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Exercise AUSINDEX-2019: A New High in India Australia Defence Cooperation
India and Australia have conducted the third edition of biennial naval exercise AUSINDEX-2019 from April 2-14, 2019 at Vishakhapatnam. The Harbor Phase of the Exercise was conducted from April 2-7, 2019 followed by Sea Phase from April 7-11, 2019 with the De-briefing or the Harbor Phase was conducted from April 12-14, 2019, in which new objectives were set for the next AUSINDEX-2021. The AUSINDEX exercise 2021 will be hosted by Royal Australian Navy.
ASEAN needs India to preserve its centrality in a multi-polar Indo-Pacific
A workshop of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Forum (ARF) was concluded in Dili, Timor-Leste on April 26, 2019. A range of issues would have been on the table including the Rohingya refugee crisis, radicalisation and the South China Sea (SCS) dispute. But, the most pressing matter that confronts ASEAN today is the changing power dynamics in East and South Asia, and the trepidations about losing its centrality in the changing world order. Idea of Indo-Pacific
China’s Impending Economic Slowdown is a Mixed Bag for Africa
China’s impending economic slowdown promises to send shockwaves through the world’s economies and is compelling them to assess exposure and explore mitigation strategies. Nowhere is the imperative more pressing than in Africa, where linkages with China are of considerable intensity and consequence - in the last two decades, China has played an outsized role in Africa, becoming its largest trading partner and builder of infrastructure, rendering local economic prospects increasingly synchronous with those of China’s.
भारत-मालदीव मजबूत होती साझेदारी
हिंद-प्रशांत क्षेत्र अंतरराष्ट्रीय पक्षों का ध्यान आकर्षित करने की कोशिश कर रहा है, जिसके कारण क्षेत्रीय ताकतों के लिए हिंद महासागर की अहमियत बढ़ गई है। भारत और चीन साझे जलीय क्षेत्र में अधिक प्रभाव जमाने की होड़ में लगे हैं, जिसके कारण इस क्षेत्र में जटिलताएं बढ़ गई हैं और उनकी गतिविधियां तथा उपस्थिति बढ़ने की संभावना भी बढ़ गई है। ऐसी स्थिति में द्वीपीय देश मालदीव में हाल का घटनाक्रम भारत तथा क्षेत्रीय स्थिरता के लिहाज से अच्छा है।
Does Data Tell everything about Tibet?
Under Xi Jinping the heavy handedness of the Chinese government has consistently increased in Tibet. The Chinese government has ordered the Tibetan families who are beneficiaries of the government’s aid to replace the images of the Dalai Lama and other spiritual leaders with that of Xi Jinping.1 The Communist Party of China (CPC) officials from Tibet who follow religious practices are punished.
Pakistan Government’s Cabinet Reshuffle: Crisis Management and the Role of Deep State
Pakistan Government's cabinet recently underwent a reshuffle, and the removal of Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhary from their respective portfolios (Finance Ministry and Information and Broadcasting Ministry) comes across as a change of course in the civil-military ties when understood in context of their replacements and other new faces in the cabinet.
ऑपरेशन सहायता: भारतीय नौसेना ने ज़रूरत के समय की अफ्रीका की मदद
मोजांबिक पर कैटेगरी 4 के चक्रवात ‘इदई’ की गाज गिरने के बाद यह चक्रवात महाद्वीप में और भी चला गया, जहां इसने भारी तबाही मचाई और जिंबाब्वे तथा मलावी के लोग पानी में डूब गए। ध्यान रहे कि दक्षिणी गोलार्द्ध में आया यह चक्रवात मानव इतिहास में मौसम से जुड़ी सबसे भीषण आपदाओं में से एक है। मोजांबिक में लगभग 17 लाख और पड़ोसी देशों में करीब 9.2 लाख लोग इससे प्रभावित हुए। तूफान और बाढ़ के बाद बचे हुए लोग पत्थरों, ईंटों और कंक्रीट के नीचे हताहतों को तलाशने में लगे हैं। तीनों देशों में स्थिति गंभीर है और हजारों लोग अब भी बाढ़ के पानी में फंसे हैं, जिनमें से कई छतों और पेड़ों पर हैं तथा बचाए जाने की बाट जोह रहे ह
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