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Evolution of India’s Maritime Diplomacy Over the Last Ten Years

On the occasion of commissioning of the Mauritian Naval Ship Barracuda, built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders Kolkata, for the Mauritian National Coast Guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March 2015, made a commitment to the Indian Ocean...

Western Media’s Distorted Views on India

US President Joe Biden recently remarked that countries such as India and Japan were facing financial troubles because they were ‘xenophobic’—they discouraged immigrants. After the statement sparked a controversy, the US administration engaged in...

Key Developments and Changes in India’s Approach towards Africa (2014 - 2024)

Introduction Foreign policy, as an instrument to promote national interest, is a continuing and dynamic – not static – phenomenon, displaying a subtle blend of continuity and change. While the principal interests of a nation such as the imperatives...

Neighborhood News Digest- 15 February 2024

Afghanistan Meeting on Afghanistan Held in Bishkek, Islamic Emirate Not Present-Tolo News The Meeting of EU and Central Asia Special Representatives on Afghanistan was held on Wednesday in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The EU Special...

New Malaria Vaccine: Watershed Moment for India’s Vaccine Diplomacy with Africa

On 2nd October, when India celebrated both Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti, there was one more reason to celebrate this year. On 2nd October 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved a new vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, to prevent malaria in...

Multilateralism Digest: May 2023 - Issue 5

Contents I. India and the UN Way forward on the IGN on UN reforms India helps LLDCs with disaster risk reduction II. India’s G20 Presidency 2nd Culture Working Group meeting held Second G20 TIWG Meeting held III. Multilateral Institutions...

China: “Soft use” of “Hard power”

China’s geopolitical aims and global ambitions are not a secret. President Xi sees China the most pre-eminent power in Asia and eventually, the world, consolidating trans-continental routes and waterways, and assured political influence among larger...

Neighbourhood News Digest - 30 May 2023

Afghanistan Iran vs Afghanistan: Why Helmand water-sharing dispute is boiling over, decades after treaty – The Print With Afghanistan and Iran locked in a water dispute, tension between the two neighbours has escalated after two Iranian security...

Neighborhood News Digest – 26 April 2023

Afghanistan India invited to join regional group on Afghanistan: Lavrov Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that India has been invited to join the core group of four countries neighbouring Afghanistan that say they seek to bring...

Neighborhood News Digest – 11 April 2023

Afghanistan 2 killed, 4 injured in accident in Afghanistan's Paktia – Devdiscourse Two people were killed, and four others were injured due to a accident in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province on Monday, Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported....

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