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3 May 2018

Indian defence: collateral damage of Russia sanctions

American sanctions on Russian defence companies may end up hurting an innocent bystander: India's defence sector. In particular, they could threaten Indian military procurement, and also may complicate India’s attempts to produce more of its own defence hardware. India needs to study the issue closely to prepare for what may come

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29 April 2018

FICCI report seeks BIMSTEC rejuvenation

“[BIMSTEC] is deepening regional transport connectivity, facilitating cross-border trade, investment and tourism, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable use of shared natural resources in the BIMSTEC economies centred around the Bay of Bengal, said the report by a Core Group Read more

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27 April 2018

India’s Iran Conundrum

“It will be the jump in crude prices that will trouble India more,” said Amit Bhandari, Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies, Gateway House, to Rakesh Sharma at Energy Intelligence, elucidating upon the possible implications for India if the Iran Deal Read more

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26 April 2018

Modi, Xi take charge

The leaders of India and China have decided not to leave the bilateral relationship to bureaucrats or ministers, but instead handle it themselves at the very top. The April 27-28 meeting promises to be a game-changer as Xi Jinping has accepted the need to improve ties with India as a priority

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26 April 2018

The race to be Africa’s best partner

China’s judicious deployment of economic diplomacy—in sectors ranging from infrastructure and agriculture to skill development--has enabled it to develop relations with several African countries. India, Africa’s oldest partner, which is diversifying its own relationship, can replicate parts of China’s approach

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26 April 2018

“An open economy facilitates and connects”

There is expertise available, sometimes in small countries, and is in demand worldwide. Protectionism will affect each member of the global community; it will put brakes on projections for India’s growth. The challenges it presents need to be resolved so that everybody benefits, said Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh