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PM Modi’s Visit to Iran

India-Iran relations are underpinned by cultural, religious and linguistic bonds. The name Iran means the ‘place of Aryans’.Sanskrit and Avesta shared common roots. Modern Farsi language has influenced both Urdu and Hindi. We often forget that ti

Managing the Rise of China and its Collusion with Pakistan

The foremost challenge to working to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific will be to manage the rise of a militarily assertive China that is seeking to achieve a ‘favourable strategic posture’. Having come close to completing its four m

Operation Breaking Terrorism and the Implications

In what is considered the biggest military assault against Daesh, the Iraqi army, with back up from the United States (US)-led air coalition and Iran-backed Shiite militias, recently began its operations to liberate Fallujah from this terror group. F

Consolidating Diplomacy: The Modi Round Robin

In military parlance successful operations are always conducted with a concept of consolidating gains and progressing thereafter, unless of course it’s a blitzkrieg. In the latter case also the spectacular gains that may accrue have to be consolida

Vietnam’s Flexible Foreign & Security Policies to Protect its Interests in South China Sea

Nearly 14 years after it signed the ‘Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea’ (DOC) with ASEAN countries--it also signed in October 2003--the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia -- China’s approach to the Sou

Japan holds the G7 Summit - Focus on Indo Pacific

The Group of Seven (G7), an informal forum of the world’s leading industrialized countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States--is also attended by representatives of the European Union. At the summit me

Modi’s Iran Sojourn: One of the most Important Visits Abroad

Everyone in India understands the importance of the Gulf region. With 7.5 million Indian expatriates, $30 billion annual remittances and majority supply of India’s energy needs it’s a crucial region for pro-activeness of India’s foreign policy,

Why PM Modi's Iran visit is important

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran on May 22-23 has manifest bilateral and regional importance. It is a much delayed visit and until recently it seemed that it could well have got postponed to early next year. The decision to visit now ra

The Patriarch and the Pope

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All-Russia and Pope Francis met in Havana on 12 February 2016 – the first-ever meeting between the heads of the two Churches. The Russian Orthodox is part of the Eastern Communion, and hence part of the Great East-Wes

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