India

India’s Opportunity In The Middle East – Analysis

The Middle East or West Asia is witnessing increased diplomatic activity in recent months with regional leaders, who were squabbling among themselves not too long ago, engaging each other at various levels and forums. Saudi Arabia and Qatar have buried their four-year altercation, while Turkey and UAE are engaging in …

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China’s New Border Law: A Concern For India – Analysis

On 23rd October 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) first dedicated law titled “Land Borders Law” which lays down provisions for border protection and integration of border areas. China currently has a 22,000-kilometre land border with 14 countries which is …

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AUKUS And France As An Indo-Pacific Power – Analysis

On October 26, 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron had a phone conversation for the first time since the AUKUS alliance was announced. During their phone conversation, President Xi reportedly advised his French counterpart to maintain autonomy in foreign policy. This advice is indicative of an …

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Is No ‘New Warsaw’ or ‘Eastern NATO’

Although the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a regional organization that is generally externally focused in its declarations and statements, it is internally focused in its practices and actions. Since its establishment in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has experienced several horizontal (expansion of members) and vertical (tasks and functions) …

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India Remains Minor Player On Afghan Issues – Analysis

While most of the regional stakeholders have positively responded to India’s invitation to attend the Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan on November 10, the fact which cannot be ignored is its Afghan stakes and concerns received hardly any attention at the regional platforms following American withdrawal from Afghanistan. While Pakistan …

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India’s Foreign Policy And US Strategic Directions Post-Afghanistan Talibanization 2.0 – Analysis

The United States and India conjoined with a Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and QUAD Security Dialogue stand challenged in 2021 in wake of Afghanistan Talibanisation 2.0 by a militaristic & expansionist Communist China as a ‘Revisionist State’ in collusive virtual military alliance with a ‘Disruptionist Nuclearized Pakistan’ acting as ‘Force …

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Taliban’s Rule In Afghanistan: Implications For Pakistan And India – OpEd

The fall of Kabul was inevitable and the only surprising element was the speed of Taliban’s advance. On the part of India, it was a strategic failure and stinging humiliation. India had invested almost $3bn in construction of dams, power lines, schools, roads and training of Afghan soldiers. India even …

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The Haqqani Network And India’s Afghan Dilemma – Analysis

The Haqqani network derives its name from Jalaluddin Haqqani, who first fought against the Soviet army in Afghanistan, and later against the United States (US) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces. Following the death of Jalaluddin, the leadership of the group was assumed by his son, Sirajuddin, who is …

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What Does A Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan Mean For India’s Foreign Policy? – Analysis

India’s foreign policy is at a crossroads in Afghanistan, where past policy decisions are producing strategic, moral, and political consequences. To a large extent, India made a mistake, as many Western powers did: it put its faith and confidence in the Ashraf Ghani government, while rivals such as China and …

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Afghan Fallout: Biden Ruins America’s Most Important Relationship — India

If Washington is going to deter a militant China, it needs the support of democratic India. Unfortunately, India looks like the country most immediately — and perhaps most adversely — affected by the Biden-created debacle. As a result, New Delhi could decide to side not with America but with a …

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