Search: For - Modi

1293 results found

Indo-Israeli relations set to improve
Jun 20, 2014

Indo-Israeli relations set to improve

It is likely that Indo-Israel ties will expand in the political, economic and strategic realms. Israel's Ambassador to India, Alon Ushpiz, stressed that the bilateral relationship has surpassed a "buyer-seller relationship," and Israel's long experience of working jointly with Narendra Modi has yielded tangible results.

Indo-US ties moving to transformational stage, says ex-diplomat
Nov 01, 2014

Indo-US ties moving to transformational stage, says ex-diplomat

Viewed through the prism of recent difficulties in India-US engagement, the focus of PM Modi?s US visit was in the nature of the leadership of the two nations getting to know each other, as well as aimed at building trust and fostering commitment between them, says former Secretary in the MEA, Mr. M. Ganapathi.

Indus Waters Treaty: Opening the water front
Jan 28, 2023

Indus Waters Treaty: Opening the water front

Examining the grounds for modification of the Treaty and its practical implications for both India and Pakistan

INS Arihant’s deterrence patrol: More hype than necessary
Nov 06, 2018

INS Arihant’s deterrence patrol: More hype than necessary

If — as the PMO press release says — that INS Arihant completed its first deterrence patrol, it is a welcome development.

Is BJP victory in Gujarat resounding?
Dec 21, 2017

Is BJP victory in Gujarat resounding?

Gujarat has provided a psychological victory for the Congress, while it is a moral defeat for the BJP though it has been able to form the government.

Is India firmly aligned with the US now?
Jan 30, 2015

Is India firmly aligned with the US now?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, within eight months of coming to power, has gone about strengthening India's relations with Japan, Australia and the US, in what seems to be a well laid out plan with a clear agenda.

Is it time for a stronger India-Brazil relationship?
Nov 22, 2019

Is it time for a stronger India-Brazil relationship?

Modi and Bolsonaro might be the leaders to transform this stagnant relationship.

Is Pakistan serious about talks with India?
Feb 22, 2023

Is Pakistan serious about talks with India?

Pakistan's persistent anti-India stance and unreliable dialogue offers from the civilian leadership in Islamabad have rendered the relationship insign

Is the BJP fuelling Kashmiri separatism for electoral gains?
Aug 21, 2019

Is the BJP fuelling Kashmiri separatism for electoral gains?

For the BJP's electoral constituents across India – most of whom only conceive of Kashmir through the constant consumption of propaganda – Modi has scored a huge political win.

Is the Washington consensus on US-India relations fraying?
Jan 02, 2020

Is the Washington consensus on US-India relations fraying?

Recent developments have raised questions about the future of bipartisan support for U.S.-India relations.

Is there room at the dragon's table?
Jun 16, 2014

Is there room at the dragon's table?

While the world is hopeful of a firm foreign policy in the Modi era, the Chinese dilemma lurks in a big way. Modi should devise ways of taking China in its stride on a workable, if not friendly, basis to make the best of the Look East Policy and to put itself on a sound footing for the Asian century.

Islamic radicalisation threat to international systems: Israeli PM
Jan 16, 2018

Islamic radicalisation threat to international systems: Israeli PM

Inaugurates Raisina Dialogue 2018 in the presence of PM MODI, FM Sushma Swaraj 

Israeli President offers expertise in cyber, food security
Nov 18, 2016

Israeli President offers expertise in cyber, food security

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has offered his country's expertise to India to make the world safe.

It's  time to adhere to those high standards
Jun 20, 2015

It's time to adhere to those high standards

There is little doubt that the Lalit Modi controversy has hurt the image of the Narendra Modi Government. Mr Lalit Modi is an infamous and notorious character, who ran his businesses, including the Indian Premier League cricket, like a bucket shop.

I’ll be back! Interim Budget 2024 and its message
Feb 01, 2024

I’ll be back! Interim Budget 2024 and its message

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Interim Budget 2024 presents good macroeconomic numbers—and a strong political message of winning Elections

Jaishankar defines India’s place in the new world
Oct 09, 2019

Jaishankar defines India’s place in the new world

The west needs India for its market, human resources and burden sharing while India needs the west for its growth. The question is whether a “new co

Jaishankar in Moscow: India’s Russian Roulette
Nov 10, 2022

Jaishankar in Moscow: India’s Russian Roulette

Russia will wait and watch to see the impact of winter on Western public opinion, and Ukraine is counting on its battlefield gains to secure a lasting momentum. That the West is getting restless about Ukraine's position is evident from the backchannel negotiations between the US and Russian officials.

Karnataka electoral battle to decide national politics
May 02, 2018

Karnataka electoral battle to decide national politics

A Karnataka victory would go into the account of Rahul Gandhi whose credentials as a leader would get strengthened and accepted by his friends and foe

Kashmir and other shadows over the Sino-Indian informal summit
Oct 11, 2019

Kashmir and other shadows over the Sino-Indian informal summit

The informal summit of leaders is meant to discuss overarching strategic issues, but given the format, both sides will put all issues bothering them.

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge
Aug 19, 2019

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge

It has had to navigate the debate on civil liberties, overcome history, and deal with China’s posture

Kashmir flare-up puts India under new pressure to deal with Pakistan
Sep 28, 2016

Kashmir flare-up puts India under new pressure to deal with Pakistan

In aftemath of Uri the Kashmir flare up has increased the domestic pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act decisively

Kashmir gambit
Mar 04, 2015

Kashmir gambit

If the Modi government can restore the ceasefire as part of the resumption of talks with Pakistan, strengthen the existing CBMs across the LoC and unveil new ones, the external dimension to J&K could change for the better and create a conducive environment for the ambitious internal agenda for development articulated by the BJP and PDP.

Kashmir rail
Jul 02, 2014

Kashmir rail

That China is now preparing to extend its railway into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir should stir PM Modi to recognise the significance of the railways for India's national security and factor it into the rail budget to be presented to Parliament next week.

Kashmir’s year of trial
Aug 26, 2019

Kashmir’s year of trial

Building faith in the democratic intentions of the Union Government will be a long haul

Kishida’s India Trip: A Reiteration of Strong India-Japan Ties
Mar 27, 2023

Kishida’s India Trip: A Reiteration of Strong India-Japan Ties

India and Japan’s shared concerns about China are a key driver of their growing relationship.

Lessons from COVID-19: Promoting Sustainability in Food Production to Limit Zoonotic Transmissions
Mar 19, 2021

Lessons from COVID-19: Promoting Sustainability in Food Production to Limit Zoonotic Transmissions

COVID-19, which is a highly infectious disease of zoonotic origin, serves as a serious reminder that human-nature interactions need to be based on sustainable development pathways. The recent surge in zoonotic infections in different parts of the world—among them, H1N1, Nipah virus, Zika virus, and Lyme disease—can be attributed to the intensification of human-animal contact through wildlife trade and livestock production. Reducing the rates

Lessons from the Ladakh crisis
Jun 23, 2020

Lessons from the Ladakh crisis

It has become apparent that there have been grave failures somewhere — but more likely in multiple places — in the Indian intelligence chain, as i

Lessons in new ways to lead
Aug 18, 2021

Lessons in new ways to lead

India has moved away from the idealism of the past in its engagement with the global multilateral order

Let's accept it, China has risen
Jun 12, 2014

Let's accept it, China has risen

The visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to India this week, so early in the Modi innings, is a good sign as both leaderships seem anxious to be able to better deal with the many challenges ahead. Clearly, China is challenging other major powers for a role in India at a time when its economy needs to grow at 10 per cent to recover from three years of economic slowdown.

Let's stick to our guns on Pakistan
Jun 10, 2019

Let's stick to our guns on Pakistan

The Modi government has been diplomatically polite and is in no haste to reach out to Pakistan for bilateral talks yet.

Let’s cut China some slack
Jul 10, 2017

Let’s cut China some slack

There is a modicum of double standards being displayed by China — it has had little compunction in assisting Pakistan with the CPEC.

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India
Mar 20, 2024

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India

India is the world’s largest rice exporter, making it a significant player in the global rice market. A global rice shortage is anticipated amid rising geopolitical tensions and commodity prices. To safeguard domestic consumers from exorbitant price shocks, India has banned the export of non-basmati white rice since July 2023. This paper examines the ban's implications, especially regarding welfare redistribution among basmati and non-basmati f

Life in Kashmir After Article 370
Jan 28, 2020

Life in Kashmir After Article 370

This special report analyses insights gathered by the author from different sections of the Kashmir public regarding the impact of the abrogation of Article 370 on their lives. The interviews were supplemented by secondary sources, primarily news reports in the national and international media after 5 August 2019, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of India abrogated the enforcement of Article 370 of the Constitution, which sinc

Lok Sabha Results 2019: The 3 mistakes of Priyanka Gandhi's life
May 24, 2019

Lok Sabha Results 2019: The 3 mistakes of Priyanka Gandhi's life

Rahul, Sonia and Priyanka need to introspect hard and selflessly about why their combined efforts were not enough to check the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Look Middle East Policy
Jun 02, 2014

Look Middle East Policy

Narendra Modi is in a good position to take a strategic approach to the Middle East. While Delhi must be sensitive to the multiple faultlines, old and new, Modi must signal that India is open to business with all countries in the region.

Looking back on the 1991 reforms in 2021
Jul 24, 2021

Looking back on the 1991 reforms in 2021

The multiple versions of the reforms story make it difficult to separate fact from romance.

Looking beyond the land boundary deal
Jun 08, 2015

Looking beyond the land boundary deal

Modi's visit to Dhaka has been a forward-looking step, in the effort to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. However, there has been little focus on the common challenges that the neighbours face. Unless these are addressed, future cooperation between the two will not be effective enough.

Love thy neighbour
Jun 11, 2015

Love thy neighbour

Beyond resolving outstanding problems, Modi's visit to Bangladesh has led to the setting up of agreements, MoUs and protocols which will transform our relations in the future. The key issues here are connectivity and economic partnership.

Macron’s Re-election, A Victory With Challenges
Apr 29, 2022

Macron’s Re-election, A Victory With Challenges

France has voted, Europe is relieved, and the French President needs to move fast to douse the flames of polarisation

Maiden Test for India’s Agni-5 MIRV Missile
Mar 27, 2024

Maiden Test for India’s Agni-5 MIRV Missile

MIRV is a complex technology, and India’s test this week puts it among a small group of countries that have managed to develop it.

Make China India's natural ally for development
May 13, 2015

Make China India's natural ally for development

The key challenge PM Modi would face in China is to completely debunk the hypothesis, which some people suspect, that a key objective of Modi's 'Act East' policy is to contain China, in covert or overt support with the U.S., Japan and other affected nations. This task is not surely going to be easy.

Making sense of India's outreach to the Nordic states
Apr 20, 2018

Making sense of India's outreach to the Nordic states

Narendra Modi’s trip to Sweden highlights the importance of an often-neglected region for India.

Maldives at it again: Courts, protests, arrests
Feb 24, 2015

Maldives at it again: Courts, protests, arrests

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit Maldives in mid-March as part of the first-ever four-nation southern Indian Ocean trip by any Indian leader. The greater success and long-term achievement of the visit, will depend also on how it all goes and goes down well just now.