19 संकट ने पूरी दुनिया को चीन के साथ सहयोग और प्रतिस्पर्धा की नीतियों के पुनरावलोकन पर विवश कर दिया है। अंतरराष्ट्रीय समुदाय ने इस विनाशकारी वायरस के उद्गम क्षेत्र की जांच करने की मांग की है, जिसने चीन को निशाने पर ला दिया है। हालांकि इस अभूतपूर्व समय ने भी पाकिस्तान को अपने ‘सभी मौसम के मित्र’ का सहयोग और समर्थन करने से नहीं रोक पाया है। वास्तव में चीन पाकिस्तान इकोनामिक कोरिडोर (सीपीईसी) ने पाकिस्तान और चीन के रिश्तों का नवीकरण कर दिया है, इसलिए कि हाल में ही नई जल विद्युत परियोजनाओं के समझौते पर दस्तखत किए गए हैं। हाल ही में इमरान खान ने एक उकसाने वाली घोषणा की, “पाकिस्तान किसी
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