Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicForeign policy

Topic: foreign policy

Modi’s India is in a foreign policy sweet spot by playing all sides — US, China, EU, Russia

Modi met Japanese PM Kishida, and is welcoming the Israeli PM and Chinese foreign minister. India is also buying cheap oil from Russia without US sanctions.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan praises India for having ‘independent’ foreign policy

Addressing a public rally, PM Khan said that India's decision to import crude oil from Russia despite American sanctions would also favour the people of Pakistan.

Democracies need to focus on foreign policy too. Only solving domestic issues won’t save them

While the urge to put one’s own house in order is commendable, it is important to ensure that such exercises do not deteriorate into navel-gazing.

Oil to anti-terror — How India under Modi reinvented itself on world diplomacy map

In ‘The Midway Battle’, Gautam Chintamani writes that Modi made it clear India would no longer be an afterthought on world stage.

US diplomats and Denmark PM are visiting India. But one country is punching above its weight

Behind these visits lie two questions: Who is India’s next foreign secretary and who is the most powerful foreign diplomat?

Strategic autonomy key to successful Indian foreign policy in next decade, experts say

New paper by leading policymakers & analysts, released Saturday, discusses India's Neighbourhood First policy & ways it can become a front-ranking power in Asia in the next decade.

A US not tied in Afghanistan only helps India deal with Pakistan problem better

India had the power to take away Pakistan’s 'location' card but it didn't have the determination and guts with which Rawalpindi has played that card.

Bhutan’s King trekked to stop Covid. But he’s walking between India and China

Bhutan is sandwiched between two Asian giants — one forcing it to show its hand, while another has the potential to make it a ‘vaccine maitri’.

No great choices between the two ex-diplomats’ camps. Both equally incoherent

The defence of Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi’s foreign policies are both disjointed, and reflect the confusion at the heart of India's foreign policy.

Biden’s US is done engaging with China. This is what India should do now

As much as the US is a crucial partner for India, spreading foreign policy risk may be just as crucial.

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West must decide the end goal of war. Ukraine is being destroyed

West must decide the end goal of war. Ukraine is being destroyed

Putin is also playing a pretend game of sorts. He knows he can’t 'win' against NATO but he can grind on and create a Syria in Europe.
PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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