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India-UAE Set to boost ties and Strengthen Strategic Partnership
UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan is scheduled to visit India on 21st November 2022 on a bilateral visit. In an earlier bilateral engagement this year, he and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar co-chaired the 14th India-UAE Joint Commission on 01st September in UAE. The visit comes close on heals of India taking over the G20 presidency from Indonesia on 15th November and India’s invitation to UAE (among small group of select countries) to be special guests at G20 Summit in India next year.
भारत को मिली अध्यक्षता से उम्मीदें
अंतरराष्ट्रीय कूटनीति के लिहाज से जी-20 का बाली शिखर सम्मेलन भारत के लिए काफी अहम रहा। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ही नहीं, हम सब भारतीयों ने उस वक्त गौरवान्वित महसूस किया, जब इंडोनेशिया के राष्ट्रपति जोको विडोडो ने समापन समारोह में भारत को जी-20 की अध्यक्षता सौंपी। राष्ट्रपति विडोडो बधाई के पात्र हैं कि उनकी अध्यक्षता में जी-20 शिखर सम्मेलन का समापन सफलतापूर्वक हुआ। भारत आगामी 1 दिसंबर से अपना कार्यभार संभालने जा रहा है और अगले एक साल में वैश्विक समस्याओं के समाधान में अपनी विशेषज्ञता वह विश्व से साझा कर सकेगा। हालांकि, इंडोनेशिया की इस जी-20 बैठक की एकमात्र यही उपलब्धि नहीं है।
The Significance of Exercise Malabar 2022
The multilateral Malabar Exercise 2022 commenced on 9 November 2022 between the navies of the Quad countries consisting of India, Japan, the US, and Australia and concluded on 15 November 2022. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF hosted the Malabar joint exercises this year onboard JS Hyuga at Japan’s Yokosuka. The joint drills saw the participation of 11 surface ships, including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with integral air element, two submarines, and four long-range maritime patrol aircrafts.
CPC’s 20th Congress: End of an Era, the Dawn of Another
The curtains drew close on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on 22nd October 2022. The CPC’s national congresses are one of the most important gatherings not only for China as elite politics witness personnel changes that last for the coming 5 years or more but also for the whole world as it lays bare indications of the direction towards which the major power will be heading in the coming years.
The Pashtuns - A contested history
In this episode, Aakriti Vinayak, Research Associate, VIF discusses with Mr Tilak Devasher, Member National Security Advisory Board his new book, The Pashtuns- A contested history. The discussion explores questions like who are the pashtuns? What is their story? What is Pashtunwali? What is Pakistan's policy vis-a-vis Pashtuns?
PLA after 20th Party Congress: “Combat Readiness to Fight and Win Wars’’
The much awaited Chinese 20th National Party Congress (NPC) is behind us, and the National Peoples’ Congress is about four months away. The Work Report by President Xi Jinping has been analysed ad infintum. President Xi Jinping has said that China’s national security is facing increased instability and ordered the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to devote all its energies to enhancing capability and maintaining combat readiness to fight and win wars.
Understanding the Apex Court Judgment on EWS Reservations
On November 7, yet another milestone was established in the long journey of reservations in post-independent India, with the Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) in government institutions. In a split verdict, a five-judge Bench, with a majority of 3:2, ruled that the Constitution (103rd) Amendment, which had come into effect in January 2019, was constitutionally correct.
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