Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicRussia-China

Topic: Russia-China

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.

India wants to be a big player in Afghanistan, so why isn’t it giving visas to Afghans?

By getting the Russian, Iranian and five Central Asian NSAs to Delhi for a conference, India shows it can expand the Afghanistan game.

Russia and China have more in common than communism. They have same enemies and ambitions

In 'Blinkers Off: How will the World Counter China’, senior journalist Gaurie Dwivedi explores the rise of China, its threats and ways to counter it.

China not happy with arms supply, but Russia-India friendship unshakeable: Carnegie Moscow head

Dmitri Trenin says Russia can’t be dictated to by another country, adds that real test for India from Moscow’s perspective is how it tackles S-400 deal issue with US.

Why seeing Russia and China as the new axis of evil is a non-starter

Russia, China can’t act in perfect concert. There’s a Batman problem for Putin.

On Camera

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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.
Close-up of a computer chip | Representational image | Wikimedia commons

Why is India no electronics hub like China? Govt cites high tariffs, no subsidies as challenges

Vision Document for the electronics manufacturing industry aims for it to be worth $300 billion by 2026, notes ‘punitive duty and tax’, lack of ‘robust ecosystem’ as challenges.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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