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India intensifies engagement with Indo-Pacific partners as Covid-19 rages on

Members of the Indo-Pacific strategic setup have been holding discussions since 20 March to discuss collective safety, as well as real-time communication.
Ministry of external affairs

In era of social distancing, India’s Ministry of External Affairs must reimagine diplomacy

How do you win over the other at a time of gesture-less screen-presence? The MEA is becoming more about partnership and less about loud leadership.

Vizag gas leak shows we’ve learnt nothing from Bhopal. Industries must move out of cities

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People in the US carry placards calling for pro-immigration policies | Photo: Pixel

After asylum ban, US to temporarily halt immigration and could suspend work visas

From first global Covid-19 casualty for aviation industry to likely higher toll in Latin American countries — ThePrint brings you 8 important global stories linked to Covid-19.
Chinese police officers wearing masks stand in front of the Tiananmen Gate on January 26, 2020 in Beijing, China. | Photographer: Betsy Joles/ Bloomberg via getty images

China’s mask diplomacy during coronavirus pandemic reveals its two global faces

The red face is Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman who suggested the virus originated in the US. The white face is providing medical supplies to other countries.
interview

Modi brings spectacle, theatrics to prime ministership. It may never be the same again

Anybody who succeeds Narendra Modi may have to also enact the king-size performances that the prime minister has set as a template.
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From Trump to Netanyahu to Modi’s MEA, Twiplomacy is the new diplomacy. And it’s working

Social media has become an indispensable arrow in the quiver of diplomacy. And Twitter has proven to be a soft power tool by providing a direct channel between diplomats and citizens.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Kashmir and CAA protests forcing foreign leaders to take a second look at PM Modi’s India

Bangladesh ministers have made their displeasure clear. The US and France have raised concerns on Kashmir clampdown and Japan’s Shinzo Abe cancelled a trip.
Amit Shah in Kolkata

Modi govt’s trip for envoys to J&K exposes rift between home and external affairs ministries

If Modi government intended the envoys to see the situation in Kashmir ‘first-hand’, it needed to do more than letting the diplomats spend 3-4 hours there.
Kartarpur corridor

Kartarpur corridor is religious diplomacy at work, a promising new trend around the world

Pope Francis' historic visit to the UAE and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince building an Abrahamic Family House show the increasing acceptance of religious diplomacy.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

Sig Sauer

Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.