India is missing from the new wave of industrialisation that the space powers – both well-established and new – are ushering in. New Delhi must use the Indian Space Research Organisation smartly to create a competitive industrial base of avant-garde technologies, not regard it a mere revenue generator
Sameer Patil, National Security Fellow, was quoted in an article by the Anadolu Agency on the Afghan Presidents visit to New Delhi.
Indira Ravindran, Adjunct Fellow, China Studies at Gateway House was interviewed by BloombergQuint on the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Analysis was quoted in an article by The Quint on Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Bangladesh.
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While the global economy is on an economic upswing, policy makers at the IMF, World Bank Annual Meetings 2017 recognised that a consistent framework is necessary to improve growth fundamentals, tackle rising debt, and address social and political concerns about rising inequities
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Amidst the grand messaging and visual splendour of the 19th Party Congress, Xi made some telling pronouncements. He sent out a stern warning to separatist elements, threatening the country’s unity, and emphasised “ecology” and “environment” over “economy” and “market”. Over and above it all, the Chinese Communist Party that he rejuvenated emerged the real ‘hero’ in the epic story
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President Ram Nath Kovind’s first official visit as Indian president to Djibouti and Ethiopia earlier this month marks a continuation of the diplomatic outreach to Africa even though the proposed Asia Africa Growth Corridor seems to have received small mention
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At the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress, President Xi Jinping will surely consolidate and project his power within the Chinese Communist Party. But, there are other crucial elements to be observed and studied beneath the obvious grandeur of the Congress, such as, how it has retained its longevity and tenacity, how it commands loyalty and ideological compliance, and how change gets institutionalised. This week-long event will yield important clues
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The IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, being held on October 12-15 will take place amidst news that the growth momentum of the global economy is being sustained, and the outlook looks better than it did during the Spring Meetings. How can a global consensus be developed to better address the growth fundamentals now that the global economy is strengthening?
Rivers bestow blessings and those thus blessed are duty-bound to nurture them in return – or face the catastrophes that climate change will bring