Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Topic: Diplomacy

Sedition case against Sidhu for hugging Pak army chief a test of nationalism or paranoia?

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is facing a sedition complaint for allegedly insulting the Indian Army by hugging the Pakistan army chief at Imran ...
Ports Of Becancourt & Quebec City

Saudi Arabia suspends diplomatic ties with Canada as Ottawa slams activist’s arrest

Riyadh said the 'sharp reaction' was meant to 'prevent any party from attempting to meddle with Saudi sovereignty'.
Modi and Jinping

China and SAARC will be the pivots of India’s rise as global superpower

Several geopolitical developments have the potential to position India as the world’s most influential democracy in the second half of the century.
South Asia faces challenges of infrastructure, security, healthcare, education and livelihood | Jeff Holt, Bloomberg

New Delhi conclave to dissect the promise of South Asia

The conclave organised by Oxford University Press aims to introduce new ideas on modern South Asia to the larger public.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure | PTI

Will the Indian Ocean soon become China’s Ocean?

With China expanding its influence in the Indo-Pacific, India needs to up its game to strengthen its presence in the area.
Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing distances itself from envoy’s idea of India-Pakistan-China trilateral talks

The Chinese foreign ministry refused to answer a question on the Chinese embassy erasing the ambassador's comments from the transcript

Foreign woes haunt Trudeau at home after debacle in New Delhi

He also riled allies by playing hardball on a Pacific trade deal and failed to launch free-trade talks with China during his visit to Beijing.
Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi

As India-Pakistan ties dip, the heat is on diplomats and their families

The harassment is not limited to Indian diplomats. Pakistanis who approach the Indian High Commission for visas to visit family in India also become victims
Graphic design by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: What does the rise of Xi Jinping mean for India?

China is looking to abolish term limits on presidency. Experts weigh in on Xi Jinping's consolidation of power and its impact on India.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Is India being over-ambitious by seeking to balance ties with Israel and Palestine?

Experts weigh in on Prime Minster Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Palestine so soon after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited India.

SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea?

The environment pollution prevention and control authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested a ban on all non-CNG vehicles on Delhi roads on d...