Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Saudi oil shock could unite India, China amidst tensions in Middle East

China, India, Japan and South Korea are dependent on Saudi exports and would not want the geopolitical crisis to escalate.

Defence

Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

India slipped further behind China under Modi govt

China has outspent India on defence, implemented sweeping military & diplomatic reforms & built strategic infrastructure in India’s backyard.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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