Monday, 27 June, 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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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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.