International Relations/Diplomacy
India-ASEAN Relations: Growing Convergence

The momentous convergence of strategic interests in India-ASEAN relations over the years has enormously propelled robust cooperation between the two sides on multidimensional issues of mutual interests. The implications of consolidation of India-ASEA

India-Japan: Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific, stretching from the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to the central Pacific Ocean, is home to a large diversity of marine resources and ecosystems and plays a significant role in regional and global trade networks. Two states which look to

AUKUS, India and the Strategic Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific Region

The emergence of the Indo-Pacific as a new geostrategic space represents the new strategic reality of the 21st century. It is a new domain in India’s foreign policy engagement. India’s role is defined by its geography, in

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: Opportunities for India

During the QUAD summit held in Tokyo, in May 2022, US President Joe Biden along with leaders from 13 countries signed on an agreement referred as Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). The participants of the agreement share same values and interes

Diplomatic Engagements by Stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific Region

In past three months or so there has been a flurry of diplomatic activities in the Indo-Pacific region with top leaders visiting countries with a view to deepen the strategic relations and promote understanding on a host of bilateral and regional iss

India-Japan Strategic Partnership: Growing Convergence

The growing and robust consolidation of India-Japan strategic partnership is regarded as transformational in shaping the trajectory of geostrategic equilibrium in Indo-Pacific with global ramifications. Over the years the bilateral relations between

2021 Crystallised the Indo-Pacific Security Landscape

2021 was an eventful year in the Indo-Pacific region. Several developments have taken place, which are significant in their own right, but are rather indicative of what lies ahead in this region. This article examines the implications of the key secu

The Significance of the Australia -Japan Defence Agreement

Australia and Japan signed a new defence agreement on 6 January 2022, which both PM Scott Morrison and PM Fumio Kishida hailed as a landmark. The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is Japan’s second such Agreement with any country, after treaty ally

Visit of Chairman Vietnam’s National People’s Assembly and India-Vietnam Relations

Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, the Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, visited India from 15 to 19 December to bolster India-Vietnam cooperation in a number of areas. He is one of the important leaders in the quartet of the top leadership and power st

Malabar Joint Naval Exercise – A Viable Deterrent of Quad in the Indo Pacific?

Malabar 2021
The Phase-II of Indian Navy’s (IN) Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar2021 (25thedition) kicked off in the Bay of Bengal on 12 October 2021 with participation from the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Royal Aus

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