Category: India

India Can Open A New Chapter In Ties With Italy: Rome Knows Real Intent Of China’s Outreach – Analysis

On the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with his other engagements that attracted a lot of attention, met his Italian counterpart, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, for a bilateral discussion. As India took the helm of the group of the world’s most advanced economies for 2023, the Modi-Meloni meeting sealed a continuity of engagement […]

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No Winners In The Indian National Congress Presidential Race – Analysis

India’s grand old party, the Indian National Congress (INC), has elected a new president. This should not be big news, but it is the first contested election in two decades and only the sixth in INC history. It is also the first time since 1998 that someone not named Gandhi has held the post. But the prospects of this exercise in party democracy reviving the […]

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Why Is India Immune To US Recession? – Analysis

Concerns are looming over the rising recession in the USA and its ripple effects on India. Surging inflation in the USA, leading to successive hikes in interest rates, crippled by the Russia-Ukraine war with no end in sight, disruption in supply chain owing to USA-China trade conflict, is causing jitters in India over its trade and investment relations with the USA. […]

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India-Russia-Iran to discuss Afghanistan situation on sidelines of Moscow meeting

The fourth round of the Moscow format meeting on Afghanistan gets underway on Wednesday in Russia, where India, Russia and Iran are expected to hold a separate meeting on the sideline of the consultations. According to Indian media reports, the special envoys for these three countries will focus on shared concerns their respective countries have. Special Afghan envoys from China, […]

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Jaishankar In Moscow: India’s Russian Roulette – Analysis

India’s ties with Russia have been attracting a lot of global attention ever since the war in Ukraine commenced earlier this year. First, there was a lot of grumbling in the western capitals about New Delhi’s reluctance to openly condemn Russia’s invasion and questioning of India’s reliability as a potential partner. Gradually, after India’s pushback there emerged a better comprehension […]

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Reserve Bank Of India Launches Digital Currency – Analysis

While presenting the Budget for 2022-2023, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman declared that India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will issue a digital rupee, or a central bank digital currency (CBDC), in early 2023. The CBDC has finally come to India with the start of the pilot phase of the digital rupee rollout from 1 November 2022. The […]

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Chinese Anxiety Over Deepening India-Taiwan Ties – Analysis

The Taiwan issue figured prominently in the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Chinese President Xi Jinping while speaking at the opening session of the Congress highlighted that China will continue to strive for peaceful reunification, but will never promise to renounce the use of force, particularly directed at interference by outside forces and the separatists seeking ‘Taiwan […]

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India: Recurrent Menace In Nuapada, Odisha – Analysis

On November 4, 2022, State Director General of Police (DGP), Sunil Kumar Bansal, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the District Intelligence and Operation Centre in Nuapada District, disclosed that a joint task force to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE) would be formed in view of the vulnerabilities of the district to Naxalites (Left Wing Extremist) activities in neighbouring Chhattisgarh. The […]

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India’s Jaishankar tells Lavrov in Moscow ‘don’t forget Afghanistan situation’

Jaishankar said it was legitimate that the international community, especially the neighbours, today work together to ensure that there is no terrorism threat that comes out of Afghanistan. India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Tuesday the world should not forget the situation in Afghanistan, including the threat from terrorists operating on Afghan soil and the need for a coordinated […]

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India: Terrorizing ‘Outsiders’ In Jammu And Kashmir – Analysis

On November 3, 2022, two non-local labourers working in the Sabir Abdullah Public School, a private institution, were shot at and injured by terrorists on the school premises in the Wanihama area of Anantnag District. The injured were identified as Vikram from Bihar and Bahadur from Nepal. On October 17, 2022, two migrant labourers were killed after terrorists hurled a […]

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