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File photo of China President Xi Jinping | Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China has a ‘win-win’ game plan. India’s app ban and new weapons won’t change that

The Wuhan and Mamallapuram summit diplomacy did not change the Communist Party of China’s policy towards India. And New Delhi just lost time.   
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at a bilateral meet at the UNGA | ANI

India has to plan for a hot war where friends are few. US-China cold war won’t help it

A careful analysis of Trump’s policies on China reveals that the primary driver is self-interest. And India can’t count on it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi’s bid to sway China’s Xi with personal outreach was a big error. India’s paying for it

India is now paying for those obsessions, and needs hard introspection, realism and course-correction, be it on China, US or Russia.
File image of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

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.
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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

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
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.

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.

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.


File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.