Monday, 20 August, 2018

Topic: Diplomacy

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.
A Sri Lankan airman at a helicopter base.

Sri Lankan officers must be welcomed back to Staff College in Tamil Nadu—for India’s sake

Since 2013, Sri Lanka armed forces officers haven’t been allowed to train in the southern state, but statecraft demands that this relationship be repaired.
Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the working st...

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...