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Covid-19 package — World and India

Where there are six economists', said Winston Churchill quoting Barbara Wootton, “there are seven opinions or even more”. Churchill even chided the undoubtedly great economist John Maynard Keynes for giving him two opinions on every issue. Econom....

China’s Incursions, Covid and Military Coercion

The Incursions The Galwan valley intrusion by China since early May is indicative of China’s strategic signaling to India, and cannot be seen as just one of the near 350 transgressions that occur every year. Reportedly, the PLA has buil....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 26, 2020

Economic In Coronavirus Fight, Uncertainty Emerges as the New Enemy Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer notes that the coronavirus itself, of course, remains the biggest issue. “The longer it takes to fix the uncertaint....

Implications of the Ongoing Tension with China along the LAC

China has accused India of crossing and violating the LAC. On 5 May the Chinese media reports said: On the May 18th, a reporter from the Global Times (in Chinese) learned from sources that the Chinese border guards have strengthened control over t....

Indian Navy: Time to Explore Drone Motherships

Technological disruptions led by Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies are now a common feature among the advanced navies. Smart, intelligent, predictive and cognitive technologies are being added to the menu of naval warfare. The military/....

China Study Group Report: Domestic Politics and Economy in China during COVID-19

The Vivekananda international Foundation held a discussion on the developments in China amid the COVID-19 on 4 May 2020. The discussion focused on the Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's Domestic Politics and China's experience in the resumption....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 25, 2020

Economic Xi stresses analysing China's economy from comprehensive, dialectical, long-term perspective- CPPCC 2020 Xi called for consolidating the fundamental role of agriculture, ensuring stability on the six fronts and security....

What happened at World Health Assembly?

There is considerable confusion as to what happened in the diplomatic bridge game between rising China and declining US, declining at an accelerated pace under President Trump, who holding trumps got trumped badly by President Xi Jinping who finessed....

Can SAARC be made Effective?

The world at large including South Asia is already facing the devastating effects of Covid-19. This region already burdened with its teeming populations, uneven layers of growth and governance issues, all of which has got exacerbated with this crisis....

DTIS – Keeping up the Pace and Momentum

On 30 Apr 2020 the Prime Minister (PM) held a meeting with various stakeholders to discuss ways to boost the Defence and Aerospace sector1. Within a fortnight of this important meeting, the Defence Minister has launched the Defence Testing....

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