Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicNeighbourhood First Policy

Topic: Neighbourhood First Policy

Modi said Neighbourhood First. Sri Lanka crisis is India’s chance to prove it

To beat China’s influence, India needs to put South Asia first. And that includes Pakistan.

India is helping Sri Lanka, no refugee crisis right now, says EAM Jaishankar

Commenting on Sri Lanka crisis, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that India has responded with urgency to the country’s request for assistance for overcoming hardships.

Pakistan will be kept afloat as no country wants a ‘nuclear Somalia’, says ex-envoy Vivek Katju

The former Indian ambassador said that the country ‘has always been beyond its means’, and the economic crisis it is facing is ‘nothing unusual’.

India to boost connectivity with Bangladesh & Nepal with new rail links, says foreign secy

Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Wednesday that the neighbourhood is a priority for India, and it works closely with all neighbours, ‘except Pakistan’.

Bangladesh, Nepal, Lanka panic over orders, 2nd doses as India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ breaks down

Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri Lanka have urged the Modi government to let commercial Covid vaccine shipments go through. Sri Lanka has reached out to China, Russia for vaccine doses.

India plans big push for Myanmar ties as neighbour heads for election this week

This is going to be the second election in Myanmar since 2011, when decades of rule by the military junta ended. India has been actively engaged in pitching for Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar.

India needs new foreign affairs ambassadors — India Inc, think tanks and academicians

Despite PM Modi’s Neighbourhood First policy, China’s BRI holds more economic clout in the region. Does India’s foreign policy need a tweak?

Land comes in the way of Modi govt’s Neighbourhood First and Act East, study shows

India-financed infrastructure projects in Nepal have a greater propensity to get delayed than projects supported by Japan, UK or organisations such as World Bank or ADB.

Dhaka wants New Delhi to forego ‘stringent checks’ on garments as both work on trade pact

Dhaka also wants ‘special treatment’ that India accords to Nepal & Bhutan but under the framework of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

Covid vaccine, rail link — India looks to reset Delhi-Dhaka ties amid growing China presence

Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla finished his two-day Dhaka trip Wednesday. He is likely to visit other neighbouring countries on the lines of the 2015 ‘SAARC Yatra’.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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