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India and China: Is Maldives balancing or tilting?
May 07, 2020

India and China: Is Maldives balancing or tilting?

The structure of the international system and balance of power tend to limit the foreign policy choices of smaller states. But we are now living in a

India and developments in Afghanistan
Sep 30, 2021

India and developments in Afghanistan

Now that the “War on Terror” has concluded, India needs to define its role in the South Asian Region and attempt to engage with all possible partn

India and Israel: Conflicted Friends Look to the Future
Oct 27, 2015

India and Israel: Conflicted Friends Look to the Future

India's ability to separate the Palestinian issue from Indo-Israeli relations could be tested in the future. As the security situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories deteriorates and Israel faces greater international pressure to negotiate an end to the conflict, it may not be long before Tel Aviv turns to New Delhi for diplomatic support.

India and Israel: Strong strategic partners
Feb 18, 2014

India and Israel: Strong strategic partners

Common values and shared concerns provide a natural corollary for Indo-Israeli cooperation, according to experts. Highlighting the various avenues for cooperation, they especially pointed out defence and agriculture sector.

India and its neighbours
Jan 05, 2012

India and its neighbours

There is an increasing realisation in New Delhi about the cross-benefits available to the country on social, political, economic and strategic fronts from its neighbours as they are bound to benefit from healthy bilateral and multilateral arrangements encompassing the entire South Asian region.

India and Japan: Asia's win-win partnership
Jan 24, 2014

India and Japan: Asia's win-win partnership

On the strategic side of things, Japan's economic cooperation with India is also a hedge against a rising China which is a direct threat to Japan as also India, if to a lesser extent.

India and North Korea: The need to engage
Oct 25, 2012

India and North Korea: The need to engage

North Korea's nuclear weapons capability and cooperative ties with Pakistan is a cause of concern for India. Amid reports of North Korea-Myanmar missile nexus, it becomes important for India not only to take stock of the situation but also to engage more with this reticent state.

India and Pakistan - Bridging the gap
May 09, 2009

India and Pakistan - Bridging the gap

The First R K Mishra Memorial Lecture was delivered by Major General Mahmud Ali Durrani. He was Pakistan's National Security Adviser till January 2009. A former Ambassador to the United States, General Durrani has been closely associated with Mr RK Mishra, and Observer Research Foundation, in promoting peace and dialogue between India and Pakistan

India and regional trade: UPA talks the talk; can't walk the walk
Jan 17, 2014

India and regional trade: UPA talks the talk; can't walk the walk

As the decade long UPA tenure comes to a close, it is quite clear that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma have not been able to persuade the Congress Party to see the strategic virtues of trade liberalisation.

India and Russia: Moving towards a 21st century compact
Oct 29, 2013

India and Russia: Moving towards a 21st century compact

It has never been a better time and never before has India come with this much strength to the negotiating table. In the end, reaffirmation and recalibration of Russia' role in India's future was prominent and the short and successful summit was capped by perhaps another nuclear submarine for India and a doctorate for Prime Minister Singh.

India and the Arab League: Walking the trade talk
Jan 05, 2015

India and the Arab League: Walking the trade talk

The 4th India-Arab Partnership Conference, organised late last month as part of the Modi government's efforts to elevate the level of engagement between the two sides, echoed the new government's agenda of economic reforms and deeper economic engagement globally and regionally.

India and the Arms Trade Treaty: A contrarian view
Apr 12, 2013

India and the Arms Trade Treaty: A contrarian view

India should look at ways to become an active party in arms trade treaty debates if it has to prove its credentials in global governance. While advancing its global governance role, India will have to also ensure that its arms procurement is not adversely affected.

India and the Global Economy: The Next 15 Years
Jan 14, 2011

India and the Global Economy: The Next 15 Years

Prof. Arvind Panagariya of Columbia University argues that India has not actually emerged, as US President Barack Obama said during his visit to India, but it is in fact rising. He presented his assessment about India as a rising power during a discussion at ORF.

India and the Islamic State
Nov 01, 2014

India and the Islamic State

The kidnapping of Indians in Iraq in June this year and the increasing number of Indians reportedly joining the Islamic State (IS) has elevated the degree of threat to India posed by the Sunni insurgent group.

India and the Sri Lankan Peace Process
Apr 21, 2004

India and the Sri Lankan Peace Process

Sri Lanka¿s new Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, has indicated the importance, and relevance of India to the Sri Lankan context, by visiting New Delhi within days of his being sworn in. His visit to India even before the conclusion of the Indian electoral exercise was testimony to the mood in Colombo for increasing New Delhi¿s role and involvement in the Sri Lanka peace process.

India and the Trans-Afghan Gas pipeline
Sep 29, 2003

India and the Trans-Afghan Gas pipeline

India has decided to adopt a wait and watch approach to the ongoing negotiations that aim to revive the trans-Afghan gas Pipeline (TAP) project. The proposed US$ 2.5 billion gas pipeline project is expected to transfer of 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas

India and the U.S. Make a Strategic Case for Health Cooperation
Aug 17, 2023

India and the U.S. Make a Strategic Case for Health Cooperation

India and the United States (US) have been cooperating in the health sector since the late 1960s. The cooperation has intensified in the past decade, riding on institutional structures established following the launch of the US-India Health Initiative in 2010. It has seen further expansion since the COVID-19 pandemic, and today covers a wide range of areas including disease prevention and combating infectious diseases, maternal and child

India and US: Friends with benefits
Jan 21, 2015

India and US: Friends with benefits

Narendra Modi has emphatically indicated that good and close relations with the US will form the core of his global policy. In the short time he has been in power, Modi has met Obama thrice. An indication of his thrust are the close ties that the Modi government is building with Japan and Australia.

India and Vietnam add a new punch to their relationship
Nov 26, 2013

India and Vietnam add a new punch to their relationship

Ignoring Chinese pressures, if both India and Vietnam stand firm, they could force Beijing to moderate its expansionist claims on the South China Sea and adopt a more conciliatory stance on other regional matters.

India as the gateway to the world?
Jul 07, 2010

India as the gateway to the world?

Nowhere else is the confusion and contradiction in Sri Lanka's foreign relations more palpable than in Sri Lanka's 'India policy'. The Government of the day has no problem acknowledging the silent but significant Indian support for 'Eelam War IV' despite domestic developments and international pressures on New Delhi.

India as the strongest link to counter China
Jul 12, 2021

India as the strongest link to counter China

India has emerged as the focal point of global attention as the search for a new balance of power in the Indo-Pacific gathers steam.

India asked to act faster to sustain its good relations with Bangladesh
Jun 05, 2011

India asked to act faster to sustain its good relations with Bangladesh

Though the relationship between India and Bangladesh is at its best and the two countries currently share great warmth in their relations, India should take some more steps for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh to sustain the warmth, opined members of a delegation of journalists from Bangladesh.

India asks BRICS academics to strive to build default "go-to" institutions
Mar 06, 2012

India asks BRICS academics to strive to build default "go-to" institutions

India has asked scholars and experts from BRICS nations, attendng the Academic Forum meeting, to offer solutions and new ideas to meet global challenges.

India Assembly polls: A test for national parties
Jan 20, 2012

India Assembly polls: A test for national parties

State elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa, scheduled from January end to March 3, with results becoming public on March 6, are some kind of mini general elections.

India calling with quite a lot of trade in mind
Feb 05, 2022

India calling with quite a lot of trade in mind

A ‘new age’ free trade deal with India remains critical in anchoring the United Kingdom economically to the Indo-Pacific

India can do much more in Afghanistan
May 16, 2012

India can do much more in Afghanistan

The international community's increased enthusiasm about leaving Afghanistan could have an adverse impact on the human rights situation in the country, according to human rights researcher Ms Heather Barr.

India can learn from Brazil's experiences in poverty alleviation
Oct 25, 2013

India can learn from Brazil's experiences in poverty alleviation

In Brazil, extreme poverty has reduced from 15% to 5%, poverty from 34% to 22% and Gini index from 69% to 54% in the period of 1999-2009. So, knowledge sharing between Brazil and India in matters related to public policy and welfare programmes is of high merit.

India can provide a model to West Asia
Nov 22, 2007

India can provide a model to West Asia

An International conference on "Emerging Security Concerns in West Asia" was organised by ORF at its Rouse Avenue campus on November 21-22, 2007 in partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation of Germany.

India can't afford to lower its guard against Pakistan
May 30, 2011

India can't afford to lower its guard against Pakistan

Al-Qaida has put Pakistan at the top of its priorities. Its leaders judge Pakistan as the most vulnerable country for them to hijack, while independent estimates by security and intelligence officials suggest that Pakistan has the capability to add 8-10 China-model low-yield nuclear weapons in its kitty every year.

India chasing a fleeting manufacturing dream
Jun 07, 2020

India chasing a fleeting manufacturing dream

With the current rise in automation — a trend that has gained strength due to COVID-19 — the manufacturing sector’s ability to absorb traditiona

India confident of Annapolis conference success
Nov 22, 2007

India confident of Annapolis conference success

Elevating India's standing in world politics, it has been invited to the next week's Annapolis conference on West Asia, convened by the United States, and it would be taking part in the conference, the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India for West Asia and Middle East Peace Process, Mr. C.R. Gharekhan announced here today.

India could use its historic free speech judgment to reset its position on internet governance. Will it?
Apr 21, 2015

India could use its historic free speech judgment to reset its position on internet governance. Will it?

India must play a leadership role in the development of global Internet policy. The government needs to respond to the demands of its citizens and reset its position on international Internet governance issues, in line with the progressive developments that have occurred at home. In essence, India should be doing a better job at linking the local to the global.

India cracks down on Chinese investment as mood turns against Beijing
Apr 29, 2020

India cracks down on Chinese investment as mood turns against Beijing

Like many countries angered by Beijing’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak, India has turned skeptical of economic dependence on China.