Growing bonhomie between India and US forcing ‘distanced’ Russia to get close to Pakistan, China

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets ready to hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, the message that he will first and foremost convey to Russia is that the India-Russia defence cooperation stays intact despite the emerging geo-political situations, and specifically…

US makes India a catspaw with CAATSA sanctions legislation

The malign shadow of US sanctions hangs over the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday, with New Delhi becoming a cat’s paw not only in the scrap between Washington and Moscow, but also in the…

PM’s “Agendaless” Meet With An Old Friend As India Recalibrates Relations With Russia, US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is headed to Sochi, a resort town in Russia for informal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 21. He arrives early morning and will leave the same day. Like in Wuhan in China, PM Modi will hold several one-on-one…

Pakistan’s envy, India’s pride PM Narendra Modi to dedicate 330 MW Kishanganga power project to nati

A long-cherished dream is becoming a reality on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the 330 Mega Watt (MW) Kishanganga Hydro Power project to nation. An engineering marvel, the project, constructed near Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez, saw many ups and downs…

CHINA COUNTERS DONALD TRUMP BY MENDING FENCES FROM JAPAN TO INDIA

When Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiled and clinked glasses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a reception in Tokyo last week, it served as a reminder of just how rare these types of warm gestures have been between the Asian neighbours. The first visit…

Sino Indian economic project in Afghanistan No ‘snub’ to Pakistan

At their recent informal summit at Wuhan, China, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed for the two countries to undertake a joint economic project in Afghanistan. This will be the first such joint project undertaken by the two countries anywhere…

PM Narendra Modi, President Xi could meet 3 more times this year Chinese envoy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have the opportunity to meet at least three times this year to take forward their friendship forged during their unprecedented informal summit in Wuhan, China’s ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said on Friday. Addressing a seminar…

DEFENCE POLICY IN DOLDRUMS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s weakness for grandiose plans has been a defining characteristic of his nearly four-year-old government. The latest one, though modest compared to Digital India, Skill India et al, is the Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to be headed by National Security Adviser Ajit…

HOW MODI AND XI JINPING CAN TRANSFORM INDIA CHINA RELATIONS

The informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping may not be “a milestone in bilateral relations” as a section of the Chinese media has suggested, but it certainly has the potential of changing the trajectory of Sino-Indian relations in a…

Bangladesh PM Hasina urges India, China to help resolve Rohingya crisis

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged India, China, Russia and Japan to provide major support to its efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis. “We expect India, China, Russia and Japan to play major roles in resolving the crisis,” Hasina said in a meeting…