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10 yrs of Indo-US civil nuclear deal: Transformation of bilateral relationship is the real big deal
Jul 20, 2015

10 yrs of Indo-US civil nuclear deal: Transformation of bilateral relationship is the real big deal

The real objective of the historic Indo-US civil nuclear initiative was to end decades of alienation between the world's largest democracies and build a genuine strategic partnership. Delhi and Washington knew that there could be no real partnership without resolving differences on non-proliferation that had so severely poisoned the bilateral relations from the early 1970s.

Australia–India scripting a ‘new chapter’ in bilateral relations
Mar 01, 2022

Australia–India scripting a ‘new chapter’ in bilateral relations

Given the changing geopolitics, both Canberra and New Delhi are keen to move beyond mere rhetoric and build a robust partnership

Bangla MPs hope Modi Govt will take bilateral relations to a different level
Nov 22, 2014

Bangla MPs hope Modi Govt will take bilateral relations to a different level

A delegation of visiting Members of Parliament from Bangladesh, taking part in an interaction with academics, media-persons and ORF faculty, hoped that the new government in India would take the relations between the two countries to a different level.

India and Cambodia expanding bilateral relations on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit
Nov 22, 2022

India and Cambodia expanding bilateral relations on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit

New Delhi’s determination to adhere to a rules-based order and autonomy places Cambodia at a better junction to navigate its path vis-a-vis China

Sri Lanka: Growing bilateral relations with India under President Wickremesinghe
Jul 27, 2022

Sri Lanka: Growing bilateral relations with India under President Wickremesinghe

With increasing assistance from India to abate the Sri Lankan crisis, the new presidency seems to be keen to enhance bilateral relations.

The potential for transformative India-Uzbekistan bilateral relations
Dec 14, 2020

The potential for transformative India-Uzbekistan bilateral relations

With common interests ranging from countering terrorism and Chinese hegemony to promoting trade, the India-Uzbekistan virtual bilateral summit is a mo

Will new Presidents of Uzbekistan, US impact bilateral relations?
Dec 07, 2016

Will new Presidents of Uzbekistan, US impact bilateral relations?

Strategies underlying the power transition is reminiscent of Soviet era practices in Uzbekistan & remains to be seen how bilateral relation with US pa

'यंग इंडिया' ला श्रीलंकेबद्दल काय वाटते?
Mar 18, 2024

'यंग इंडिया' ला श्रीलंकेबद्दल काय वाटते?

पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी आणि श्रीलंकेचे अध्यक्ष विक्रमसिंघे यांनी UPI सेवांचे उद्घाटन केले.

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations
Nov 30, 2019

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations

The dialogue has wider strategic implications beyond the bilateral relationship itself.

50 years of India–Bangladesh relations: Marking maturity
Mar 25, 2021

50 years of India–Bangladesh relations: Marking maturity

The future will present itself with an abundance of opportunities to help the two countries to reach a new plane of bilateral relations higher than ev

A change in the Maldives
Sep 26, 2018

A change in the Maldives

India must seize the moment and rebuild the bilateral relationship

A new chapter in defence and tech
Feb 22, 2023

A new chapter in defence and tech

The India-U.S. initiative on critical and emerging technologies could have a transformative impact on bilateral relations

Afghanistan-Pakistan relations and the Durand line: Why is it important?
Jan 31, 2022

Afghanistan-Pakistan relations and the Durand line: Why is it important?

The historical Durand line continues to be a thorn on the side as both Pakistan and Afghanistan are unable to come to a mutually beneficial conclusion

After presidential poll, Maldives hard hit by economic realities
Oct 16, 2023

After presidential poll, Maldives hard hit by economic realities

How Maldives controls its spiralling economic issues under the new leadership remains to be seen

Ambiguities galore: Verify before placing trust
Jul 27, 2005

Ambiguities galore: Verify before placing trust

At first glance, the July 18 India-US joint statement promises a giant leap forward in bilateral relations and a paradigm shift in the US policy towards India. The agreement undoubtedly is a testimony to the growing trust and meaningful strategic partnership between New Delhi and Washington.

Are India-China relations really improving?
Mar 01, 2018

Are India-China relations really improving?

It seems unlikely that the bilateral relations will improve significantly — there are a couple of indicators of the slight improvement in the relations.

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests
Sep 23, 2021

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests

New Delhi and Canberra have had to bear the brunt of increasingly belligerent Chinese behavior in the Indo-Pacific, pushing their bilateral relationship to new heights.

Bangladesh after elections
Feb 20, 2009

Bangladesh after elections

It would be useful if India adopted a more generous approach towards resolving some of the contentious issues which have hindered a stronger bilateral relationship

Behind the second Modi-Xi informal summit, the Wuhan spirit is fraying
Oct 11, 2019

Behind the second Modi-Xi informal summit, the Wuhan spirit is fraying

The state of the bilateral relationship between India and China has gotten rockier since the two leaders last met.

Beijing-Pyongyang nexus is realigning Tokyo and Seoul
Jun 10, 2023

Beijing-Pyongyang nexus is realigning Tokyo and Seoul

Amidst Pyongyang’s spy satellite and Beijing’s hegemonic aspirations, the convergence of Seoul and Tokyo’s perspectives is changing the dynamics

Boris Johnson’s India visit: Prioritising bilateral agendas over timing
Apr 21, 2022

Boris Johnson’s India visit: Prioritising bilateral agendas over timing

Despite differing positions on the Ukraine crisis, both the countries are choosing to prioritise their bilateral relations 

Breaking Glass Ceiling? Mapping EU-India Security Cooperation
May 11, 2023

Breaking Glass Ceiling? Mapping EU-India Security Cooperation

This year marks the 15th year since India and the European Union (EU) agreed on a Strategic Partnership in 2004. Over the years, despite robust bilateral relations between individual European states and India, the EU-India relations have largely been in the area of potential rather than accomplishment. This brief evaluates the emerging security partnership by focusing on three key areas, viz. peacekeeping, nuclear issues, and maritime security. I

Bridging the gap: India Bangladesh relations
Aug 21, 2010

Bridging the gap: India Bangladesh relations

India and Bangladesh relations got a new boost following Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's brief visit to Bangladesh recently, demonstrating New Delhi's keenness in enhancing bilateral relations.

Changing Sino-Indian perceptions
Nov 18, 2003

Changing Sino-Indian perceptions

Last fortnight's India-China joint naval exercise, however limited, may be a new opening in bilateral relations. Coupled with the politico-economic CBMs of the past years, the Shanghai naval exercise is an indication that both nations are learning to overcome the bitter past.

Charting a New Trajectory in India-Sri Lanka Relations
Sep 08, 2021

Charting a New Trajectory in India-Sri Lanka Relations

As Sri Lanka moves closer to China in its economic ties, concerns about the Indo-Sri Lanka bilateral relationship grow

China and India pull back on Doklam, choosing to fight another day
Sep 15, 2017

China and India pull back on Doklam, choosing to fight another day

India deftly used the BRICS summit to end the standoff with China in Bhutan, but challenges remain for bilateral relations

China, all-weather friend of Bangladesh
Sep 17, 2010

China, all-weather friend of Bangladesh

Bilateral relations between China and Bangladesh will strengthen further once the road and rail links are established between the two countries through Myanmar. The prospects for the road-rail links have brightened after Myanmar cleared the transit facility, the Chinese envoy for Bangladesh has said.

China’s Two-Front Conundrum: A Perspective on the India-China Border Situation
Mar 07, 2023

China’s Two-Front Conundrum: A Perspective on the India-China Border Situation

China’s actions in Ladakh since 2020 are in violation of common understandings and have brought the focus of bilateral relationship back to the issue of the border. This paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of China’s behaviour along the India-China border by exploring a fresh perspective that explains the instability along the border as a function of China’s two-front conundrum. It makes a historical account of past events to arg

Conference Summary: ORF-CSIS Dialogue on East Asia
Mar 17, 2005

Conference Summary: ORF-CSIS Dialogue on East Asia

Participants from India and the United States shared their respective viewpoints on the political, economic, and security environment to identify areas of mutual interest in East Asia. The discussion focused on identifying current and future challenges & opportunities in the bilateral relationship

Delegation from Chinese think tank visits ORF
Oct 22, 2009

Delegation from Chinese think tank visits ORF

A five-member delegation from the Beijing-based China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) exchanged views with the ORF faculty on bilateral relations, media reportage, regional issues, international terrorism, and possible areas of research cooperation

Don’t have unrealistic demands from Sunak
Oct 31, 2022

Don’t have unrealistic demands from Sunak

The bilateral relationship is growing due to a newfound convergence in their strategic orientation. Let’s not burden Sunak with unrealistic expectations.

East Asia’s History Wars
Jan 20, 2021

East Asia’s History Wars

This brief examines the historical dimension of the tensions between Japan and South Korea and its implications on the current breakdown in their bilateral relationship. It argues that the battle over historical memory has led to lasting animosity between the two countries, contributing to serious problems in their defence ties and creating space for China to expand its influence in the region. The brief explores why efforts to overcome the histo

Egypt-India Dialogue
Jun 09, 2013

Egypt-India Dialogue

Egypt and India have long had good relations with each other. Over the last few years, however, both nations have tended to be preoccupied elsewhere and their bilateral relationship has been left untended.

Engaging Africa through summits: The experience of forum on China-Africa cooperation
Jul 25, 2018

Engaging Africa through summits: The experience of forum on China-Africa cooperation

Whether China will be able to implement its commitments at a fast pace and accord priority to important areas of cooperation will ultimately depend on

From Islamabad and After
Jan 07, 2004

From Islamabad and After

By delineating bilateral relations from the larger SAARC format, and at the same time taking them up after the Islamabad summit had addressed major agendas, India and Pakistan have done well for themselves and for the region ¿ without continuing to hold one the hostage of the other.

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh
Jan 29, 2024

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh

Despite sharing a close historical relationship based on the Soviet Union’s support during the 1971 Liberation War, Bangladesh had for long been out of the scope of Russia’s foreign policy priorities. This is best exemplified by the fact that no Soviet/Russian foreign minister had visited the country until September 2023. However, amid Western sanctions due to its war in Ukraine and tensions with the US, Russia is seeking to reinvigorate ties

Getting real with Hanoi
Nov 19, 2013

Getting real with Hanoi

India must come to terms with the fact that what it does with one country is bound to affect its relations with others, notwithstanding the declarations to the contrary. For international relations is not a series of discrete bilateral relations. The answer lies not in circumscribing one's own options but in intensifying engagement with all.

Growing UAE-Israel ties shows political intent to deepen relations between the two countries
Oct 22, 2022

Growing UAE-Israel ties shows political intent to deepen relations between the two countries

The bilateral relationship between Israel and UAE has moved ahead with surprising speed post the Abraham Accords

Hasina's Tripura visit boosts bilateral ties with India
Jan 12, 2012

Hasina's Tripura visit boosts bilateral ties with India

Bangladesh's bilateral relations with India got a major boost with its Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to Tripura on January 11 and 12. Sheikh Hasina visited the north-eastern Indian State to attend the convocation of the Tripura Central University at Agartala.

India and China: Treading the Track II
Jul 17, 2019

India and China: Treading the Track II

It must be recognised that the India-China dialogue needs both a foundation and a breakthrough.

India and Nepal’s Kalapani border dispute: An explainer
May 24, 2023

India and Nepal’s Kalapani border dispute: An explainer

Neighbours India and Nepal, who share an open border, have not always had the most amicable of relations, oscillating from one extreme to the other. One of their long-standing disputes is over the border area of Kalapani. This discord has the potential to disrupt the other aspects of their ties, especially in the domains of the economy and cross-border security. Further, if the two countries fail to arrive at a resolution to the disagreement, it

India and the UAE: CEPA cements a promising bilateral
Jun 23, 2023

India and the UAE: CEPA cements a promising bilateral

Growing convergence on contemporary national goals and policy objectives has become the principal driver of the India-UAE relations

India too has to walk the talk, and nearer home
Jan 30, 2015

India too has to walk the talk, and nearer home

The euphoria of the new leadership in Sri Lanka towards the northern Indian neighbour may have set the right tone and tenor for further betterment of bilateral relations as in regional and international contexts.

India's One Basket Diplomacy
May 27, 2011

India's One Basket Diplomacy

While India has been mature in assuaging the concerns of Bangladesh on issues like the shooting of Bangladeshis by the BSF, policymakers should still reach out to other political actors so as to ensure that there's a genuine and sustainable improvement in bilateral relations.

India, Bangladesh cooperation vital for peace and stability in the region
Oct 23, 2017

India, Bangladesh cooperation vital for peace and stability in the region

Started in 2009, the India-Bangladesh Security Dialogue provides a platform to discuss issues pertaining to bilateral relations and security cooperation.

India, Russia, here and now
Dec 10, 2014

India, Russia, here and now

As hard-boiled realists, Modi and Putin must acknowledge the new dynamic around them, find ways to limit its impact on the bilateral relationship and move quickly towards expanding the scope of their commercial ties and revitalising their cooperation in energy, defence and high-technology sectors.

India, Sri Lanka re-inject strategic realism into bilateral ties?
Mar 06, 2021

India, Sri Lanka re-inject strategic realism into bilateral ties?

India and Sri Lanka have injected pragmatism into bilateral relations, which began disappearing after China’s entry through the Hambantota port deal