India and SCO: Tashkent Summit and Beyond

India came one step closer to becoming a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), at the summit held last month. Some of the required procedures were yet to be completed. For instance, there are about 28 documents which hav

म्‍यांमार में सत्‍ता परिवर्तन और भारत-म्‍यांमार संबंध

म्‍यांमार में नेशनल लीग फॉर डेमोक्रेसी के राष्‍ट्रपति तिन जॉ के नेतृत्‍व वाली नई सरकार, जिसकी

दक्षिण चीन सागर में अपने हित सुरक्षित रखने के लिए वियतनाम की लचीली विदेश एवं सुरक्षा नीतियां

आसियान देशों के साथ ‘दक्षिण चीन सागर में पक्षों के आचरण संबंधी घोषणापत्र’ पर हस्ताक्षर करने के

Power Transition in Myanmar and Indo-Myanmar Relations

The new government in Myanmar headed by President Htin Kyaw of National League for Democracy though de facto led by Aung San Suu Kyi has completed over two months in power. The current Myanmar regime faces many daunting challenges both at home as als

Vietnam’s Flexible Foreign & Security Policies to Protect its Interests in South China Sea

Nearly 14 years after it signed the ‘Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea’ (DOC) with ASEAN countries--it also signed in October 2003--the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia -- China’s approach to the Sou

Modi-Putin Combo Imparts Momentum to Indo-Russian Relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Russia towards the close of year 2015 remains significant in view of the complex changes that have been taking place on the international firmament and India’s endeavours to realize its policy interests. Both P

Myanmar: Post Elections Scenario and Task before Aung San Suu Kyi

Even though the Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) won the November parliamentary elections with a thumping majority questions regarding smooth transition of power are being asked. Will the military dominated government of Presi

Multi-Vector Foreign Policy of Vietnam and Cooperation with China

The end of cold war in 1991 and dawn of a new era in the global politics also had its concomitant impact on Vietnam and its approaches to foreign policy. While the earlier decades witnessed a series of conflicts the nineties saw Vietnam engaging mult

Myanmar Elections’ Crucible: Will there be a transformational Change?

While the forthcoming elections are being seen as a further step in the ongoing transitions in Myanmar there is also a degree of skepticism that whether these elections would change the fundamental nature and character of the Constitution that guaran

India, Vietnam, ASEAN Cooperation in Public Security and National Defence

“Our defence cooperation with Vietnam is among our most important ones. India remains committed to the modernization of Vietnam’s defence and security forces.” ---PM Narendra Modi, October 2014 Overview Indian armed forces have admired

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