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Modi-Xi and the Chennai Connect: From Home Town Diplomacy to Civilizational Diplomacy

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India on the invitation of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second informal summit. The previous one was held at the Wuhan in 2018. It was the 19th meeting between the two leaders at various multilateral a....

Sheikh Hasina Visit to India: Fostering Development, Connectivity and Security

India and Bangladesh are emerging economies with a combined GDP of 3000 US billion dollars (2018).1 These two big economies have forged a very strong relationship in recent years and the ties between both the countries have been on an upsw....

India and China: Three Millennia of Culture and Commerce

The Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi and the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, meeting in Mahabalipuram exchanged mechanism for shaping future, unveiling dreams, deepening and strengthening relations, forging partnerships, establishing pe....

The Chennai Connect in Sino Indian Relations: Assessing the Second India-China informal Summit at Mamallapuram, 11-12 October 2019

The optics of the second Sino-Indian informal summit held at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage site Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu was great. Chinese President Xi was given a warm welcome by Prime Minister M....

Gandhi and Mandela - Timeless Legends

On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela, it is significant to look into the lives of these two prominent leaders. In addition, their interaction with people in Africa deserves spe....

Celebrating Gandhi and his Principles

The 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth is an extraordinary moment for our people most of whom did not witness his towering presence, his multi-faceted work, or hear him speak on a variety of diverse issues many of which are still alive. It....

Neighbourhood First: India’s Policy towards Nepal

The Mothihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline was jointly inaugurated on 10th September 2019 by Prime Ministers of both nations through a video link. The 69 km pipeline multiproduct pipeline is a government to government (G2G) project. It is built jointly by sta....

India and Mongolia – The Spiritual Neighbours

Ironically, when one thinks of Mongolia the utter winter, cold climate, distance and exotic nature claim the mind-space. This is one country where Indians are loved probably due to the Buddhist connection and Himalayan heritage of the Mongolian peopl....

Contrasting Visions of Modi and Imran Khan

The two speeches delivered by Prime Minister Modi and by Mr Imran Khan at the UN General Assembly on 27 September 2019 are studies in contrast. Both prime ministers spoke about their visions and their countries. Modi showcased India as confident, pro....

India-Bangladesh: Moving beyond the Bilateral

What does it take for a bilateral relation to cross the Rubicon? As recent developments were unfolding, if any two neighbours in South Asia were capable of making the turnaround it was presumed India and Bangladesh could and would. And given the ong....

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