India’s Importance as a Consumer – Energy Security and Embargo

The world has been witnessing embargos on energy producing nations over the last year or so. Developing nations who are dependent on energy sources...

Italy Joins BRI: Is EU facing a Doppler’s Effect?

Introduction On 23 March, in the event of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Rome, Italy signed a MoU with China to jointly advance...

Blacklisting Masood Azhar – Some Reflections

Introduction In response to the repeated blocks by China with respect to listing of Masood Azhar under the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999)...

China’s Panda Diplomacy

In 2010, China expressed its discontent byrecalling one of its Panda Tai Shan from United States after US provided €4.6 billion weapons assistance package...

Weaving a Space Doctrine

The space technology is considered essential and an integral part of nation building.  Satellites are being used in many fields: communication, earth observation, navigation, space...

Deep State Legacy: Pakistan

There is diversity of opinion with regard to the term Deep State. Broadly speaking it refers to organisations such as military, bureaucracy, police, intelligence...

India Joins Big League: ‘Shakti’ Pradarshan

On March 27, 2019 at around 1145 AM IST, India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam...

End of the Islamic State?

Introduction The last of the terrorist fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) are currently being driven out from their last holdout in the eastern Syrian...

Is China Caught in a Quandary with Terrorism?

China’s State Council Information Office recently issued a White Paper titled “The Fight Against Terrorism, Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang”. This is the...

India at OIC – Is it a Turning Point in India’s Diplomacy?

  In the midst of growing tensions between India and Pakistan - the south Asian neighbours, it is interesting to note that India was invited...

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Evolution of Regional and Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) The first substantial initiative for regional cooperation in South Asia was taken by Bangladesh President General Ziaur Rahman...

Leveraging Technology to Fight Future Disease Outbreaks

The year 2020 has been marked by a pandemic novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), that has not only caused sickness and death of millions but also...

The Sirens Must Wail Again

Introduction The sound of sirens last heard in 1971 have been conspicuous by their silence. Thank God! But then again, was it not the sound...