Neighbourhood Studies
Modi-Xi and the Chennai Connect: From Home Town Diplomacy to Civilizational Diplomacy

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India on the invitation of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second informal summit. The previous one was held at the Wuhan in 2018. It was the 19th meeting between the two leaders at various multilateral a....

Sectarian Divide in Islam and Fall Out in Pakistan

Sectarian dissonance in Islam can be traced back to the death of Prophet Mohammad in 632 AD. The anointment of the successor to Prophet did set the stage for an eternal conflict which witnessed its violent calcification in 680 AD with the martyrdom o....

Sheikh Hasina Visit to India: Fostering Development, Connectivity and Security

India and Bangladesh are emerging economies with a combined GDP of 3000 US billion dollars (2018).1 These two big economies have forged a very strong relationship in recent years and the ties between both the countries have been on an upsw....

Myanmar Round Up: September 2019

“…it is clear that China will never be an honest broker capable of mediating a peace process that can bring lasting peace to Myanmar. Rather, China conducts a peace process guided by its own interests—one that goes nowhere.” - Joe Kumbun

Radical Islam in the Maldives: Hotbed for al-Qa’ida and Islamic State

In his address at the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) in Male city, the Republic of Maldives (hereafter Maldives) on 04 September 20191, former Maldivian President—Mohamed Nasheed highlighted concerns over the emerging threat posed by radi....

Will DaMo help NaMo and Xi at Mahabalipuram?

It is strategic civilisational diplomacy at its symbolic best. Narendra Modi found that his second informal summit with Xi Jinping at Mahabalipuram in 2019 had been fixed 1,500 years ago by a prince of the Pallava dynasty, which ruled Mahabalipuram f....

Chinese Investments in Nepal in the Context of BRI

Background
All countries, big or small, promote investment as it plays a crucial role in capital formation and in increasing production, generating employment opportunities and boosting exports. Foreign investment is required when the dom....

पाकिस्तान: आतंकवादी हिंसा की पुनरावृत्ति

आतंकवादी और अलगाववादी धीरे-धीरे एक बार फिर पाकिस्तान में सिर उठा रहे हैं। जर्ब-ए-अज्ब और रद्द-उल....

Can the Second Xi-Modi Summit Tackle the Really Difficult Issues

In just around a fortnight in mid-October, Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive in India for his second ‘informal’ meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ancient coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai. Xi Jinpin....

Neighbourhood First: India’s Policy towards Nepal

The Mothihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline was jointly inaugurated on 10th September 2019 by Prime Ministers of both nations through a video link. The 69 km pipeline multiproduct pipeline is a government to government (G2G) project. It is built jointly by sta....

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