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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit boost ties
Apr 05, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit boost ties

The key takeaway of the visit was the assurance of the friendship and recognition of the importance that India and Bangladesh give to the bilateral re

10 Years Of Modi's Foreign Policy: Aspiration Meets Self-Assurance
Mar 22, 2024

10 Years Of Modi's Foreign Policy: Aspiration Meets Self-Assurance

This commentary provides an analysis of the Modi government's decade long foreign policy decisions.

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’
Jul 24, 2023

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’

Since his assumption to power in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been slowly stretching the arm of the country’s foreign policy into Pacific waters in furtherance of the ‘Act East’ policy. While India’s relationship with the Pacific island states (read, not Australia and New Zealand) is quite unestablished, Modi is attempting to set the foundations for prosperous future cooperation. In the form of a guidebook for India on Pa

A ‘pilgrimage’ to Nepal
May 17, 2018

A ‘pilgrimage’ to Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit was high on symbolism but India must do more to deliver on the bilateral agenda

Abe's and Modi's policies on Indo-Pacific becoming concurrent: Japanese Ambassador
Oct 18, 2014

Abe's and Modi's policies on Indo-Pacific becoming concurrent: Japanese Ambassador

The idea of a united Indo-Pacific put forward by t he Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is becoming increasingly concurrent with the foreign policy initiatives of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr. Takeshi Yagi.

Afro-India: Claiming the 21st century
Oct 29, 2015

Afro-India: Claiming the 21st century

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's muscular outreach to the world has evoked intense curiosity. Foreigners are lining up to check if we are ready to walk the talk. Does reality match the hype? It helps that India has a global reputation for gorgeous shopping ? the jewelry, the silks, the pashmina, fashion wear, all available at competitive prices.

Assessing Modi government’s decisions
Sep 10, 2019

Assessing Modi government’s decisions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be assessed by the success or failure of his major decisions that have been taken since he assumed power in May 2014

Banking on each other: India, Russia and the new era of global politics
Dec 06, 2021

Banking on each other: India, Russia and the new era of global politics

President Putin’s visit to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hugely symbolic and strategic

Botched-up operations again
Dec 09, 2014

Botched-up operations again

In healthcare, one of the main rudimentary elements is health education which is lacking in India. Hygiene and cleanliness are very important as is emphasised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and if basic habits like washing hands before eating are inculcated in the people, a lot of diseases could be prevented.

BRICS @15: From an economic to a strategic plurilateral forum
Sep 17, 2021

BRICS @15: From an economic to a strategic plurilateral forum

Critique of BRICS is logical and natural but can be unfair without careful examination of its evolution and contribution

Budget 2019: A confused path to $5 trillion dream?
Jul 09, 2019

Budget 2019: A confused path to $5 trillion dream?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seemed to be the chief protagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of India becoming a $5 trillion econo

Can Tokyo provide Modi his first big bang moment?
Aug 30, 2014

Can Tokyo provide Modi his first big bang moment?

A civil nuclear agreement is one of the key outcomes New Delhi is pushing for in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan that starts on August 30. Recently, in Naypidaw, Myanmar, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj called on her Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida to "bring talks on civil nuclear agreement to their logical conclusion".

Canada cousins
Apr 14, 2015

Canada cousins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada this week should help rejuvenate an important relationship that has long been neglected in New Delhi. If real political differences alienated India and Canada during the Cold War, it is Delhi that has not been sufficiently attentive to the possibilities with Canada in recent years.

Challenges Modi must face
Jul 07, 2014

Challenges Modi must face

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's problem is the sheer scale of the challenges he confronts. He has to juggle several balls at the same time, and though he may vary the juggling routine, he cannot afford to let any of the balls drop.

China’s massive attack against India: A looming possibility
Jun 17, 2024

China’s massive attack against India: A looming possibility

India might be deceiving itself by believing China will limit itself to "grey-zone operations" along the Sino-Indian border, avoiding all-out war. Thi

Chinese keep a keen eye on Modi's visit
May 11, 2015

Chinese keep a keen eye on Modi's visit

In Beijing, the overwhelming question a visitor faces is: What will be the outcome of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Will he bring a package to resolve the border question, or will he come with a basket of measures to attract Chinese investment in India?

Consensus: A New Approach in Economic Reforms for Modi 3.0
Jul 16, 2024

Consensus: A New Approach in Economic Reforms for Modi 3.0

This forward-looking brief examines India’s economic reforms over the past decade and argues that in his third term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would need to shift gears. Working to his advantage is the expectation of political and policy continuity. This must now be tempered by the slightly weaker political mandate. In the past 10 years, Modi moved the reforms needle with his dexterous stance; he now needs to work with a new idea—that of c

Delhi and the diaspora
Jul 08, 2014

Delhi and the diaspora

As New Delhi intensifies the effort to bring many others home after the successful evacuation of Kerala nurses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must create a strong institutional framework to cope effectively with the recurrent crises involving Indian citizens abroad.

Delhi-Kabul alliance can counter Pakistan’s terror ploys
Oct 06, 2017

Delhi-Kabul alliance can counter Pakistan’s terror ploys

Abdullah’s visit to India this week saw him underscoring the growing potency of India-Afghanistan ties in his meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Diplomacy and Image-Building: India Rides on its Soft Power
May 24, 2023

Diplomacy and Image-Building: India Rides on its Soft Power

India has projected its soft power for centuries, long before the concept was even defined by political analysts. In the past decade, the country wielded its soft power in a more systematic way in the practice of diplomacy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in power since 2014, is becoming known for his passionate use of India’s soft-power assets through both an effective media management strategy and an intelligent use of social media. This Brief

G20 Presidency: जी20 की अध्यक्षता और भविष्य की राह में भारत की बढ़ती धाक!
Jul 26, 2023

G20 Presidency: जी20 की अध्यक्षता और भविष्य की राह में भारत की बढ़ती धाक!

जी20 के असरदार प्रबंधन से “संशोधित बहुपक्षीयवाद” से जुड़ी भारत की मुहिम को ज़्यादा विश्वसनीयता हासिल हो सकेगी. भारत आज वैश्विक ज़िम्मेदारियों में अपना योगदान देने को तत्प

G20 की बढ़ी महत्ता, भारत भी तैयार है अपनी भूमिका निभाने में
Jul 26, 2023

G20 की बढ़ी महत्ता, भारत भी तैयार है अपनी भूमिका निभाने में

जी-20 के मंच पर नेताओं के बीच व्यापार तकनीक और आपूर्ति श्रृंखला को बेहतर बनाने पर चर्चा हुई जिसकी आवश्यकता भी थी. अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर बिगड़े समीकरणों से व्यापार का ताना बा�

G20 में PM मोदी ने कूटनीतिक बाजी मारी, यूक्रेन जंग को समाप्‍त करने का किया आह्वान
Jul 26, 2023

G20 में PM मोदी ने कूटनीतिक बाजी मारी, यूक्रेन जंग को समाप्‍त करने का किया आह्वान

Modi Speaks in G20 रूस यूक्रेन जंग को समाप्‍त का मामला ऐसे समय उठाया है जब अमेरिका व पश्चिमी देश रूस के प्रति भारत की तटस्‍थता नीति की निंदा कर चुके हैं. हालांकि भारत यह साफ कर चुका है क�

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

Giant Pandas and Puppies, Moon Rocks and Mangoes: Gift Giving in Diplomacy
Aug 18, 2023

Giant Pandas and Puppies, Moon Rocks and Mangoes: Gift Giving in Diplomacy

Throughout history, nations have used gift diplomacy to project their cultural identity and national values, and establish rapport that can transcend

Giants of Asia in Silicon Valley
Sep 30, 2015

Giants of Asia in Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have just made back to back visits to the United States. In keeping with the times, both began their tours from that Mecca of our age - Silicon Valley.

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.

How the PM put India on an even keel
May 26, 2015

How the PM put India on an even keel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been energetically pushing the Indian view. If he is able to transform the Indian economy and put it on a fast growth track in the coming years, he will sharply enhance India's weight in the international system.

India-Bangladesh Connectivity: A Year after Modi's Visit
Jun 18, 2016

India-Bangladesh Connectivity: A Year after Modi's Visit

Keeping in mind the historical and civilisational ties of India and Bangladesh and their geographic proximity, ORF-Kolkata undertook a year-long study on India-Bangladesh connectivity, using extensive field visits and interviews with relevant stakeholders. The findings of the study were collated in a report, titled, India-Bangladesh Connectivity: Possibilities and Challenges, and released just before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan dynamics after Balakot: A different deterrence equation?
Mar 25, 2020

India-Pakistan dynamics after Balakot: A different deterrence equation?

Even before coming to office in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had implied that his government would address Pakistan-sponsored terrorism differently.

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump
Aug 29, 2017

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump

Bilateral ties between India and the United States have strengthened remarkably in recent years and nowhere has cooperation been greater than in the area of security. Despite certain divergences, both countries realise that there is a need for cooperation in combating terrorism to keep their homelands safe from extremist threats. Ever since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014, India has invested political capital in improving

India: Land battle between Government and Opposition
Apr 10, 2015

India: Land battle between Government and Opposition

Land, over which many battles and even wars have been fought since time immemorial, is once again an issue over which the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the opposition are engaged to change people?s perception so that their votes could be won in coming electoral battles.

India: Parliament session facing washout?
Jul 31, 2015

India: Parliament session facing washout?

The twenty-four days long Monsoon session of Parliament, which began on July 21, looks like facing a total washout as the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress-led opposition seem to be in no mood to relent from their respective publically stated positions.

India: Prime Minister's visit opens up new chapter with Nepal
Aug 08, 2014

India: Prime Minister's visit opens up new chapter with Nepal

From all accounts, the two-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal on August 2-3 was a success. It was also a demonstration of the BJP-led government's neighbourhood policy which seems to be at the core of country's foreign policy.

India: The first 100 days of the Modi government
Sep 05, 2014

India: The first 100 days of the Modi government

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was sworn-in on May 26, has completed 100 days in power.

India’s Defence Industry: Achievements and Challenges
May 06, 2024

India’s Defence Industry: Achievements and Challenges

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has launched many reforms under the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives to strengthen India’s moribund defence industry. These reforms have led to some visible improvements, as evidenced by increased defence production and exports, and a large bank of in-principle government approvals for future domestic production. However, several challenges persist that require urgent attenti

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.

Israel’s arms sales to India: Bedrock of a strategic partnership
Sep 04, 2019

Israel’s arms sales to India: Bedrock of a strategic partnership

A paradigm shift in India-Israel ties came in July 2017 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a state visit to Israel, becoming the first Indian prime minister to do so. The two countries have since elevated their ties to a strategic partnership; a pillar of this relationship is defence. Such is a function of their respective national interests: India’s long-sought goals of military modernisation, and Israel’s comparative advantage in com

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 needs Prime Minister Modi's personal touch
Aug 20, 2016

Kashmir needs Prime Minister Modi's personal touch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an opportunity to prove himself a statesman by bringing Jammu and Kashmir on board.

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.

Making Modi’s ‘Bharat to Bhutan’ vision work
Oct 07, 2017

Making Modi’s ‘Bharat to Bhutan’ vision work

The India-Bhutan relations will complete 50 years in 2018. Now, it should continue to build on the vision expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi �

Maldives: When will Modi follow suit after Sushma's visit?
Oct 17, 2015

Maldives: When will Modi follow suit after Sushma's visit?

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj undertook a two-day weekend visit to Maldives, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to follow suit, but possibly based on the quick-changing domestic developments in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Mauritius deepens India’s naval reach
Mar 08, 2024

Mauritius deepens India’s naval reach

With Maldives veering towards China, Mauritius is emerging as a decisive factor in ensuring India’s dominance in the Indian Ocean Region

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?
May 12, 2020

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?

India and Bangladesh’s relationship has been growing steadily over the past few years, especially since Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to power in January 2009. In 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the relationship as being in its “golden era (Sonali Adhyay).” Indeed, Bangladesh is at the centre of India’s flagship ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East’ policies, and has been crucial in ensuring peace