Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: ASEAN

Ukraine war, Prophet remarks — ASEAN raises sticky issues in ties with India at Delhi meet

Foreign ministers of ASEAN states unanimously highlighted impact of Russia-Ukraine war on Southeast & South Asia. They also batted for greater integration with South Asia through India.

Better connected India, ASEAN good for decentralised globalisation, says Jaishankar

India is hosting foreign ministers of the 10-nation grouping to underscore ways to further expand ties in the present geopolitical situation.

India plans ‘twin-track’ approach to engage with Myanmar junta as China makes inroads

India has taken a ‘decisive step’ to officially engage with Myanmar’s junta, keeping in mind its close partnership with ASEAN and concerns over Beijing growing closer to the regime.

2021 brought two challenges for India. Distrust in global diplomacy and disunity at home

Chinese aggression shows it wants to contain India, and Pakistan is acting as its proxy. But we're stuck with internal rifts.

US summit of democracy is like ‘ashwamedha yagya’, India can offer alt vision to pause China

India might have been dubbed a ‘democratic backslider’, but it could offer a new vision of democracy based on Dharma and the Bhagavad Gita.

Trade imbalances, then pandemic — why Modi govt changed strategy on free trade agreements

Disproportionate imports & exports as well as foreign investors’ China Plus One strategy may have pushed the Modi govt to adopt a new strategy towards FTAs, say analysts.

Covid triggered urgency to re-imagine ties between India & ASEAN, Jaishankar says

Speaking at a CII event, the external affairs minister said that the centrality of ASEAN to Indo-Pacific and the importance of ties between India and the grouping are self-evident.

Chinese counterpart listening, Rajnath calls for freedom of navigation in South China Sea

Rajnath Singh was speaking at the virtual ASEAN Plus Defence Ministers' Meet, where US Secretary of Defense Llyod Austin was also present.

One year since Galwan, India should wait and watch, but keep the powder dry

At the LAC, it is unlikely that China will withdraw beyond a point. Neither will India.

Myanmar edging closer to ‘state collapse’ due to coup violence, protests — new report

Report by the International Crisis Group states that military generals at the helm of the coup 'may control the trappings of state' but are unable to 'impose their will on the country'.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.