Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicIndia's foreign policy

Topic: India's foreign policy

India’s diplomatic, security establishments are no longer a two-sided coin: Foreign Secretary Shringla

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the business of statecraft has never been in binaries. Read the full text of his speech here.

From Kashmir to coronavirus, how Modi’s silver bullet Jaishankar is keeping troubles away

Jaishankar understands that crises are the bedrock of opportunities. So before EU leaders held a teleconference on COVID-19, India activated hot lines across South Asia.

MEA’s work hasn’t been judged by Lok Sabha since 2014. Modi must stop selling empty package

For India to win back the global admiration it once enjoyed, Modi government will have to change its behaviour at home first.

Modi govt’s domestic politics hurting India’s ties abroad. But not as badly as critics say

Despite criticism from some foreign governments, legislators, analysts or the media, many countries will not abandon partnerships with India.

The man who got it right: Poet, pragmatist, always political

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's greatest, durable legacy is to show that India is best governed with a large heart.

Getting his foreign policy right

Modi has already shown he is different in the way he cancelled talks with Pakistan, just because its high commissioner met Hurriyat leaders, till now a routine and passing blip on media radar.

156-inch heart

By giving himself an opportunity to feature on an international stage, Modi can relaunch himself as a big-hearted moderate, switching from electoral campaign to governance mode.

On Camera

YourTurn

Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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