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Strategic Policy Group - Evolution of Integrated National Security Structure
In a significant decision that could have major implications for India’s over all approach to national security, the Government of India, through a notification (October 8, 2018), announced reconstitution of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG) of the National Security Council (NSC) by bringing it directly under the charge of the National Security Advisor (NSA). Earlier, the Cabinet Secretary used to coordinate the activities of the SPG.
Review of India Nepal Relations in the Last 6 Months, 9 October 2018
There have been several high level meetings between India and Nepal in the past six months since Nepal’s PM Oli assumed office in Kathmandu in February this year. These include three visits and a fourth one coming possibly in November by Indian PM Modi, displaying a real seriousness in his promise to work closely with Nepal.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s Visit to India Charts a New Course in the ‘Strategic Partnership’
The 2nd President of independent Uzbekistan was in India on 30 September and 1 October 2018 on a significant State visit. After the death of the first President Islam Karimov in September 2016, the then Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev was elected President of the Republic in December 2016 in a free and fair election.
पाकिस्तान से रद्द हुई वार्ता के निहितार्थ
इमरान खान के नेतृत्व में पाकिस्तान अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर कूटनीतिक कदमों को लेकर कुछ बढ़त हासिल करने की कोशिश में जुटा था। इसके तहत पाकिस्तान ने भारत के साथ बातचीत करने का प्रस्ताव देकर गेंद भारत के पाले में डाल दी कि अगर वह इसे खारिज करता है तो भली मंशा से ‘शांति की ओर कदम’ बढ़ाने की उसकी पेशकश पर पानी फेरने का ठीकरा भारत के सिर पर फूटेगा।
Defence Cooperation: India-Russia Strategic Partnership in Recess
The wide ranging agreements signed during President Vladimir Putin’s trip to New Delhi for the annual summit meeting with Prime Minister Narender Modi on October 4-5, 2018, and the bonhomie on display (warm hugs, long handshakes and plenty of smiles) failed to hide the fact that there has been a steady decline in the intrinsic quality of the strategic partnership between India and Russia over the last decade.
New Opportunities for India’s Pharma Companies in Israel
The ongoing restructuring of the Israeli pharmaceutical sector has opened up a host of new opportunities for the Indian companies. Teva Pharmaceutical is one of the largest pharmaceuticals in the world based out of Israel. Since its formation in 1980s after merging three companies, Teva has over the years turned out to be the crown jewel of Israel’s economy. It employs about a third of Israel’s workforce. It is the largest generic drugs maker in the world. Copaxone, which helps relapsing or remitting multiple sclerosis is the company’s Unique Selling Product.
Brexit: Implications for the United Kingdom and European Union Economy
Introduction
The 23rd of June 2016, saw the United Kingdom (UK) participate in a referendum as regards to its membership in the European Union (EU). A relatively narrow margin of 52 per cent of the votes tipped the balance in favour of the ‘leave’ campaign and thus set the wheels rolling for Britain’s exit, or ‘Brexit’ from the regional union.
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November 12, 2018
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