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Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare
May 22, 2023

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare

The increasing range of cross-boundary health issues has prompted the integration of health into the discipline of diplomacy, and this trend is reflected in India-Africa partnership. India’s development partnerships are, however, predicated on the idea of development effectiveness, which requires active private sector engagement. By focusing on four opportunity sectors — medical tourism, tele-health, frugal innovations, and the pharmaceutica

How do India’s choices on the Ukraine crisis affect its foreign relations?
Mar 24, 2022

How do India’s choices on the Ukraine crisis affect its foreign relations?

What are the consequences of India's “balancing act” on the Russia-Ukraine war and its impact on India's security and geopolitical interests wit

In focus — China
Nov 30, 2016

In focus — China

Roundup of the latest developments on China.

In Sri Lanka, India’s mantra should be “assist and publicise”
Apr 13, 2022

In Sri Lanka, India’s mantra should be “assist and publicise”

To counter Chinese propaganda that is aimed to tarnish India’s image, India should assist its southern neighbour and publicise its efforts.

India & Japan take recent shifts in their stride
Mar 23, 2022

India & Japan take recent shifts in their stride

Talks of a major rift were also put to rest by the joint statement, which largely hewed to India's stated position

India and global trade governance: Redefining its ‘national’ interest
Dec 24, 2017

India and global trade governance: Redefining its ‘national’ interest

This paper considers and explains the shifts and consistencies in India’s engagement with structures of global trade governance beginning from the Uruguay round of trade negotiations in late 1980s. It makes three major arguments. First, that although India has participated actively in global trade negotiations since the establishment of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) it was only under the present-day trade governance institut

India and Japan: Changing Dimensions of Partnership in the post-Cold War Period
Mar 06, 2010

India and Japan: Changing Dimensions of Partnership in the post-Cold War Period

Indo-Japanese relations have witnessed a paradigm shift since 2000 when both countries launched a global partnership in order to address a range of issues affecting regional and global peace and prosperity. Systematic efforts made by the leaders of both countries since then have strengthened their partnership. Until very recently, their interactions were mainly limited to economic issues, but today they cover a wide spectrum of subjects including

India and the European Union: A relationship yet to achieve its true potential
Feb 08, 2022

India and the European Union: A relationship yet to achieve its true potential

Over 60 years of friendship, both India and the EU have maintained robust strategic relation;, however, in some critical areas, there is still room fo

India as a peacemaker at the Global Peace Summit?
Jun 12, 2024

India as a peacemaker at the Global Peace Summit?

PM Narendra Modi has an opportunity to play peacemaker at the most important peace summit since World War II. India’s well-established relationship with Russia is the key.

India in the Indo-Pacific: Bridging the financial divide
Jun 19, 2023

India in the Indo-Pacific: Bridging the financial divide

With its G20 Presidency halfway through, India must push for increased engagement in the Indo-Pacific region to address the SDG financing gap

India is bringing reputational security back into focus
Jan 12, 2024

India is bringing reputational security back into focus

India, through its foreign policy choices and its multi-alignment strategy, has built its reputational security in significant ways in the last decade

India is the bigger victim
Aug 30, 2010

India is the bigger victim

The Jammu and Kashmir problem has imposed heavy political, diplomatic and military costs on India for the last 63 years. It has excessively conditioned our external relations, with much of our diplomacy occupied over the years with explaining to other countries our position on J&K, warding off criticism,

India leads: Two to Tango with in 2023
Oct 06, 2022

India leads: Two to Tango with in 2023

India is assuming the leadership of SCO and G20. While the two groupings have divergent goals, Delhi will need to ensure that the concerns of developing nations are not ignored. An assertive foreign policy that seeks to shape and steer conversations will help

India must be a regional power to realise its aspiration of becoming a global power
Sep 30, 2019

India must be a regional power to realise its aspiration of becoming a global power

The two most-important objectives of foreign policy is ‘security’ — both external and internal — and ‘economy’.

India must prepare for a conflict over Taiwan
Aug 04, 2023

India must prepare for a conflict over Taiwan

India needs to consider the political and military consequences of a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan and formulate a policy to support Taiwan's freedom

India needs scholars to formulate effective China policy
Sep 20, 2014

India needs scholars to formulate effective China policy

For formulating an effective China policy, India needs scholars well versed in Chinese language and culture who should be able to understand and appreciate the Chinese style of diplomacy to foster better synergy and cooperation between the two countries.

India putting China on its backfoot in Nepal
Apr 28, 2023

India putting China on its backfoot in Nepal

India’s economic diplomacy towards Nepal seems to be a win-win situation for both as cooperation in the hydropower and energy sector expand

India should steward digital health - globally
May 16, 2019

India should steward digital health - globally

India must use digital health for diplomacy through south-south collaboration.

India should take a leaf out of China’s playbook
Jun 14, 2022

India should take a leaf out of China’s playbook

China’s domestic debates throw light on issues behind the LAC crisis and also hold a lesson for India — to recognise and leverage its increasing strategic value to China

India's influential soft power in Afghanistan: Giving edge over Pakistan
Jun 29, 2017

India's influential soft power in Afghanistan: Giving edge over Pakistan

India’s soft power plays a big role in the Afghan admiration of the Indian media. It is not surprising that India invests in the infrastructure of A

India's stakes in Maldives' power struggle
Mar 24, 2015

India's stakes in Maldives' power struggle

With Narendra Modi pursuing a very active Indian Ocean region diplomacy, Maldives cannot be kept away from his outreach programme. Maldives is key to our strategic interests in the Indian Ocean and any instability or discord in its internal affairs would have a bearing on our security.

India, Covid-19 and the Global Health Agenda
Jan 26, 2022

India, Covid-19 and the Global Health Agenda

India’s global ambitions come with global health duties both amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath

India-Bangladesh Energy Non-Cooperation
Sep 29, 2003

India-Bangladesh Energy Non-Cooperation

Indian diplomacy seems to be drawing a blank when it comes to regional cooperation involving fine diplomacy and seasoned statecraft. The recent events relating to India's attempts towards getting natural gas from Bangladesh and Myanmar and the negative response from Bangladesh suggest that it is unlikely to obtain any gesture of

India-Maldives relations: Solih’s recent visit to India
Aug 05, 2022

India-Maldives relations: Solih’s recent visit to India

Solih’s visit underscored the strengthening of the economic and security ties in the backdrop of the Opposition’s ‘India Out’ campaign.

India’s and China’s divergent energy paths in Sri Lanka
May 28, 2024

India’s and China’s divergent energy paths in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has become a focal point for competition between India and China, particularly in the energy sector

India’s constructive revisionism
Apr 22, 2024

India’s constructive revisionism

Given the shortcomings of the faltering West-led international order, there arises a crucial demand for constructive revisionism spearheaded by India

India’s cultural battle with China in Israel
Feb 14, 2020

India’s cultural battle with China in Israel

While India and Israel share extensive cultural exchanges, China has adopted a different strategy to ‘woo’ Israelis all together.

India’s defence outreach towards a fast-changing West Asia
May 02, 2023

India’s defence outreach towards a fast-changing West Asia

To protect its strategic interests in the Gulf region, India is expanding its defence outreach

India’s G-20 Presidency Is a Golden Opportunity
Nov 26, 2022

India’s G-20 Presidency Is a Golden Opportunity

New Delhi has the chance to shape the global agenda and advocate for its vision of multilateralism.

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil
Apr 04, 2023

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil

Global energy markets have battled continuous uncertainty over the past three years, disrupted first by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. India has been adept at navigating both these disruptions, using economic diplomacy to position itself favourably in the geopolitics of oil. New Delhi’s delicate balancing of its political relationship with both Washington DC and Moscow has been accompanied

India’s soft power advantage in the great game of Afghanistan
Jul 01, 2019

India’s soft power advantage in the great game of Afghanistan

Ideologically and strategically, India seems to be utilising its soft powers better than Pakistan in dealing with their resourceful neighbour, Afghani

India’s Taliban dilemma: Diplomatic engagement and moral disquietness
Mar 24, 2023

India’s Taliban dilemma: Diplomatic engagement and moral disquietness

Taliban diplomats attending the course extended by the MEA should not be misconstrued as India’s overall approach towards the Taliban

India’s triangular cooperation with the US, UK and Japan in Africa: A comparative analysis
Jan 23, 2020

India’s triangular cooperation with the US, UK and Japan in Africa: A comparative analysis

Triangular cooperation aims to forge global partnerships and foster sustainable global development. In such a system, traditional donors provide financial and technical support to facilitate development activities between two developing countries in the South, i.e. one emerging donor country and a beneficiary. Triangular cooperation allows nations to learn from the mistakes of the pioneers of the development cooperation process, bringing about co

India’s two-front war challenge: The problem of choice, scenarios and uncertainty
Oct 10, 2019

India’s two-front war challenge: The problem of choice, scenarios and uncertainty

Since war is a contest between animate entities, how is it possible for India to escape the realities of confrontation with both Pakistan and China?

India’s Uganda outreach requires a careful balancing act
Mar 12, 2024

India’s Uganda outreach requires a careful balancing act

India’s renewed relationship with Uganda presents a test cast for Indian diplomacy