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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 w....

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 1980....

Pakistan Withdrawal from Combined Task Force 151: Does it Presage a Lethal Military Bloc – An Alliance of Four (Ao4)?

Pakistan Navy’s Pull-out
It was reported by Al Jazeera that the Pakistan Navy had pulled out of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 on October 08, 2018. However, there has been no official confirmation by the Pakistan Navy. CTF 151 was establ....

The Challenge of Ensuring Rail Safety

The recent derailment of the New Farakka Express train near Rae Bareli, in which more than half a dozen lives were lost, has brought to fore the issue of rail safety yet again. Details of the incident are still sketchy. Reports say that the 23-coach ....

West Asia Developments: September, 2018

Iran: Nuclear Issue
Speaking at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu brought to fore their penchant for Iran bashing, claiming that Iran was hiding an atomic warehouse in Tehran. He called for the IAEA to begin in....

Forum of China-Africa Cooperation - Issue of ‘Debt Trap’

At the recently held triennial Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China offered USD 60 billion to the African countries in the next three years. The amount is the same as promised in 2015 but the dispersal of the funds are different from the ....

Maldives : Triumph for Democracy

Elections have a way to spring surprises. The recently held Presidential elections on 23 September, 2018, in Maldives will go down in history as one that not only sprang a major surprise but also one that ushered in an epic upset, that has potential ....

Remembering Late Vice Admiral KK Nayyar (1929-2018)

"Being a leader is not about being on the top of the team, but creating a top team" - Patrouille Suisse It is often quoted that the price of greatness is responsibility, but not many are willing to pay it. Thus, it is rare to cross paths ....

Korean Peninsula – Two Steps Forwards, One and a Half Steps Back

A productive inter-Korean summit was held in Pyongyang on 18 to 20 September - the third since April 2018. The historic first North Korea-USA summit took place in Singapore on 12 June. Preparations for the second are afoot. President Xi Jinping a....

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year, we observe the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. It is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and the purpose is to raise awareness around the globe on the preventive aspect of suicides. The ....

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