Four years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the India -U.S. relationship would be "one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century". However the relationship hasn’t matched up to the rhetoric and bilateral ties hit a low in 2013. Forthcoming high profile engagements between the two suggest the tide might be changing
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The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will co-chair the fifth India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on July 31. Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations and former Indian Ambassador, who has also served as the Consul General in the U.S. previews the dialogue
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit all the right notes in his landmark visit to Nepal this week. Modi’s announcement of hydropower being a key area of synergy in the bilateral will help India solve its electricity shortage and also provide the country a renewable energy import from a friendly neighbour
In his budget speech, the Indian finance minister hinted at a greater role for natural gas in India’s energy mix. The shift will help diversify our energy sources, reduce our import bills and cut pollution.
Gateway House recently conducted a brainstorming session on “sub-regional perspective on India-Pakistan cooperation prospects and challenges with reference to Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab”.
Recent developments at the WTO's two-day General Council Meeting that started on July 24 suggest that India will agree to sign the trade facilitation agreement only if the deal comes bundled with a permanent solution that will allow unhindered roll-out of welfare schemes such as the food security programme.
R. Viswanathan, Distinguished Fellow, Latin American Studies, Gateway House in an article for Real Instituto Elcano, talks about the new paradigm of perception and of growth in the relations between India and Latin America which should lead towards a longer-term partnership.
Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, comments on the outcome of the Indonesian presidential election, declared on 22 July 2014
The recent election in Indonesia gives India a chance to evaluate the many points of comparison between the two diverse and vibrant democracies. Both will face similar challenges, and so Indonesia may be a better parallel as well as partner than China – the usual model cited for development
Manjeet Kripalani, Co-founder and Executive Director, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, in an article in Education Times, on what it takes to make a career in international relations