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Engagement with Africa vital for India's global power ambitions
Jun 25, 2013

Engagement with Africa vital for India's global power ambitions

The importance of today's Africa for India is self-evident. India's ambitions of being a global power cannot be achieved without the support of the African continent consisting of 55 countries. Nowhere is the importance of African countries felt more than on the issue of the expansion of the UN Security Council.

Afghanistan: Prospects for increased engagement with China
Jul 10, 2015

Afghanistan: Prospects for increased engagement with China

As the US pulls out its troops from Afghanistan, all eyes are set on the potential role China can play in the region. China has shown signs of stepping up its engagement with Afghanistan since the formation of the new government in Kabul in September 2014.

All out at sea: on India’s engagements in the Indian Ocean
May 16, 2019

All out at sea: on India’s engagements in the Indian Ocean

India’s engagements in the Indian Ocean reveal a tactically proactive but strategically defensive mindset

As China’s leverage increases, New Delhi has to reimagine its terms of engagement with neighbours
Apr 18, 2018

As China’s leverage increases, New Delhi has to reimagine its terms of engagement with neighbours

As China’s leverage increases, New Delhi has to reimagine its terms of engagement with neighbours

Cautious disengagement
Mar 02, 2021

Cautious disengagement

Process on to rejig forces to meet the Chinese challenge

Central Bank Digital Currency in India: Deeper engagement and thorough exploration needed before execution
May 21, 2020

Central Bank Digital Currency in India: Deeper engagement and thorough exploration needed before execution

Maximising the effectiveness of fulfilling the essential functions of fiat money should be the primary objective of CBDC.

China intensifies its engagement with Africa
Aug 06, 2012

China intensifies its engagement with Africa

The fifth meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing was used by China to reinforce its engagement with Africa. It is significant that despite it being only a ministerial conference, six Heads of State and two Prime Ministers attended the opening session.

Determining India's engagement in Africa
Oct 15, 2014

Determining India's engagement in Africa

The manner in which to determine the relationship between India and Africa is two-fold: micro analysis and macro analysis. This includes focusing on economic and energy diplomacy, political and security engagement and pan-African projects and strategies, says Dr. Arndt Michael of the University of Freiburg, Germany.

Doklam 'dis-engagement' may have been mutual, but it is India that has come out on top
Aug 31, 2017

Doklam 'dis-engagement' may have been mutual, but it is India that has come out on top

The outcome of the months-long stand-off at Doklam is likely thanks to India’s enormous tactical advantage in the region.

Dr. S. Jaishankar’s Africa sojourn demonstrates continuity in India-Africa engagement
Apr 18, 2023

Dr. S. Jaishankar’s Africa sojourn demonstrates continuity in India-Africa engagement

The regular high-level visits by diplomats to Africa showcase the importance India places on strengthening India-Africa ties

Enhancing Aerospace Power Engagement Among the Quad Countries: A Roadmap
May 13, 2024

Enhancing Aerospace Power Engagement Among the Quad Countries: A Roadmap

The Indo-Pacific region is becoming the world's new strategic and economic ‘centre of gravity’. Indeed, the accelerated trajectory of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) in recent years highlights the region’s growing importance. The Quad countries have committed to a rules-based order and a free and open Indo-Pacific, and are aiming to develop resilience across domains, such as in the maritime space, to counter and deter aggressive

EU’s expanding engagement in Central Asia to counter Russia and China
Jul 14, 2023

EU’s expanding engagement in Central Asia to counter Russia and China

The geopolitical and security crisis has forced the CARs and the EU to rethink their foreign policy regarding the region's sovereignty, safety, and st

France-India-UAE Trilateral: India’s Minilateral Engagements Ticks Up
Feb 16, 2023

France-India-UAE Trilateral: India’s Minilateral Engagements Ticks Up

The trilateral partnership has the potential to emerge as an action-oriented minilateral in the broader Indo-Pacific.

Great powers and small islands: An update from the Pacific and its engagement with Australia
Dec 19, 2022

Great powers and small islands: An update from the Pacific and its engagement with Australia

In the first of a two-part series, an assessment is made about whether Australia’s place in the Pacific is as assured as once assumed

India resets the terms of engagement with China
Mar 08, 2017

India resets the terms of engagement with China

The Modi government is taking a different tack to its ties with China.

India's major power engagement: China fiasco
Apr 24, 2017

India's major power engagement: China fiasco

The way China is encroaching in continental South Asia and the maritime domain of the Indian Ocean — it can raise the hackles of any Indian leadersh

India-Afghanistan engagement: New Beginnings
May 23, 2011

India-Afghanistan engagement: New Beginnings

PM Manmohan Singh's recent visit to Kabul and India's initiative to develop long-term strategic partnership will redefine India's relations with Afghanistan by giving it leverage in Kabul that it has not enjoyed in the past.

India-Pak talks: Stick to engagement
Aug 09, 2013

India-Pak talks: Stick to engagement

The insistent demands today that India adopt an inflexible and hard policy will only undermine the larger strategy. Were an alternative strategy and tactical mix on offer, it would be something worth considering, but the only items on the menu offered by the chicken hawks are jingoistic slogans and war cries.

Indian and European engagement patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa
Apr 01, 2021

Indian and European engagement patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

A cross-analysis of the three regions indicates multiple complementarities between India and Europe vis-à-vis Africa — and that there are good reasons to initiate triangular cooperation in certain sectors.

India’s engagements with Central Europe: Historical links, shared values and global objectives
Dec 09, 2018

India’s engagements with Central Europe: Historical links, shared values and global objectives

Modern-day India deals with the independent Czech and Slovak republics, where bilateral relations are friendly, genuine and positive. The leaders buil

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

Japan's growing engagement in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 12, 2014

Japan's growing engagement in the Indo-Pacific

Tokyo's growing engagement with the countries of the region is a strong reflection of Japan's desire to play a greater role in regional security. As Beijing continues to take assertive and aggressive actions in the region, Tokyo has found a way to renew its partnerships with the key actors of the region.

Kigali Global Dialogue only the beginning of Africa-India engagement
Aug 29, 2019

Kigali Global Dialogue only the beginning of Africa-India engagement

The dialogue was intended to highlight the potential of Africa, especially Rwanda, a country that has made significant socioeconomic and technological

Leveraging Community Engagement in Swift and Skillful Disaster Response
Mar 04, 2024

Leveraging Community Engagement in Swift and Skillful Disaster Response

Jayashree Balasubramanian et al., “Leveraging Community Engagement in Swift and Skillful Disaster Response,” ORF Special Report, March 2024, Observer Research Foundation.

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States
Jul 21, 2023

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States

In recent years, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region have emerged as vital security and developmental partners in the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)—thereby gaining prominence in India’s foreign policy priorities. This paper examines India’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with the SIDS of the SWIO region, and argues that India should consider the concerns of the

Multilateral and plurilateral engagements — Biden on Oceania
Nov 10, 2020

Multilateral and plurilateral engagements — Biden on Oceania

Australia will be able to provide some substantive insights for the new administration on how to engage constructively within the Indo-Pacific region.

Need for a new model of engagement between India and Nepal
Oct 18, 2011

Need for a new model of engagement between India and Nepal

In a fast-changing world, it is incumbent on the leaders of India and Nepal to start a new era of understanding and cooperation that take cognisance of the changing dynamics of economic and power relations in the region.

Oil trade helps fuel peace engagements
Jul 26, 2012

Oil trade helps fuel peace engagements

Though India and Pakistan have been working on improving bilateral trade, the recent meeting of Experts' Group on Trade in Petroleum and Petrochemical Products come in the wake of the ongoing energy crisis in Pakistan.

Reimagining India’s Engagement with BIMSTEC
May 11, 2023

Reimagining India’s Engagement with BIMSTEC

This brief outlines a framework for India if it is to play a more proactive role in integrating and reimagining its immediate neighbourhood, in particular with reference to the economic relations with its BIMSTEC partners. The analysis is done in the context of important economic and strategic developments in the Asia-Pacific region in the recent years. It describes how India can navigate between competing economic and geo-strategic imperatives b

Rethinking India’s engagement with the African Union
Jan 05, 2021

Rethinking India’s engagement with the African Union

As the preparations for IAFS IV are underway, there is need to reassess the relationship with the AU.

Rethinking the Kabul engagement
Apr 07, 2011

Rethinking the Kabul engagement

India now has an easier relationship with Kabul and Washington. An India-Pakistan-Afghanistan trialogue this year to try and dispel some of the suspicions Pakistan has over India's ambitions in Afghanistan may be the way forward.