International Relations and Diplomacy
Africa on Top Priority: Prime Minister Modi Visits Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a five day, three-nation tour to Africa. The first leg of his visit was Rwanda, followed by Uganda where he addressed the Parliament of Uganda; and finally to South Africa to attend the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Ru....

Armed Forces of Vietnam

Introduction
The Armed Forces of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is known as the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN). The PAVN was formed by Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap on 22 December 1944. The Service Branches comprise of the ....

Xth BRICS SUMMIT -Prospects and Limitations

The idea of the intercontinental Brazil, Russia, India, China, or BRIC emerging economies as a power house of global growth engine was received over a decade ago with suspicion, consternation and anticipation. Later, this year’s host of the Summit ....

West Asia Highlights

Russia and Middle East
Moscow holds the key to Peace between Jerusalem and Damascus
Israel has maintained pressure and occasional military and drone interventions across Golan Heights into Syria and would have liked to see ....

कोरियाई उपमहाद्वीप में नए अंत का आरंभ

उत्तर कोरिया में प्योंगचांग शीतकालीन ओलिंपिक खेलों से पहले लगभग साढ़े तीन महीने की उच्चस्तरीय ....

Marine Debris Worry Indian and Indonesian Leaders

The ‘Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific’1 announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia lists several issues for practical cooperation. Broadly, the leaders iden....

Two Years of PCA Judgement on South China Sea: An Analytical Perspective

On January 22, 2013 the Philippines had instituted an arbitral proceeding against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under Annex VII of the United Nations Conventions on the Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS) as case number 2013-19. After over ....

China-ASEAN Negotiations on Code of Conduct for the South China Sea

It has been reported in the media that China and the ten ASEAN countries have agreed on a single draft of a negotiating text for a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea (SCS). The formal announcement may be made soon. Negotiations on COC will ....

Working to a Game Plan: Kim Jong-un

One has got to give it to Kim Jong-un, or more appropriately, the neo international statesman, who now with a ‘winner’ lapel on his coat is already in the mop up mode of consolidating and furthering the gains of his Singapore Summit. In just a w....

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