International Relations

International Relations

Xi Jinping Cavorts in the Indian Ocean: Modi Talks Peace in West Asia

Reading Time: 4 minutesChina is doing a South China Sea in the Indian Ocean. India, on the other hand, is chickening out, leaving common Indians crotchety blanket in the mornings – bad-tempered, irritated. What is happening in India’s neighbourhood right now is the absolute biggest challenge for India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a peace mission […]

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Modi Captivates His Audience With Words: Is it Sound over Substance?

Reading Time: 4 minutesPrime Minister Narendra Modi is making a keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai. He never fails with words when it comes to these matters, irrespective of his track record with deeds. Here’s a report for Different Truths. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making a keynote address at the World Government Summit in […]

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India Must Avoid Military Action in Maldives: Situation is Completely Different From 1984

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent crisis in the Maldives has to be seen in the larger and long-term context of Sino-Indian rivalry to gain supremacy in the Indian Ocean Region and the Asia-Pacific Region. The situation in the Maldives is indeed worrisome for India. But New Delhi must not allow itself to be driven into taking a hasty […]

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Crisis in the Maldives has Greater Ramifications in the Power Games in South Asia

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Maldives, a contested terrain for power is actually undermining democracy and goes ahead to show that all is not well in the South Asian region. China is flexing its muscle, while India issued a statement rather than any military intervention as in the past, points out Navodita, our Associate Editor, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

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Which way Does Davos take us?

Reading Time: 4 minutesPrime Minister Modi goes on to show that his foreign policy is driven by the need and will to make India into a formidable force to reckon with in the 21st century. He is keen to project the country as a strong Asian power – one that can take on China with ease in the […]

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Can the Indian Elephant Contain the Chinese Dragon: Why ASEAN Matters so Much for India?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIndia’s share in world trade is stuck at around 1.8 percent since 2011, whereas that for China is close to 12 percent. For the Indian elephant to catch the Chinese dragon at the halfway mark by 2020, the export figure needs to grow in excess of 30 percent annually. Indeed, a hard task at hand. […]

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China Factor in Trade and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Essential for Economic Growth

Reading Time: 4 minutesThailand’s ambassador to India and a key official convening the ASEAN-India summit this week, Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi said before the media that India needs to focus on the China factor in the trade. He urged the need to find a solution to the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) opening the door for China and actually […]

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Political Kite Flying, App Looking at the Big Picture, Child-Friendly Police Station, Mice Have a Field Day

Reading Time: 3 minutesNarendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, two PMs, bond over kite-flying at Sabarmati Ashram and they paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The App WeCroak is born of Bhutanese folklore saying that to be happy, one ought to contemplate death five times a day. A police station in Kerala serves as a clinic for children too. A pair of mice […]

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Will the Indo-Israel Bilateral Engagements Create New Avenues in International Relations?

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs India and Israel faced each other in impeccable, vaunted acknowledgement, it has become possible if not easier to find intersections of interest; such intersections in the process of being explored, that have bilateral engagement, creating new avenues of what is politically conceivable – science, technology, energy, trade, and agriculture. Here’s an analysis by Navodita, […]

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India-ASEAN Economic Ties for the Future

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn September 2009 India had signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the ASEAN to promote economic ties. It was seen as a major foray into a formidable regional trade block. Officials are working on the re-activation of the ASEAN-India Business Council (AIBC), the holding of the ASEAN-India Business Summit (AIBS) and an ASEAN-India Business […]

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