Relevance of Water in India’s Economic Growth: Need for a Diplomatic Outreach

Introduction Water is essential for the life in more than one ways. Besides the drinking purpose its centrality for the agriculture, in an agrarian society, is highly established. In this connection, it is important to note that water, particularl

Infrastructure Development as a Force Multiplier

Introduction India and China share border of 4056 Km in length (as per Ministry of Home Affairs). Compromised by China’s military aggression in 1962, the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh’s Sub Sector North (SSN) delineates that part of th

Sino- Iran Proposed Accord: China’s Expansionism Continues

Introduction Sometime back there was a news item that Iran has decided to undertake construction of the Chabahar- Zahedan Railway Line on its own. The reason given was that India who was earlier building that Railway line was going slow on the proje

Impact of Attack on Saudi Aramco Facilities on India

The Scenario On 14 September 2019, an attack by drones was launched on the Saudi Aramco oil pro-cessing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in Eastern Saudi Arabia. The Houthi movement in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack, it wa

Visit of Indian Prime Minister to Vladivostok

Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi, visited Vladivostok in Far East of Russia for two days; 04-05 Sep 2019. The PM had two main agenda points: First, to attend 20th Summit Level talk with the Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin; and second,

सिंधु जल संधि: पुनर्विचार की जरूरत

जम्मू कश्मीर के पुलवामा जिले में अवंतीपोरा के नजदीक 14 फरवरी को सीआरपीएफ के काफिले पर घातक आतंकी

Indus Water Treaty: Need for a Fresh Look

There was a deadly terrorist attack on 14 Feb on a CRPF Convoy near Awantipora in Pulwama District in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It was re-ported that in that incident 45 personnel died. Jaish-e-Mohammed; a UN designated terrorist organization, own

Indus Water Treaty: New Realities and a Way Ahead

Introduction Ever since the Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi, while chairing a review meeting on Indus Water Treaty-1960 (IWT), reportedly made that famous statement post the Uri terrorist attack on 16 Sep 2016, that ‘blood and water co

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