Gateway Features

India-China stand-offs

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Since mid-June, India and China have been locked in an intense stand-off in the Doklam plateau, at the tri-junction of Bhutan, India, and China. Gateway House chronicles previous border incursions and transgressions by China into India’s territory and mentions relevant treaties and agreements read more

Doklam: India-China cold front to continue

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The ongoing standoff between India and China in the Doklam area in Bhutan is the result of a disagreement over the terms of the 1890 Convention Relating to Sikkim and Tibet signed by the colonial British government in India and the Qing empire in China. Contrary to the Chinese stress today on “Mount Gipmochi on the Bhutan frontier” (Article I) read more

When Bombay was home to the Aga Khans

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Philanthropy has always flowered in Bombay, and the Ismailis—there are 15 million of them globally – owing allegiance to His Excellency Aga Khan IV, Prince Karim al-Husayni, practise it diligently, giving unobtrusively of their time and talent as and when sought by their leader. What is not widely known is that it was in 19th-century Bombay that the Aga Khans emerged as public figures and leaders of a community, dispersed across West and Central Asia, the subcontinent and East Africa. read more

India-Indonesia: matching word with deed

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A mix of reasons – history, the ideology of tolerance, and their strategic location in Asia – has made India and Indonesia vital to each other even though they may not have the closest possible relations today. Since 2014, the Modi and Jokowi governments have taken their time to connect with each other at the highest political level, thus losing early opportunities to create a new momentum in bilateral relations. Prime Minister Modi chose not to participate in the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Bandung Conference of Asian and African leaders, hosted read more

Research Papers

Conference Report for The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017

Gateway House and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, co-hosted the second Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue (GOIGD) on 13-14 February 2017. It brought together 370 delegates from 22 countries and 40 expert panellists from 13 nations.

Foreign Affairs

Germany’s New Global Role

Over the last two decades, Germany has undergone a remarkable transformation on the global stage. With the weakening of the European Union and a withdrawal from the region from the United States, Germany will be a responsible, restrained, and reflective leader, guided in chief by its European instincts.

Books

Understanding P.V. Narasimha Rao

An earnestly, but objectively written, biography of the late prime minister gives credit where it has been denied: PVN was the principal architect of the economic reforms that put the country on a destiny-changing path of growth, while being up against a restless party, hostile Parliament, and an apathetic public.

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