Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicCentral Asia

Topic: Central Asia

Big brother problem — Unlike India, China’s ties with our neighbourhood not marred by history

In ‘The China Factor’, Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury writes that while China’s strategic interests in India’s neighbourhood have increased, this has not been an entirely unilateral decision.

India’s goal can’t be to become another China – it needs to work out its economy first

In ‘How China Sees India And The World’, Shyam Saran writes that the West and Japan recognise that India is the only country that has the civilizational heft, area, and skills to match China.

How Russia-Ukraine war is leading to Central Asian nations going hungry

Rising food prices—a result of both Western sanctions on Russia and of the integration of national economies—have set the alarm bells ringing across Central Asian countries.

SC right to quash BJP MLAs’ suspension. Don’t undermine Parliament with arbitrary moves

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Concern about Afghanistan makes India-Central Asia cooperation important: Modi says at summit

PM Modi hosted a virtual summit featuring presidents of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyz Republic, and talked about an ‘ambitious vision’ for the future.

Kazakhstan unrest matters to India. Afghanistan at stake

The only silver lining for India in the situation in Kazakhstan is that it will possibly complicate China’s plans for Central Asia.

India is dusting off 30 yrs of Central Asia neglect. Delhi is ready with a message for China

The decision to invite the heads of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan has been long in coming. Better late than never.

Foreign ministers of five Central Asian countries call on PM Modi

EAM Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval were also present in the meeting of the foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

India discusses Afghanistan with Central Asia, Pakistan hosts special OIC meet same day

India builds ‘regional consensus’ with Central Asian countries on Afghanistan. Concurrently, Pakistan creates fund under Islamic Development Bank at a special OIC session.

India to host 5 Central Asian foreign ministers on 19 December

Foreign ministers of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan will meet in Delhi. They are scheduled to jointly call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.