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20 July 2022

Astrakhan is India’s gateway to Russia

U.S. sanctions against Russia have made Moscow speed up work on the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) as it is now Russia's gateway to India and India's to Russia and Central Asia via Iran's Chabahar port. The author, who recently visited the Astrakhan and Volgograd regions, a major INSTC logistics node, writes about the Indian connection, and the corridor's progress and challenges.

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10 May 2013

Pakistan’s potential as trade and transit partner

Pakistan’s national elections will take place in the backdrop of a troubled economy, severe energy crisis, and frequent terrorist attacks. Can these problems be solved if the next leadership agrees to open its territories for trade and transit purposes between India and Afghanistan?

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2 May 2013

What to expect from the India-EU FTA

Negotiations for the India-EU Free Trade Agreement, which began in 2007, have yet to conclude. Deepak Rao blogs about the factors delaying the process, and the implications of the agreement on different sectors of the economy.

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29 March 2013

India-Myanmar: a balance of interests

As a neighbour, India has legitimate interests in Myanmar, especially for peace and progress in its North East. More recently though, the Myanmarese are looking to imbibe democratic values from India, learn about regulations, banking systems, commodities exchanges, media councils, software and telecom skills

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8 February 2013

India-Chile: Transcending geography

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid’s February 5 visit to Chile and Argentina is emblematic of the new era in Indo-Latin America relations. What does this increased engagement mean for India and Chile, two rapidly growing economies of the Global South?