Buddhism, India’s Soft Power Projection Tool

Buddhism, India’s Soft Power Projection Tool

Buddhism, India’s Soft Power Projection Tool Context: A two-day international Buddhist summit was held in India’s capital city of New Delhi (April 20–21), and it was planned by the Ministry of Culture in association with the International Buddhist Confederation.  The Dalai Lama and several prominent […]

India’s China Strategy Needs To Be Debated

India’s China Strategy Needs To Be Debated

India’s China Strategy Needs To Be Debated Context: They most recently “renamed” 11 locations in Arunachal Pradesh, which they believe to be “Zangnam” or, in English, “South Tibet,” in April. The announcement was made following State Council approval, indicating that it had the go-ahead from […]

Arab League Welcomes Syria

Arab League Welcomes Syria 

Arab League Welcomes Syria  Context: After more than a decade of suspension, the Arab League on Sunday welcomed back Syria’s government, ensuring President Bashar al-Assad’s return to the Arab fold after years of exile. Points to Ponder: Syria’s government has been welcomed back by the […]

Horizon For India Beyond The G-20

Horizon For India Beyond The G-20

Horizon For India Beyond The G-20 Context: We should not be blinded by India’s year-long G-20 presidency or its leadership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to the ongoing challenges the country faces as a result of a confluence of events. Therefore, it needs to […]

SCO Ministers To Discuss Economic Ties

SCO Ministers To Discuss Economic Ties

SCO Ministers To Discuss Economic Ties Context: As Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang here on Thursday, they held a “detailed” discussion on bilateral relations, but the unresolved three-year-old military standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) […]

US-SouthKorea Nuclear Deterrence Agreement

US-SouthKorea Nuclear Deterrence Agreement

US-SouthKorea Nuclear Deterrence Agreement Context:  President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea arrived in the United States on April 25 to mark the 70th anniversary of bilateral ties between the two countries. By allying with an extended nuclear deterrence plan against North Korea’s regional aggressiveness, […]

India-Maldives Strengthen Ties

India-Maldives Strengthen Ties

India-Maldives Strengthen Ties Context: The Maldives National Defence Forces Coast Guard’s “Ekatha Harbour” was officially opened by laying down the foundation stone by Maldivian counterpart Mariya Didi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Points to Ponder: The foundation stone for the project was laid by Indian […]

SCO Defence Ministers' Meeting

SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting

SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting Context: As this year’s Chair of the SCO, which comprises Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan in addition to India, New Delhi will host visiting Defence Ministers from member nations as well as observers Belarus and Iran.  Points to […]