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Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy
Nov 14, 2014

Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy

Tibet and the Dalai Lama's status continue to worry the Chinese. India's stated policy that Tibet is part of China notwithstanding, Chinese feel that India has a hidden agenda. The fact that Lobsang Sangay was invited to Modi's swearing-in has made the Chinese nervous.

Constraints to Convictions: PV Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi
Jul 24, 2021

Constraints to Convictions: PV Narasimha Rao to Narendra Modi

Going forward, the 21st century will see leaders at the Union embrace reforms with greater force and stronger conviction.

COVID-19 could be Modi’s reform moment
Jun 05, 2020

COVID-19 could be Modi’s reform moment

If a crisis was needed to reform a nation, perhaps COVID-19 it is. Recall the 1991 reforms, when India was facing a balance of payments crisis. The crisis pushed the Indian state into action and economic reforms were quickly ushered in.

Development of Northeast and Modi's policy with its neighbours
Jun 26, 2014

Development of Northeast and Modi's policy with its neighbours

Along with proposing new measures and initiatives, the Narendra Modi government should focus on completing the already proposed projects that would benefit the region like the implementation of the Kaladan Multimodal transit project with Myanmar.

Dhaka boundary settlement: Modi bites the bullet
Dec 01, 2014

Dhaka boundary settlement: Modi bites the bullet

Constructing a border of cooperation with Bangladesh should liberate India from one of major geopolitical constraints imposed on it by the Partition of Bengal. When he travels to Dhaka in the near future, Modi is in a position to unveil a genuine strategic partnership with Bangladesh.

Economic challenges before Modi government 2.0
Jun 01, 2019

Economic challenges before Modi government 2.0

More capital needs to be pumped into government ventures.

Europe faces many challenges and that gives Modi a great opportunity in his six-day visit
May 30, 2017

Europe faces many challenges and that gives Modi a great opportunity in his six-day visit

India and the European Union continue to struggle to conclude a bilateral Free Trade Agreement even a decade after the negotiations were first launched in 2007.

Fall in crude oil prices: How long will the boon last for Modi?
Jan 21, 2015

Fall in crude oil prices: How long will the boon last for Modi?

Oil is critical to India as it imports almost two thirds of its need, constituting 37% of its total imports. A $1 drop in oil prices could approximately save 40 billion rupees. The drop in oil prices currently looks like a blessing for India, but there could be some downslides too in the long run.

Finally, Modi goes to Russia
Jul 07, 2015

Finally, Modi goes to Russia

Indian PM Narendra Modi this week makes his maiden visit as Prime Minister to Russia, one of India's closest strategic partners. This seeming delay in travelling to Russia may surprise some, given that the Prime Minister has travelled to almost all the major powers as well as most of India's immediate neighbourhood.

First Xi-Modi meeting finds common ground
Jul 21, 2014

First Xi-Modi meeting finds common ground

The crucial factor that can help transform India-China bilateral is Modi himself. For the first time, the Chinese will interact with an Indian leader who can be politically strong in safeguarding India's sovereign interests, while at the same time being very welcoming in embracing China economically.

Foreign Secretary launches book on 'Modi's World: Expanding India's Sphere of Influence'
Jul 18, 2015

Foreign Secretary launches book on 'Modi's World: Expanding India's Sphere of Influence'

Launching the new book of Dr. C. Raja Mohan, 'Modi's World' on Friday, Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar explained the changes brought out by the foreign policy of the Modi government.

G7 Summit | Modi and Trump meet in the shadow of subcontinent’s changing geopolitics
Aug 26, 2019

G7 Summit | Modi and Trump meet in the shadow of subcontinent’s changing geopolitics

Donald Trump’s engagement with the Kashmir issue has a lot to do with his need to secure Pakistan’s backing for his Afghanistan policy.

Gearing up for the Modi-Xi meeting
Sep 06, 2014

Gearing up for the Modi-Xi meeting

Not since the era of Indira Gandhi and Deng Xiaoping, perhaps even since that of Nehru and Mao, have India and China been led by such dynamic and forceful politicians as Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping. These leaders are due to meet later this month in Xi's first official visit to India.

German businessmen expect more from Modi
Oct 06, 2015

German businessmen expect more from Modi

German CEOs, who flew in with Chancellor Angela Merkel, think Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to fulfil his promise of making doing busines

Getting Narendra Modi’s generic medicines policy right
May 08, 2017

Getting Narendra Modi’s generic medicines policy right

Rolling out a half-baked populist agenda is likely to backfire and be detrimental to the public health agenda.

Harnessing the “economic complementarities”: What does PM Modi’s US visit have in store for US-India economic relations?
Jun 22, 2023

Harnessing the “economic complementarities”: What does PM Modi’s US visit have in store for US-India economic relations?

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the US solidifies the foundation of the India-US trade relationship, opening doors for collaboration across sectors

Has Modi learnt to play Trump better? A look at possible deliverables beyond Motera
Feb 24, 2020

Has Modi learnt to play Trump better? A look at possible deliverables beyond Motera

The Indo-US agenda is vast – there are issues to be clinched, points to be clarified and misunderstandings to be cleared.

Has Modi's muscular policy against Pak failed?
Dec 10, 2015

Has Modi's muscular policy against Pak failed?

The thaw in the India-Pak relations has opened a new window of opportunity. In the first stage, it will assist in India hosting the Heart of Asia conference next year and may also lead to a fruitful visit by Modi to Islamabad for the SAARC Summit.

Hope on Abe and Modi to take relations to a new height
Jul 16, 2014

Hope on Abe and Modi to take relations to a new height

There is a strong sense in Japan today that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take India-Japan relations to a new height, say senior officials and scholars in japan.

Houston showed that for Modi, the US relationship is strategic, not ideological
Sep 24, 2019

Houston showed that for Modi, the US relationship is strategic, not ideological

Much more than of two global politicians, ‘Howdy, Modi! was a celebration of the Indian community in the US.

How a brainstrust and POTUS aligned over messages to Modi
Jul 04, 2017

How a brainstrust and POTUS aligned over messages to Modi

From the American side, who briefed President Trump before he met Modi?

How Modi 2.0 is paving new ways for paradigm changes in water governance in India
Feb 29, 2020

How Modi 2.0 is paving new ways for paradigm changes in water governance in India

Water needs a multidisciplinary approach that exceeds the capacity of reductionist engineering and myopic neoclassical economics.

How PM Modi scored with COVIDiplomacy
Mar 17, 2020

How PM Modi scored with COVIDiplomacy

Disrupting conventional thinking, Prime Minister Modi held a video conference to fight Covid-19 with all SAARC leaders.

How PM Modi's trips are securing India's defence
Jun 17, 2014

How PM Modi's trips are securing India's defence

Narendra Modi's visits out of New Delhi last week have emphasised the new government's understanding of India's Grand Strategy. In some ways, it marks a continuity with the policy of past governments, but in important ways it presages a departure.

In a suprise move, Modi Govt demonitises high denomination notes
Nov 09, 2016

In a suprise move, Modi Govt demonitises high denomination notes

A demonetisation of this kind may have been necessary, it’s likely that Modi pushed it through a few years too soon.

In bucking army seniority, Modi takes a leaf from Pakistani playbook
Dec 20, 2016

In bucking army seniority, Modi takes a leaf from Pakistani playbook

A hard look at our politics and society suggests it may be a good idea to go by seniority alone till we become more complete ‘Indians’

In comparing India to Israel, Modi ignores fundamental differences between the two
Oct 20, 2016

In comparing India to Israel, Modi ignores fundamental differences between the two

In bragging about the Indian Army post the surgical strikes by comparing with Israel Prime Minister has ignored the reality

In the times of Trump, Modi’s message may find an European audience
Jun 01, 2017

In the times of Trump, Modi’s message may find an European audience

While India cannot match China's economic heft which is luring sections of the European political elite, it can entice Europe with the values which it espouses.

India must keep its eye on the China Challenge in Modi’s second term
Jun 21, 2019

India must keep its eye on the China Challenge in Modi’s second term

In Modi’s second term, India needs to be pragmatic and clear-eyed about the challenge that Beijing poses for its interests.

India's Pivot to Oceania: Modi and the Pacific Island nations
Sep 23, 2016

India's Pivot to Oceania: Modi and the Pacific Island nations

India is a dialogue partner of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF), and PM Modi has acted to enhance India’s involvement with the region.

India's space agenda: What should the Modi Govt. do?
Jul 16, 2015

India's space agenda: What should the Modi Govt. do?

Commercial interests in the outer space domain calls for new innovative thinking if India has to be able to retain its presence. The Indian political leadership needs to take ownership of this domain and dictate new plans and priorities for the future.

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new twist to Modi's foreign policy?
Oct 20, 2015

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new twist to Modi's foreign policy?

With the upcoming 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) this month, Prime Minister Modi is set to prove a point to the country that he indeed follows a proactive foreign policy with exuberance and austerity. IAFS-III seems to be critical for reshaping and nourishing historical India-Africa ties and is considered as not just another diplomatic event.

India-Israel relations: From UPA to Modi
Nov 12, 2014

India-Israel relations: From UPA to Modi

Displaying a shift from the previous administration, the Narendra Modi government has initiated high-level political engagement with Israel. Modi met with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, sent his Home Minister to Tel Aviv, and received former President Shimon Peres in Delhi recently.