Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: Indo-Pacific

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

2+2 dialogue a ‘major opportunity’ to work on diplomatic, security issues with India: US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis are travelling to New Delhi for the 2+2 dialogue with their Indian counterparts.
Mike Pompeo

Looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific region: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US secretary of state Pompeo says not looking for dominance, denies initiatives are aimed at countering China.
U.S. President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

In a bid to counter China, US and allies to invest in infrastructure projects in Indo-Pacific

The pact will mobilise investments in energy, transportation, tourism and technology infrastructure to curb China's rising influence with plans like the Belt and Road Initiative.
PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping met in Wuhan in April, 2018 | @PMO/Twitter

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of SCO summit

Modi and Xi are expected to explore ways to deepen ties in areas of trade and investment besides reviewing the overall bilateral cooperation.
Lianyungang Port, China. VCG/VCG via Getty Images

China will take over the world, one port at a time

New research suggests China’s port investments as part of the Belt and Road Initiative are aimed at generating political influence and military presence in the Indo-Pacific.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ASEAN leaders on Republic Day

India’s chance to build presence in the East through ASEAN and Act East

Frederic Grare's book 'India Turns East' forcefully argues  that Act East has become India’s favorite instrument to mitigate its China concerns and prevent the emergence of a China-led regional order.
Artists of ASEAN tableau

Inviting 10 ASEAN leaders is a stroke of genius, now India must make the most of it

Contact between India and Southeast Asia go back three thousand years. In geographical terms, Southeast Asia is closer to China.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...